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List of WCW World Tag Team Champions

The Dudley Boyz were the final WCW World Tag Team Champions.

The WCW World Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling World Tag Team Championship contested for in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Originally, WCW was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), which had numerous member promotions. The NWA operated many tag team championships before one prime tag team title was established in 1992. One of those titles was the NWA World Tag Team Championship, which was operated by the NWA member Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (MACW), the predecessor of WCW. The championship was created by MACW in 1975.

In January 1991, WCW (the former MACW) began the process of withdrawing as a member of NWA to become an independent promotion, thus the name of the title was changed to the WCW World Tag Team Championship. On July 12, 1992, the WCW World Tag Team Championship was unified with the NWA World Tag Team Championship, which was created earlier that year by the NWA as its prime tag team championship. In September 1993, WCW's withdrawal from the NWA was made official, and the NWA World Tag Team Championship was returned to the NWA; the title was reactivated by the NWA in 1995.[1]

In March 2001, all WCW assets were purchased by the then World Wrestling Federation (WWF) after AOL/Time Warner discontinued their involvement in wrestling programming.[2] After the purchase, the WWF continued the use of the championship as a part of a storyline called The Invasion, which involved a rivalry between former WCW wrestlers and original WWF wrestlers before the purchase of WCW.

Title reigns were determined either by professional wrestling matches with different tag teams, a duo of wrestlers, involved in pre-existing scripted feuds, plots and storylines or were awarded the title due to scripted circumstances. Wrestlers were portrayed as either villains or fan favorites as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches for the championship.[3] The inaugural champions, under the NWA, were The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Gene Anderson and Ole Anderson), who were announced to have won the titles after winning a tournament in January 1975.[4]

Before the promotion's purchase, the final champions recognized by WCW were Sean O' Haire and Chuck Palumbo; they were also the first champions under the titles operation in the WWF. On November 18, 2001, the championship was deactivated after its use in the Invasion storyline. The title was unified with the WWF Tag Team Championship, and the final champions recognized by the WWF, were The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley).[5] The title was won in Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United States. Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) held the most reigns as a tag team (10), and Booker T held the most individual reigns (11), which is the same number of times the title was vacated. At 282 days, Doom's reign during WCW's NWA withdrawal was the longest in the championship's history. Overall, there were 143 title reigns.

