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International Lightweight Tag Team Championship (Zero1)

The International Lightweight Tag Team Championship[1] is a professional wrestling tag team title in Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1, contested exclusively among junior heavyweight (<100 kg (220 lb)) wrestlers. It was created on December 26, 2003 when Ikuto Hidaka and Dick Togo defeated Naohiro Hoshikawa & Tatsuhito Takaiwa in a tournament final.[2] This was during a time when Zero1 (then known as Pro Wrestling 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 in Zero1, along with the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship, typically contested among heavyweights. There have been a total of 38 recognized individual champions and 27 recognized teams, who have had a combined 30 official reigns.

International Lightweight Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionPro Wrestling Zero1
Date establishedDecember 26, 2003
Current champion(s)Billy Ken Kid and Hub
Date wonSeptember 29, 2019
Other name(s)
NWA International Lightweight 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 Ikuto Hidaka and Dick Togo December 26, 2003 Rebel Z Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 55 2 Defeated Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Naohiro Hoshikawa in a tournament final.
2 Low Ki and Leonardo Spanky February 19, 2004 Embers Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 106 2
3 Tomohiro Ishii and Tatsuhito Takaiwa June 4, 2004 Ambitious Tour Hachinohe, Japan 1 107 1
4 Kaz Hayashi and Leonardo Spanky (2) September 19, 2004 New Whirlpool-1 Truth Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 162 0
Vacated February 28, 2005 Vacated due to a lack of title defenses.
5 Ikuto Hidaka (2) and Minoru Fujita March 27, 2005 Shippu Jinrai Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 516 9 Defeated Leonardo Spanky and Alex Shelley.
6 Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley August 25, 2006 Tenkaichi Jr. Tokyo, Japan 1 590 3
7 Minoru Fujita (2) and Takuya Sugawara April 6, 2008 Miracle Rocket ~2nd Impact~ Tokyo, Japan 1 119 1 This was also for Fujita and Sugawara's NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship.
8 Ikuto Hidaka (3) and Munenori Sawa August 3, 2008 Fire Festival Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 766 8
9 Takuya Sugawara (2) and Kaijin Habu Otoko September 8, 2010 Euro Vintage Action Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 333 4
10 Ikuto Hidaka (4) and Takafumi Ito August 7, 2011 Fire Festival Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 178 1
11 Takuya Sugawara (3) and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi February 1, 2012 Zero1 Action Tokyo, Japan 1 29 – 59 0
Vacated March 2012
12 Jimmy Susumu and Jimmy Kagetora April 24, 2012 Zero1 Over the Rainbow Tokyo, Japan 1 124 2 Defeated the teams of Ikuto Hidaka and Craig Classic, and Takuya Sugawara and Mineo Fujita in a three-way match.
13 Takuya Sugawara (4) and Mineo Fujita August 26, 2012 Yokohama Big Fireworks Yokohama, Japan 1 22 0
14 Shawn Guinness and Frank David September 17, 2012 Tenkaichi Jr. Tokyo, Japan 1 556 1
Vacated March 27, 2014 Vacated when David was unable to return to Japan for a title defense.
15 Billy Ken Kid and Tigers Mask March 30, 2014 11th Yasukuni Shrine Festival Tokyo, Japan 1 173 1 Defeated the teams of Ikuto Hidaka and Fujita Hayato, and Mineo Fujita and Jason Lee, in a three-way match. Tigers Mask wrestled as Atsushi Maruyama after April 22, 2014.
16 Takuya Sugawara (5) and "brother" Yasshi September 19, 2014 Tenkaichi Special Tokyo, Japan 1 49 1
17 Shuji Kondo and Seiki Yoshioka November 7, 2014 Kassen ~ Battle Zero1 vs. W1 Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 114 1
18 Takuya Sugawara (6) and "brother" Yasshi March 1, 2015 Zero1_Fourteen Tokyo, Japan 2 206 2
19 Shinjiro Otani and Tatsuhito Takaiwa (2) September 23, 2015 Go for Broke! Tokyo, Japan 1 197 4
20 Ikuto Hidaka (5) and Fujita Hayato April 7, 2016 N/A Tokyo, Japan 1 237 1
21 Isami Kodaka and Takumi Tsukamoto November 30, 2016 Basara Common Destiny Tokyo, Japan 1 39 2
22 Ryuichi Sekine and Ryota Nakatsu January 8, 2017 Basara Osaka Winter in Oyodo Osaka, Japan 1 35 1
23 Isami Kodaka and Takumi Tsukamoto February 12, 2017 Basara Tenka Fubu Nagoya, Japan 2 18 0
24 Koji Kanemoto and Minoru Tanaka March 2, 2017 New Zero1 Dream Series Birth of Team Tokyo, Japan 1 71 2
25 Shinjiro Otani and Tatsuhito Takaiwa (3) May 12, 2017 First Ever! Bob Sapp Current Blast! Nagoya, Japan 2 9 0
26 Ikuto Hidaka (6) and Takuya Sugawara (7) May 21, 2017 Shinsei Zero1 Dream Series ~ Growth Tokyo, Japan 1 225 4
27 Masamune and Sugi January 1, 2018 Kinga Shinnen Tokyo, Japan 1 159 1
28 Fuminori Abe (1) and Ikuto Hidaka (7) June 9, 2018 Dream Series Tour Tokyo, Japan 1 311 3
29 Yasu Kubota (1) and Hide Kubota (1) April 16, 2019 Jump Up ~ Fly to the Future Tokyo, Japan 1 166 2
30 Billy Ken Kid (2) and Hub (2) September 29, 2019 Jump Up ~ Fly to the Future Osaka, Japan 1 69+ 0

Combined reignsEdit

By individualEdit

As of December 7, 2019.

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1. Ikuto Hidaka 7 2,288
2. Takuya Sugawara 7 973
3. Munenori Sawa 1 766
4. Minoru Fujita 2 635
5. Alex Shelley 1 590
Chris Sabin 1
7. Frank David 1 556
Shawn Guinness 1
9. Kaijin Habu Otoko/Hub 2 402+
10. Tatsuhito Takaiwa 3 313
11. Funinori Abe 1 311
12. "brother" Yasshi 2 255
13. Hayato Fujita 1 237
14. Shinjiro Otani 2 206
15. Takafumi Ito 1 178
16. Billyken Kid 2 242+
17. Tigers Mask/Atsushi Maruyama 2 173
18. Yasu Kubota 1 166
Hide Kubota 1
20. Masamune 1 159
Sugi 1
21. Leonardo Spanky 2 148
22. Jimmy Kagetora 1 124
Jimmy Susumu 1
24. Seiki Yoshioka 1 114
Shuji Kondo 1
26. Tomohiro Ishii 1 107
27. Low Ki 1 106
28. Koji Kanemoto 1 71
Minoru Tanaka 1
30. Isami Kodaka 2 57
Takumi Tsukamoto 2
32. Dick Togo 1 55
33. Kaz Hayashi 1 42
34. Ryota Nakatsu 1 35
Ryuichi Sekine 1
36. Mineo Fujita 1 22
37. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 1 19

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pro Wrestling Zero1 official results archives" (in Japanese). Zero-One-Max.com. Archived from the original on 2007-07-26. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  2. ^ "NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship official title history". ZeroOneUSA.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2007-07-15.

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