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Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (Zero1)

The Intercontinental Tag Team Championship[1] is a professional wrestling tag team title in Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1, typically reserved for (but not exclusive to) heavyweight (>100 kg (220 lb)) wrestlers. It was created on June 14, 2001, three months after then Pro Wrestling Zero-One's creation, when Samoa Joe & Keiji Sakoda (though Zero1 has since ceased to recognize both their reign as well as the following reign by Steve Corino and Mike Rapada)[2][3][4] defeated Yuuki Ishikawa & Katsumi Usuda.[5] This was during a time when Zero-One was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance; since the two organizations' parting in late 2004, the NWA does not recognize or sanction it, though it retains the NWA initials. It is one of two tag team titles currently active in Zero1, along with the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship, contested exclusively among junior heavyweights. There have been a total of 45 recognized individual champions and 38 recognized teams, who have had a combined 43 official reigns.

Intercontinental Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionPro Wrestling Zero1
Date establishedJune 14, 2001
Current champion(s)Yuko Miyamoto and Masashi Takeda
Date wonOctober 26, 2019
Other name(s)
NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Samoa Joe and Keiji Sakoda June 14, 2001 Shingeki Osaka, Japan 1 25 0 Defeated Yuuki Ishikawa and Katsumi Usuda.
2 Steve Corino and Mike Rapada July 9, 2001 1 3 0 Awarded the title by NWA president Howard Brody.
3 Shinjiro Otani and Yuuki Ishikawa July 12, 2001 True Century Battle Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 [Note 1] 0
Vacated October 2001 Vacated due to Ishikawa leaving ZERO-ONE.
4 Shinjiro Otani (2) and Masato Tanaka January 6, 2002 Vast Energy Tokyo, Japan 1 287 5 Defeated Samoa Joe and Tom Howard.
5 Nathan Jones and Jon Heidenreich October 20, 2002 Improvement II Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 6 1
6 Shinya Hashimoto and Naoya Ogawa October 26, 2002 Improvement II Tour Osaka, Japan 1 50 1
7 Matt Ghaffari and Tom Howard December 15, 2002 Truth Creation Tokyo, Japan 1 135 2
8 Shinya Hashimoto and Naoya Ogawa April 29, 2003 01 Division Tour Nagoya, Japan 2 3 0
Vacated May 3, 2003 Stripped by NWA Chairman Richard Arpin due to Ogawa throwing Ghaffari over the top rope in winning the title.
9 Steve Corino (2) and C.W. Anderson May 3, 2003 01WORLD Tokyo, Japan 1 120 3 Defeated Kohei Sato and Hirotaka Yokoi.
10 Shinjiro Otani (3) and Masato Tanaka August 31, 2003 01 Summer Gift Gifu, Japan 2 172 2
11 Takao Omori and Shiro Koshinaka February 19, 2004 Embers Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 119 5
12 Shinya Hashimoto (3) and Yoshiaki Fujiwara June 17, 2004 Ambitious Sendai, Japan 1 75 2
13 Shinjiro Otani (4) and Takao Omori (2) August 31, 2004 Determination II Morioka, Japan 1 33 1
14 Masato Tanaka (3) and Wataru Sakata October 3, 2004 New Whirlpool-1 Truth II Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 28 0
Vacated October 31, 2004 Vacated due to ZERO-ONE leaving the NWA.
15 Kohei Sato and Ryoji Sai April 14, 2005 Outburst Revolution Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 179 3 Defeated Shinjiro Otani and Masato Tanaka.
16 Ikuto Hidaka and Minoru Fujita October 10, 2005 Interception Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 138 1
17 Steve Corino (3) and Y2P-160kg February 25, 2006 Happening Tour Osaka, Japan 1 115 1
18 Kohei Sato and Ryoji Sai June 20, 2006 Rights Tour Odawara, Japan 2 4 0
19 Manabu Nakanishi and Takao Omori (3) June 24, 2006 Rights Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 257 2
20 Yoshihiro Takayama and Kohei Sato (3) March 8, 2007 Max Satisfaction Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 232 2
21 Minoru Fujita (2) and Takuya Sugawara October 26, 2007 Innovation Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 399 4
22 Mr. Wrestling 3 (4) and Charles Evans November 28, 2008 Zero1 Beat Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 94 0
Vacated March 2, 2009 Vacated due to Charles Evans' rebellious actions against World Premier Federation.
23 Ryoji Sai (3) and Osamu Namiguchi March 15, 2009 Wrestler's 1 Tokyo, Japan 1 123 1 Defeated Steve Corino and Mr. Wrestling 3.
24 Kohei Sato (4) and Kamikaze July 16, 2009 Wrestler's Utsunomiya, Japan 1 100 2
25 Ikuto Hidaka (2) and Munenori Sawa October 24, 2009 Wrestler's 6 ~ Never Gonna Stop! Tokyo, Japan 1 95 0
26 Shinjiro Otani (5) and Akebono January 27, 2010 Wrestler's 9 Tokyo, Japan 1 315 4
Vacated December 8, 2010 Vacated so that the title could be decided in the Furinkazan tournament.
27 Kohei Sato (5) and Kamikaze December 21, 2010 Furinkazan Nagoya, Japan 2 267 3 Defeated Masato Tanaka and Daisuke Sekimoto in the final of the Furinkazan tournament.
28 Masato Tanaka (4) and Zeus September 14, 2011 Tenkaichi Jr. Tokyo, Japan 1 419 4
29 Shito Ueda and Yusaku Obata November 6, 2012 Universe Tokyo, Japan 1 73 0
Vacated January 18, 2013 Vacated due to Obata being sidelined with an injury.
30 Akebono (2) and Daisuke Sekimoto February 3, 2013 Change the World Tokyo, Japan 1 330 1 Defeated Kohei Sato and Zeus.
Vacated December 30, 2013 Vacated due to Sekimoto being sidelined with an injury.
31 Shinjiro Otani (6) and Kamikaze (3) January 1, 2014 N/A Tokyo, Japan 1 125 1 Defeated Masato Tanaka and Yusaku Obata.
32 Masato Tanaka (5) and Takashi Sugiura May 6, 2014 Destiny Tokyo, Japan 1 397 6
33 Kohei Sato (6) and Daisuke Sekimoto (2) June 7, 2015 Long, Long Way Tokyo, Japan 1 334 4
34 Masato Tanaka (6) and James Raideen May 6, 2016 Children's Day Special Tokyo, Japan 1 253 2
35 Hartley Jackson and Taru January 14, 2017 New Year Dream Series Tokyo, Japan 1 20 0
36 Akebono (3) and Shogun Okamoto February 3, 2017 New Year Dream Series Tokyo, Japan 1 75 1
Vacated April 19, 2017 Vacated due to Akebono being sidelined with health issues.
37 Kai and Yusaku Obata (2) May 21, 2017 Shinsei Zero1 Dream Series ~ Growth Tokyo, Japan 1 101 0 Defeated Kohei Sato and Hideki Suzuki.
Vacated August 30, 2017 Vacated due to Kai and Obata being unable to defend the title because of scheduling conflicts.
38 Hideki Suzuki and Kohei Sato (7) September 14, 2017 Zero1 Dream Series Tokyo, Japan 1 109 1 Defeated Shogun Okamoto and Yutaka Yoshie.
39 Masayuki Okamoto/Shogun Okamoto (2) and Yutaka Yoshie (2) January 1, 2018 Kinga Shinnen Tokyo, Japan 1 62 0 Okamoto won the title as Masayuki Okamoto, but immediately afterwards announced he was returning to the ring name Shogun Okamoto. [6]
40 Masato Tanaka (7) and Yuji Hino (1) March 4, 2018 Kinga Shinnen Tokyo, Japan 1 203 3
41 Taru (2) and Chris Vice (1) September 23, 2018 Chibiko Bullying Eradication Genki Hatsuratsu ~ A Really Strong Person Does Not Do Bullying But Will Stand Up Iwate, Japan 1 100 0
42 Masato Tanaka (8) and Takuya Sugawara (2) January 1, 2019 Happy New Year Tokyo, Japan 1 298+ 3
43 Yuko Miyamoto (1) and Masashi Takeda (1) October 26, 2019 Yasukuni Shine 150th Anniversary Hono Pro Wrestling 17th Yamato Shinshu Chikara Matsuri Tokyo, Japan 1 24+ 0