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Name Years
NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) January 29, 1975 – January 1991
WCW World Tag Team Championship January 1991 – March 2001
WCW Tag Team Championship June 2001 – November 2001
Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 1   The Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
  January 29, 1975   House show Raleigh, North Carolina   1   106
 2   Paul Jones and Wahoo McDaniel   May 15, 1975   House show Greensboro, North Carolina   1   27
 3   The Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
  June 11, 1975   House show Raleigh, North Carolina   2   230
 4   Rufus R. Jones and Wahoo McDaniel (2)   January 27, 1976   House show Columbia, South Carolina   1   7
 5   The Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
  February 3, 1976   House show Raleigh, North Carolina   3   92
 6   Dino Bravo and Mr. Wrestling   May 5, 1976   House show Raleigh, North Carolina   1   54
 7   The Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
  June 28, 1976   House show Greenville, South Carolina   4   181
 8   Ric Flair and Greg Valentine   December 26, 1976   House show Greensboro, North Carolina   1   133
 9   The Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
  May 8, 1977   House show Charlotte, North Carolina   5   138
 10   Dusty Rhodes and Dick Slater   September 23, 1977   House show Atlanta, Georgia   1   21
 11   The Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
  October 14, 1977   House show Atlanta, Georgia   6   16
 12   Ric Flair and Greg Valentine   October 30, 1977   House show Greensboro, North Carolina   2   153
Vacated   April 1978 Flair and Valentine were forced to vacate their championship by the NWA for continually ending their matches via disqualification.
 13   Paul Jones (2) and Ricky Steamboat   April 23, 1978   House show Greensboro, North Carolina   1   45 Jones and Steamboat won the titles in a tournament final involving ten other tag teams.
 14   Baron Von Raschke and Greg Valentine (3)   June 7, 1978   House show Raleigh, North Carolina   1   202
 15   Paul Orndorff and Jimmy Snuka   December 26, 1978   House show Richmond, Virginia   1   123
 16   Paul Jones (3) and Baron Von Raschke (2)   April 28, 1979   House show N/A   1   102 The location of this title change is unknown.
 17   Ric Flair (3) and Blackjack Mulligan   August 8, 1979   House show Greensboro, North Carolina   1   14
 18   Paul Jones (4) and Baron Von Raschke (3)   August 22, 1979   House show Raleigh, North Carolina   2   63
 19   Ricky Steamboat (2) and Jay Youngblood   October 24, 1979   House show Raleigh, North Carolina   1   157
 20   Ray Stevens and Greg Valentine (4)   March 29, 1980   House show Charlotte, North Carolina   1   42
 21   Ricky Steamboat (3) and Jay Youngblood   May 10, 1980   House show Greensboro, North Carolina   2   43
 22   Ray Stevens (2) and Jimmy Snuka (2)   June 22, 1980   House show Greensboro, North Carolina   1   158
 23   Paul Jones (5) and The Masked Superstar   November 27, 1980   House show Greensboro, North Carolina   1   87
 24   Ivan Koloff and Ray Stevens (3)   February 22, 1981   House show Greensboro, North Carolina   1   28 [6]
 25   Paul Jones (6) and The Masked Superstar (2)   March 22, 1981   House show Greensboro, North Carolina   2   40
 26   The Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
  May 1, 1981   House show Richmond, Virginia   7   214 [7]
Vacated   December 1981 Gene was legitimately injured, and as a result, the NWA forced the Minnesota Wrecking Crew to relinquish the titles.
 27   Ole Anderson (8) and Stan Hansen   February 28, 1982   House show Atlanta, Georgia   1   185 Anderson and Hansen won the titles in a tournament final. [8]
Vacated   September 1982 The NWA forced Anderson and Hansen to relinquish the championships.
 28   Don Kernodle and Sgt. Slaughter   September 12, 1982   House show N/A   1   181 Kernodle and Slaughter won the titles in a fictional tournament final. The promotion claimed that they had beaten Antonio Inoki and Giant Baba in Tokyo, Japan.
 29   Ricky Steamboat (4) and Jay Youngblood   March 12, 1983   House show Greensboro, North Carolina   3   98
 30   Jack Brisco and Jerry Brisco   June 18, 1983   House show Greenville, South Carolina   1   107
 31   Ricky Steamboat (5) and Jay Youngblood   October 3, 1983   House show Greenville, South Carolina   4   18
 32   Jack Brisco and Jerry Brisco   October 21, 1983   House show Richmond, Virginia   2   34
 33   Ricky Steamboat (6) and Jay Youngblood   November 24, 1983   Starrcade (1983) Greensboro, North Carolina   5   31
Vacated   December 25, 1983 The NWA vacated the title after Steamboat announced his retirement from professional wrestling.
 34   Don Kernodle (2) and Bob Orton Jr.   January 8, 1984   House show Charlotte, North Carolina   1   56 Defeated Jimmy Valiant and Dory Funk Jr. in a tournament final.
 35   Wahoo McDaniel (3) and Mark Youngblood   March 4, 1984   House show Charlotte, North Carolina   1   31 [9]
