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NXT UK Tag Team Championship

The NXT UK Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship created and promoted by the American promotion WWE, defended on their NXT UK brand. It is the ninth overall male tag team championship to have existed in the WWE. The championship was announced on June 18, 2018. The inaugural champions were the team of James Drake and Zack Gibson. The current champions are Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang), who are in their first reign.

NXT UK Tag Team Championship
NXTUKTagChampionshipBelt.png
The NXT UK Tag Team Championship belt with default side plates
Details
PromotionWWE
BrandNXT UK
Date establishedJune 18, 2018
Current champion(s)Gallus
(Mark Coffey and Wolfgang)
Date wonOctober 4, 2019

HistoryEdit

The championship was announced along with the NXT UK Women's Championship on June 18, 2018 as part of WWE's NXT UK brand.[1][2] On the October 14, 2018 NXT UK tapings in Plymouth, Triple H and NXT UK General Manager Johnny Saint unveiled the championship belts.[3] A tournament took place on the November 24 and 25, 2018 tapings of NXT UK (aired January 2 and 9, 2019, respectively) with the finals at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool on January 12, 2019, where the team of James Drake and Zack Gibson defeated Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) to become the inaugural champions.[4]

Inaugural tournamentEdit

Semifinals
NXT UK tapings
(November 24 and 25; Aired January 2 and 9)
Final
NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool
(January 12)
      
Moustache Mountain
(Trent Seven and Tyler Bate)
Pin
Gallus
(Mark Coffey and Wolfgang)
14:39
Moustache Mountain 23:45
James Drake and Zack Gibson Pin
James Drake and Zack Gibson Pin
Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews 9:19


ReignsEdit

As of November 18, 2019, there have been three reigns and six individual champions. James Drake and Zack Gibson were the inaugural champions who have the longest reign at 231 days (230 as recognized by WWE). Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews have the shortest reign at 34 days (47 days as recognized by WWE due to tape delay). The oldest champion is Wolfgang, winning the title at 32 years old, while the youngest is Drake, winning it at 25.

The current champions are Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang). They defeated previous champions Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews during the NXT UK taping in Brentwood, England on October 4, 2019 (aired October 17).

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Days recog. Number of days held recognized by the promotion
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Days recog.
1 James Drake and Zack Gibson January 12, 2019 NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool Blackpool, England 1 231 230 Defeated Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) in the tournament final to become the inaugural champions. [4]
2 Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews August 31, 2019 NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Cardiff, Wales 1 34 47 This was a triple threat match also involving Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang). [5]
3 Gallus
(Mark Coffey and Wolfgang)
October 4, 2019 NXT UK Brentwood, England 1 45+ 32+ Aired on tape delay on October 17, the date WWE recognizes for the reign. [6]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ WWE officially recognizes it as 230 days, but still the longest.
  2. ^ WWE officially recognizes it as 47 days, but still the shortest.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pollock, John (June 18, 2018). "WWE announces NXT UK brand with two additional championships to be introduced". POSTWrestling. Archived from the original on 9 September 2018. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.cbssports.com/wwe/news/wwe-announces-new-u-k-brand-championship-titles-and-nxt-u-k-television-show/
  3. ^ "Major news from Sunday night's NXT UK tapings (CAUTION: SPOILERS)". WWE. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Powell, Jason. "1/12 Powell's NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool live review – Rhea Ripley vs. Toni Storm for the NXT UK Women's Championship, Pete Dunne vs. Joe Coffey for the WWE UK Championship, Trent Seven and Tyler Bate vs. Zack Gibson and James Drake to become the first NXT UK Tag Champions". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Powell, Jason. "8/31 Powell's NXT UK Takeover: Cardiff live review – Walter vs. Tyler Bate for the WWE UK Championship, Toni Storm vs. Kay Lee Ray for the NXT UK Women's Championship, Zack Gibson and James Drake vs. Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster vs. Mark Coffey and Wolfgang for the NXT UK Tag Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  6. ^ Owen, Dei. "NXT UK TV TAPING SPOILERS: NIGHT ONE IN BRENTWOOD". Wrestling Observer. Retrieved October 4, 2019.

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