Combined reignsEdit

As of November 19, 2019.

Indicates the current champion

By teamEdit

Rank Team No. of
reigns
Combined days
1. Masato Tanaka 8 2081+
2. Kohei Sato 7 1,225
3 Shinjiro Otani 6 1026
4. Daisuke Sekimoto 2 665
5. Akebono 3 734
6. Minoru Fujita 2 537
7. Kamikaze 3 492
8. Takuya Sugawara 2 721+
9. Zeus 1 419
10. Takao Omori 3 409
11. Takashi Sugiura 1 397
12. Steve Corino 4 334
13. Ryouji Sai 3 306
14. Manabu Nakanishi 1 257
15. James Raideen 1 253
16. Ikuto Hidaka 2 233
17. Yoshihiro Takayama 1 232
18. Yuji Hino 1 203
19. Y2P-160 kg/Yutaka Yoshie 2 187
20. Yusaku Obata 2 174
21. Shogun Okamoto/Masayuki Okamoto 2 137
22. Matt Ghafari 1 135
22. Tom Howard 1 135
23. Shinya Hashimoto 3 128
24. Osamu Namiguchi 1 123
25. C.W. Anderson 1 121
26. Taru 2 120
27. Shiro Koshinaka 1 119
28. Hideki Suzuki 1 109
29. Kai 1 101
30. Chris Vice 1 100
31. Charles Evans 1 95
32. Munenori Sawa 1 95
33. Yuuki Ishikawa 1 81
34. Yoshiaki Fujiwara 1 75
35. Shito Ueda 1 73
36. Naoya Ogawa 2 53
37. Wataru Sakata 1 28
Samoa Joe 1 28
39. Keiji Sakoda 1 25
40. Hartley Jackson 1 20
41. John Heidenreich 1 6
Nathan Jones 1 6
42. Mike Rapada 1 3

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The exact date on which Otani & Ishikawa were stripped of the championship is not known, which means that their reign lasted between 81 and 111 days.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pro Wrestling ZERO1 official results archives" (in Japanese). ZERO-ONE-MAX.com. Archived from the original on 2007-07-26. Retrieved 2007-07-10.
  2. ^ "Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE results, 2001". Strong Style Spirit. Archived from the original on 2007-06-20. Retrieved 2007-07-11.
  3. ^ "NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship title history". TitleHistories.com. Retrieved 2007-07-11.
  4. ^ "NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2007-07-11.
  5. ^ "NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship official title history". ZEROONEUSA.com. Archived from the original on 2006-05-14. Retrieved 2007-07-11.
  6. ^ 小幡が世界ヘビー、岡本&吉江はインター―コンチ獲得、Sugiは入団&政宗とライトタッグ奪取、ブードゥに朱崇花加入…1・1後楽園リポート!. Pro Wrestling Zero1 (in Japanese). 2018-01-01. Retrieved 2018-01-01.

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