 36   Jack Brisco and Jerry Brisco   April 4, 1984   House show Spartanburg, South Carolina   3   31
 37   Wahoo McDaniel (4) and Mark Youngblood   May 5, 1984   House show Greensboro, North Carolina   2   3
 38   Don Kernodle (3) and Ivan Koloff (2)   May 8, 1984   House show Raleigh, North Carolina   1   165
 39  Manny Fernandez and Dusty Rhodes (2)   October 20, 1984   House show Raleigh, North Carolina   1   149 Ivan and Nikita Koloff turned on Don Kernodle after the match, seriously (kayfabe) injuring him.
 40   The Russian Team
(Ivan (3) and Nikita Koloff)
  March 18, 1985   House show Fayetteville, North Carolina   1   113 During this title reign, Krusher Krushchev joined the Koloffs to form a three-man team, in which the NWA applied the Freebird Rule, allowing all three members to defend the title.
 41  The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
  July 9, 1985   House show Shelby, North Carolina   1   96 Defeated Ivan Koloff and Krusher Khrushchev.
 42   The Russian Team
(Ivan (4) and Nikita Koloff)
  October 13, 1985   House show Charlotte, North Carolina   2   46
 43  The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
  November 28, 1985   Starrcade (1985) Greensboro, North Carolina   2   66
 44  The Midnight Express
(Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton)
  February 2, 1986   Superstars on the Superstation Atlanta, Georgia   1   195
 45  The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
  August 16, 1986   House show Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   3   112
 46   Manny Fernandez (2) and Rick Rude   December 6, 1986   World Championship Wrestling Atlanta, Georgia   1   171 This title change aired on tape delay that evening.
 47  The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
  May 26, 1987   N/A "Spokane, Washington"   4   126 Awarded in a phantom match in Spokane, Washington, said to have defeated Fernandez and Ivan Koloff (substituting for Rude after he left for the WWF). An earlier match against Fernandez and Rude was also shown.
 48  Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard   September 29, 1987   NWA Pro Wrestling Misenheimer, North Carolina   1   180 Match was no disqualification. The Midnight Express attacked the Rock 'n' Roll Express en route to the ring, injuring Ricky Morton. Robert Gibson wrestled most of the match solo, but when an injured Morton returned to the ring, he was immediately put into a submission hold by Blanchard. Gibson surrendered rather than risk further injury to Morton. This title change aired on tape delay.
 49  Lex Luger and Barry Windham   March 27, 1988   Clash of the Champions I Greensboro, North Carolina   1   24
 50  Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard   April 20, 1988   World Championship Wrestling Jacksonville, Florida   2   143 Windham turned on Luger and joined the Four Horsemen. This title change aired on tape delay. Renamed from NWA to WCW
 51   The Midnight Express
(Bobby Eaton (2) and Stan Lane)
  September 10, 1988   House show Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   1   49 Anderson and Blanchard left for the WWF after this match.
 52  The Road Warriors
(Animal and Hawk)
  October 29, 1988   House show New Orleans, Louisiana   1   155
 53  The Varsity Club
(Mike Rotunda and "Dr. Death" Steve Williams)
  April 2, 1989   Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin' Cajun New Orleans, Louisiana   1   35 Referee Teddy Long fast-counted Road Warrior Hawk's shoulders on the mat, beginning Long's eventual heel turn that would see him fired as a referee and become a manager.
Vacated   May 7, 1989   WrestleWar (1989) Nashville, Tennessee The NWA forced Rotunda and Williams to relinquish the titles due to Varsity Club members Kevin Sullivan and Dan Spivey attacking special referee Nikita Koloff during the WrestleWar '89 title defense against the Road Warriors.
 54  The Fabulous Freebirds
(Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes)
  June 14, 1989   Clash of the Champions VII: Guts and Glory Fort Bragg, North Carolina   1   140 Defeated The Midnight Express in a tournament final.
 55  The Steiner Brothers
(Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner)
  November 1, 1989   World Championship Wrestling Atlanta, Georgia   1   199 This title change aired on tape delay on November 18, 1989.
 56  Doom
(Butch Reed and Ron Simmons)
  May 19, 1990   Capital Combat Washington, D.C.   1   281 Title renamed the WCW World Tag Team Championship during this reign following WCW breaking ties with the NWA.
 57   The Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin)
  February 24, 1991   WrestleWar (1991) Phoenix, Arizona   2   −6 Lost the titles at a TV taping 6 days before winning them.
 58   The Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner)
  February 18, 1991   WCW Pro Montgomery, Alabama   2   152 This title change aired on tape delay on March 9, 1991.
Vacated   July 20, 1991   World Championship Wrestling Stripped of titles after Scott sustained a legitimate biceps injury.
 59  The Enforcers
(Arn Anderson (3) and Larry Zbyszko)
  September 5, 1991   Clash of the Champions XVI: Fall Brawl Augusta, Georgia   1   75 Defeated Rick Steiner and Bill Kazmaier in a tournament final.
 60   Ricky Steamboat (7) and Dustin Rhodes   November 19, 1991   Clash of the Champions XVII Savannah, Georgia   1   58
 61  Arn Anderson (4) and Bobby Eaton (3)   January 16, 1992   House show Jacksonville, Florida   1   108
 62   The Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner)
  May 3, 1992   House show Chicago, Illinois   3   63
 63  Terry Gordy and Steve Williams (2)   July 5, 1992   House show Atlanta, Georgia   1   78 On July 12, 1992, Gordy and Williams won the NWA World Tag Team Championship, which was regarded as unified with the WCW World Tag Team Championship; from here until the withdrawal of WCW from the NWA, the two titles are defended together.
 64   Barry Windham (2) and Dustin Rhodes (2)   September 21, 1992   Saturday Night Atlanta, Georgia   1   58 This title change aired on tape delay on October 3, 1992.
 65   Ricky Steamboat (8) and Shane Douglas   November 18, 1992   Clash of the Champions XXI Macon, Georgia   1   104
 66  The Hollywood Blonds
(Steve Austin and Brian Pillman)
  March 2, 1993   WCW Worldwide Macon, Georgia   1   169 This title change aired on tape delay on March 27, 1993.
 67   Arn Anderson (5) and Paul Roma   August 18, 1993   Clash of the Champions XXIV Daytona Beach, Florida   1   32 Anderson and Roma are stripped of the NWA Tag Team Championship on September 1, 1993 following WCW's withdrawal from the NWA. WCW and NWA Tag Team Championships are hereafter no longer defended together.
 68  The Nasty Boys
(Jerry Sags and Brian Knobbs)
  September 19, 1993   Fall Brawl (1993) Houston, Texas   1   15
 69  Marcus Alexander Bagwell and 2 Cold Scorpio   October 4, 1993   Saturday Night Columbus, Georgia   1   20 This title change aired on tape delay on October 23, 1993.
 70  The Nasty Boys
(Jerry Sags and Brian Knobbs)
  October 24, 1993   Halloween Havoc (1993) New Orleans, Louisiana   2   210
 71  Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan   May 22, 1994   Slamboree (1994) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   1   56
 72   Pretty Wonderful
(Paul Roma (2) and Paul Orndorff (2))
  July 17, 1994   Bash at the Beach (1994) Orlando, Florida   1   70
 73  Stars and Stripes
(Marcus Alexander Bagwell (2) and The Patriot)
  September 25, 1994  Main Event Atlanta, Georgia   1   28
 74  Pretty Wonderful
(Paul Roma (3) and Paul Orndorff (3))
 October 23, 1994  Halloween Havoc (1994) Detroit, Michigan  2   24
 75  Stars and Stripes
(Marcus Alexander Bagwell (3) and The Patriot)
 November 16, 1994  Clash of the Champions XXIX Jacksonville, Florida  2   22
 76  Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
  December 8, 1994   Saturday Night Atlanta, Georgia   1   164 This title change aired on tape delay on January 14, 1995.
 77   The Nasty Boys
(Jerry Sags and Brian Knobbs)
  May 21, 1995   Slamboree (1995) St. Petersburg, Florida   3   34 See next reign for explanation.
 78  Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
  May 3, 1995   WCW WorldWide Orlando, Florida   2   28 This title change aired on tape delay on June 24, 1995. When the episode of WorldWide featuring this match was shot on May 3, Harlem Heat were still the champions as Slamboree did not occur until eighteen days later. While the reign of the Nasty Boys technically ended before it began due to the taping schedule, the team's official reign length is 33 days.
 79   Dick Slater (2) and Bunkhouse Buck   June 21, 1995   Saturday Night Atlanta, Georgia   1   57 This title change aired on tape delay on July 22, 1995. Like the two previous reigns, the tapings were done far enough in advance for the champions not to have won the titles; when the match was taped, the Nasty Boys were still the champions and Harlem Heat's regaining of the titles on WorldWide had not yet aired.
 80  Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
  September 17, 1995   Fall Brawl (1995) Asheville, North Carolina   3   1
 81  The American Males
(Marcus Alexander Bagwell (4) and Scotty Riggs)
  September 18, 1995   Nitro Johnson City, Tennessee   1   9
 82  Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
  September 27, 1995   Saturday Night Atlanta, Georgia   4   117 This title change aired on tape delay on October 28, 1995.
 83  Sting and Lex Luger (2)   January 22, 1996   Nitro Las Vegas, Nevada   1   154
 84  Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
  June 24, 1996   Nitro Charlotte, North Carolina   5   30
 85   The Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner)
  July 24, 1996   House show Cincinnati, Ohio   4   3
 86  Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
  July 27, 1996   House show Dayton, Ohio   6   58
 87  The Public Enemy
(Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock)
  September 23, 1996   Nitro Birmingham, Alabama   1   8
 88  Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
  October 1, 1996   Saturday Night Canton, Ohio   7   26 This title change aired on tape delay on October 5, 1996.
 89  The Outsiders
(Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
  October 27, 1996   Halloween Havoc (1996) Las Vegas, Nevada   1   90
 90   The Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner)
  January 25, 1997   Souled Out (1997) Cedar Rapids, Iowa   5   2
 91  The Outsiders
(Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
  January 27, 1997   Nitro Las Vegas, Nevada   2   27 WCW President Eric Bischoff stripped the Steiner Brothers of the titles and returned them to The Outsiders due to WCW referee Randy Anderson, who was not an official referee for Souled Out, counting the fall.
 92   Lex Luger (3) and The Giant   February 23, 1997   SuperBrawl VII Daly City, California   1   1
 93   The Outsiders
(Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
  February 24, 1997   Nitro Sacramento, California   3   231 WCW President Eric Bischoff returned the titles to The Outsiders as Luger was not medically cleared to wrestle at SuperBrawl.
Syxx (1) also gets credited with a reign as the nWo invoked "Wolfpac Rules" and named Syxx as champion after an injury to Nash on October 13, 1997.
[10][11]
 94   The Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner)
  October 13, 1997   Nitro Tampa, Florida   6   91 Defeated Hall and Syxx for the titles.
 95   The Outsiders
(Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
  January 12, 1998   Nitro Jacksonville, Florida   4   28
 96   The Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner)
  February 9, 1998   Nitro El Paso, Texas   7   13 [12]
 97   The Outsiders
(Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
  February 22, 1998   SuperBrawl VIII Daly City, California   5   84 The Outsiders win the titles after Scott turned on Rick and joined the nWo.
 98  Sting (2) and The Giant (2)   May 17, 1998   Slamboree (1998) Worcester, Massachusetts   1   16 Sting and Giant won the titles after Hall turned on Nash and hit him with one of the title belts.
Vacated   June 2, 1998   Thunder Peoria, Illinois WCW vacated the titles after Sting joined the NWO Wolfpac.
 99   Sting (3) and Kevin Nash (6)   June 14, 1998   The Great American Bash (1998) Baltimore, Maryland   1   36 Sting won the championships in a singles match against The Giant, in which the winner would take control of the Tag Team Championship and choose a partner to defend with; on the following night's Nitro broadcast in Uniondale, NY, Sting chose Nash.
 100   Scott Hall (6) and The Giant (3)   July 20, 1998   Nitro Salt Lake City, Utah   1   98
 101   Rick Steiner (8) and Kenny Kaos   October 25, 1998   Halloween Havoc (1998) Las Vegas, Nevada   1   71 Steiner and Buff Bagwell [13] defeated The Giant and Scott Steiner, who subbed for an injured Hall.[14]
Since Bagwell turned on Steiner during the match, Steiner was allowed to pick a new championship partner, and chose Kaos the next night on Nitro.
Vacated   January 7, 1999   Thunder Richmond, Virginia WCW vacated the championship after Steiner sustained a legitimate injury.
 102   Barry Windham (3) and Curt Hennig   February 21, 1999   SuperBrawl IX Oakland, California   1   21 Defeated Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko in a tournament final. [15]
 103  Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko   March 14, 1999   Uncensored (1999) Louisville, Kentucky   1   15
 104  Rey Misterio Jr. and Billy Kidman   March 29, 1999   Nitro Toronto, Ontario, Canada   1   41
 105  Raven and Perry Saturn   May 9, 1999   Slamboree (1999) St. Louis, Missouri   1   22 Title won in a tag-team triangle match also involving the team of Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko.
 106  The Jersey Triad
(Diamond Dallas Page, Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Kanyon)
  May 31, 1999   Nitro Houston, Texas   1   8 Page and Bigelow defeated Saturn and Chris Kanyon (serving as an injury substitute for Raven) when Kanyon turned on Saturn.
Kanyon was then given a share of the title, and the "Freebird Rule" was placed in effect.
 107   Chris Benoit (2) and Perry Saturn (2)   June 8, 1999   Thunder Syracuse, New York   1   5 Defeated Page and Kanyon for the title
 108   The Jersey Triad
(Diamond Dallas Page, Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Kanyon)
  June 13, 1999   The Great American Bash (1999) Baltimore, Maryland   2   62 Page and Kanyon won the title, with Bigelow also defending via the "Freebird Rule"
 109  Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
  August 14, 1999   Road Wild (1999) Sturgis, South Dakota   8   9 Defeated Bigelow and Kanyon for the title
 110  The West Texas Rednecks
(Barry Windham (4) and Kendall Windham)
  August 23, 1999   Nitro Las Vegas, Nevada   1   20
 111  Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
  September 12, 1999   Fall Brawl (1999) Winston-Salem, North Carolina   9   36
 112   The Filthy Animals
(Konnan and Rey Misterio Jr. (2))
  October 18, 1999   Nitro Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   1   6
Vacated   October 24, 1999   Halloween Havoc (1999) Las Vegas, Nevada WCW vacated the titles after Misterio Jr. sustained a legitimate leg injury.
 113  Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
  October 24, 1999   Halloween Havoc (1999) Las Vegas, Nevada   10   1 Titles won in a Triple Threat Street Fight against Konnan & Billy Kidman and Brian Knobs & Hugh Morrus. [16]
 114   The Filthy Animals
(Konnan (2) and Billy Kidman (2))
  October 25, 1999   Nitro Phoenix, Arizona   1   28
 115  Creative Control
(Gerald and Patrick)
  November 22, 1999   Nitro Auburn Hills, Michigan   1   15
 116  Bret Hart and Goldberg   December 7, 1999   Thunder Madison, Wisconsin   1   6 Both men achieved the Triple Crown at the same time with this win.
 117   The Outsiders
(Kevin Nash (7) and Scott Hall (7))
  December 13, 1999   Nitro New Orleans, Louisiana   6   14
Vacated   December 27, 1999   Nitro Houston, Texas WCW vacated the titles after Hall sustained a legitimate injury.
 118  David Flair and Crowbar   January 3, 2000   Nitro Greenville, South Carolina   1   15 Defeated Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner in a tournament final.
 119  The Mamalukes
(Johnny the Bull and Big Vito)
  January 18, 2000   Thunder Evansville, Indiana   1   25
 120  The Harris Brothers
(Ron and Don Harris)
  February 12, 2000   House show Oberhausen, Germany   2   1 Previous held the championship under the name "Creative Control"
 121  The Mamalukes
(Johnny the Bull and Big Vito)
  February 13, 2000   House show Leipzig, Germany   2   35
 122  The Harris Brothers
(Ron and Don Harris)
  March 19, 2000   Uncensored (2000) Miami, Florida   3   22
  April 10, 2000   Nitro Denver, Colorado WCW Presidents Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff vacated every WCW championship during WCW's reboot.
 123   Shane Douglas (2) and Buff Bagwell (5)   April 16, 2000   Spring Stampede (2000) Chicago, Illinois   1   29 Defeated The Total Package and Ric Flair in a tournament final.
 124  KroniK
(Brian Adams and Bryan Clark)
  May 15, 2000   Nitro Biloxi, Mississippi   1   15
 125  Perfect Event
(Shawn Stasiak and Chuck Palumbo)
  May 30, 2000   Thunder Nampa, Idaho   1   40 This title change aired on tape delay.
 126   KroniK
(Brian Adams and Bryan Clark)
  July 9, 2000   Bash at the Beach (2000) Daytona Beach, Florida   2   35
 127  Dark Carnival
(The Great Muta and Vampiro)
  August 13, 2000   New Blood Rising Vancouver, British Columbia   1   1
 128  The Filthy Animals
(Rey Misterio Jr. (3) and Juventud Guerrera)
  August 14, 2000   Nitro Kelowna, British Columbia   1   35
Vacated   September 18, 2000   Nitro Ontario, Canada Misterio Jr. and Guerrera were forced to relinquish the titles by WCW.
 129  Sean O'Haire and Mark Jindrak   September 25, 2000   Nitro Uniondale, New York   1   14 O'Haire and Jindrak won the titles in a battle royal.
 130  Misfits in Action
(Lieutenant Loco and Corporal Cajun)
  October 9, 2000   Thunder Sydney, Australia   1   0
 131   Sean O'Haire and Mark Jindrak   October 9, 2000   Thunder Sydney, Australia   2   38
 132  The Boogie Knights
(Alex Wright and Disco Inferno)
  November 16, 2000   Millennium Final Oberhausen, Germany   1   4 Wright teamed up with General Rection, who took the place of an injured Disco Inferno. However, Inferno is recognized by WWE as the champion with Wright. [17]
 133   Perfect Event
(Shawn Stasiak and Chuck Palumbo)
  November 20, 2000   Nitro Augusta, Georgia   2   6 Defeated Alex Wright and Elix Skipper, who took the place of an injured Disco Inferno. [17]
 134  The Insiders
(Diamond Dallas Page (3) and Kevin Nash (8))
  November 26, 2000   Mayhem (2000) Milwaukee, Wisconsin   1   8
 135   Perfect Event
(Shawn Stasiak and Chuck Palumbo)
  December 4, 2000   Nitro Lincoln, Nebraska   3   13 WCW Commissioner Mike Sanders awarded Stasiak and Palumbo the titles after The Insiders were forced to vacate the titles.
 136  The Insiders
(Diamond Dallas Page (4) and Kevin Nash (9))
  December 17, 2000   Starrcade (2000) Washington, D.C.   2   28
 137  The Natural Born Thrillers
(Chuck Palumbo (4) and Sean O'Haire (3))
  January 14, 2001   Sin Indianapolis, Indiana   1   205 This title reign by Palumbo and O'Haire was the final recognized by WCW before its assets were bought by the WWF; titles renamed to WCW Tag Team Championship.
 138  The Brothers of Destruction
(Kane and The Undertaker)
  August 7, 2001   SmackDown! Los Angeles, California   1   49 This title change aired on tape delay. First championship change in the WWF.
 139   Booker T (11) and Test   September 25, 2001   SmackDown! Dayton, Ohio   1   13 This title change aired on tape delay.
 140  The Hardy Boyz
(Jeff and Matt Hardy)
 October 8, 2001  Raw Indianapolis, Indiana  1   15
 141  The Dudley Boyz
(Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley)
 October 23, 2001  SmackDown! Omaha, Nebraska  1   26 [18]
Unified   November 18, 2001   Survivor Series Greensboro, North Carolina Unified with the WWF Tag Team Championship when the Dudley Boyz beat the Hardy Boyz.

List of top combined reignsEdit

¤ The exact length of one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.

By teamEdit

Rank Team No. of reigns Combined days
1. The Minnesota Wrecking Crew 7 992¤
2. The Steiner Brothers 7 520
3. Harlem Heat 10 470
4. The Rock 'n' Roll Express 4 400
5. Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood 5 347
6. Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard 2 323
7. Ric Flair and Greg Valentine 2 286¤
8. Doom 1 282
9. The Nasty Boys 3 259
10. The Outsiders 5 244
11. The Outsiders with Syxx 1 231
12. Sean O'Haire and Chuck Palumbo 1 205
13. The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton) 1 195
14. Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle 1 193¤
15. Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen 1 185¤
16. Baron von Raschke and Greg Valentine 1 177¤
17. Jack Brisco and Jerry Brisco 3 172
18. Hollywood Blonds 1 169
19. Ivan Koloff and Don Kernodle 1 165
Baron von Raschke and Paul Jones 2 165
21. Jimmy Snuka and Ray Stevens 1 158
22. The Road Warriors 1 155
23. Sting and Lex Luger 1 154
24. Dusty Rhodes and Manny Fernandez 1 150
Manny Fernandez and Rick Rude 1 150
26. Jimmy Snuka and Paul Orndorff 1 148¤
27. The Fabulous Freebirds 2 134
28. Paul Jones and Masked Superstar 2 127
29. Ivan Koloff and Nikita Koloff (with Krusher Khrushchev) 1 113
30. Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton 1 108
31. Shane Douglas and Ricky Steamboat 1 104
32. The Giant and Scott Hall 1 98
33. Pretty Wonderful 1 94
34. Terry Gordy and Steve Williams 1 78
35. Enforcers 1 75
36. The Jersey Triad 2 72
37. Kenny Kaos and Rick Steiner 1 70
The Mamalukes 2 70
39. The Perfect Event 3 59
40. Dustin Rhodes and Ricky Steamboat 1 58
Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham 1 58
42. Bunkhouse Buck and Dick Slater 1 57
43. Don Kernodle and Bob Orton, Jr. 1 56
Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan 1 56
45. Mr. Wrestling and Dino Bravo 1 54
46. Mark Jindrak and Sean O'Haire 2 52
47. KroniK 2 50
Stars and Stripes 2 50
49. The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) 1 49
The Brothers of Destruction 1 49
51. Ivan Koloff and Nikita Koloff 1 46
52. Paul Jones and Ricky Steamboat 1 45
53. Ray Stevens and Greg Valentine 1 42
54. (Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio, Jr.) 1 41
55. Creative Control/Harris Brothers 3 40
56. The Insiders 2 36
57. The Varsity Club 1 35
Kevin Nash and Sting 1 35
The Filthy Animals (Juventud Guerrera and Rey Misterio, Jr.) 1 35
60. Wahoo McDaniel and Mark Youngblood 2 33
61. Arn Anderson and Paul Roma 1 32
62. Buff Bagwell and Shane Douglas 1 29
63. Ray Stevens and Ivan Koloff 1 28
The Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Konnan) 1 28
65. Wahoo McDaniel and Paul Jones 1 27
66. The Dudley Boyz 1 26
67. Lex Luger and Barry Windham 1 24
68. Raven and Perry Saturn 1 22
69. (Curt Hennig and Barry Windham) 1 21
70. Marcus Bagwell and 2 Cold Scorpio 1 20
The West Texas Rednecks (Barry Windham and Kendall Windham) 1 20
72. The Giant and Sting 1 18
73. Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko 1 15
Crowbar and David Flair 1 15
The Hardy Boyz 1 15
76. Ric Flair and Blackjack Mulligan 1 14
77. Booker T and Test 1 13
78. The American Males 1 9
79. The Public Enemy 1 8
80. Wahoo McDaniel and Rufus R. Jones 1 7
Dusty Rhodes and Dick Slater 1 7
82. The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Rey Misterio, Jr.) 1 6
Goldberg and Bret Hart 1 6
84. The Boogie Knights 1 4
85. Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn 1 3
86. Lex Luger and The Giant 1 1
The Great Muta and Vampiro 1 1
88. Misfits in Action 1 <1

By wrestlerEdit

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined Days
1 Ole Anderson 8 1,162
2 Gene Anderson 7 977
3 Rick Steiner 8 592
4 Scott Hall 7 572
5 Ricky Steamboat 8 554
6 Kevin Nash 9 546
7 Arn Anderson 5 538
8 Greg Valentine 4 530
9 Scott Steiner 7 521
10 Booker T 11 452
11 Stevie Ray 10 439
12 Don Kernodle 3 413
13 Robert Gibson 4 400
Ricky Morton 4 400
15 Baron von Raschke 3 367
16 Paul Jones 6 364
17 Ivan Koloff 4 352
Bobby Eaton 3 352
19 Jay Youngblood 5 347
20 Tully Blanchard 2 323
21 Manny Fernandez 2 320
22 Ric Flair 3 300
23 Jimmy Snuka 2 281
Butch Reed 1 281
Ron Simmons 1 281
26 Chuck Palumbo 4 264
27 Sean O'Haire 3 257
28 Syxx 1 231
29 Ray Stevens 3 228
30 Paul Orndorff 3 217
31 Sting 3 208
32 Jerry Sags 3 207
Brian Knobs 3 207
34 Dennis Condrey 1 195
35 Sgt. Slaughter 1 192
36 Stan Hansen 1 185
37 Lex Luger 3 179
38 Jack Brisco 3 172
Jerry Brisco 3 172
40 Rick Rude 1 171
41 Dusty Rhodes 2 170
42 Steve Austin 1 169
Brian Pillman 1 169
44 Nikita Koloff 2 159
45 Animal 1 155
Hawk 1 155
47 Jimmy Garvin 2 134
Michael Hayes 2 134
49 Shane Douglas 2 133
50 The Masked Superstar 2 127
51 Paul Roma 3 126
52 Barry Windham 4 123
53 The Giant 3 117
54 Dustin Rhodes 2 116
55 Krusher Khrushchev 1 113
56 Marcus Alexander Bagwell/Marcus Bagwell/Buff Bagwell 5 109
57 Diamond Dallas Page 4 106
58 Steve Williams 2 94
59 Rey Mysterio, Jr. 3 82
60 Dick Slater 2 78
61 Larry Zbyszko 1 75
62 Kenny Kaos 1 70
Bam Bam Bigelow 2 70
Chris Kanyon 2 70
65 Billy Kidman 2 69
66 Wahoo McDaniel 4 68
67 Johnny the Bull 2 60
Big Vito 2 60
69 Terry Gordy 1 59
Shawn Stasiak 2 59
71 Bunkhouse Buck 1 57
72 Bob Orton, Jr. 1 56
Cactus Jack 1 56
Kevin Sullivan 1 56
75 Dino Bravo 1 54
Mr. Wrestling 1 54
77 Mark Jindrak 2 52
78 The Patriot 2 50
Brian Adams 2 50
Bryan Clark 2 50
81 Stan Lane 1 49
Kane 1 49
The Undertaker 1 49
84 Gerald/Ron Harris 3 38
Patrick/Don Harris 3 38
86 Mike Rotunda 1 35
Juventud Guerrera 1 35
88 Mark Youngblood 2 34
Konnan 2 34
90 Perry Saturn 2 27
91 Bubba Ray Dudley 1 26
D-Von Dudley 1 26
93 Raven 1 22
94 Curt Hennig 1 21
95 2 Cold Scorpio 1 20
Chris Benoit 2 20
Kendall Windham 1 20
98 Dean Malenko 1 15
David Flair 1 15
Crowbar 1 15
Jeff Hardy 1 15
Matt Hardy 1 15
103 Blackjack Mulligan 1 14
104 Test 1 13
105 Scotty Rigs 1 9
106 Johnny Grunge 1 8
Rocco Rock 1 8
108 Rufus R. Jones 1 7
109 Bret Hart 1 6
Goldberg 1 6
111 Alex Wright 1 4
General Rection 1 4
113 The Great Muta 1 1
Vampiro 1 1
115 Lieutenant Loco 1 <1
Corporal Cajun 1 <1

FootnotesEdit

  • ^ - This title reign is included twice for the purpose of showing the different recognitions by WCW and the WWF.

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