UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Championship
The UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Championship was a tag team championship created from the working relationship between the Mexican Universal Wrestling Association and the Japanese Universal Lucha Libre (also called Universal Wrestling Federation) from 1991 to 1993, when the title became inactive. The championship was revived in 2001 by Michinoku Pro Wrestling, and later moved to its final home, Kaientai Dojo, the following year. The title was abandoned in 2005, when it was replaced with Kaientai Dojo's Strongest-K Tag Team Championship instead.
|UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Championship|
|Promotion||Universal Wrestling Association (1991-1993)|
Universal Wrestling Federation (1991-1993)
Michinoku Pro Wrestling (2001-2002)
Kaientai Dojo (2002-2005)
As it was a professional wrestling championship, the championship was not won not by actual competition, but by a scripted ending to a match determined by the bookers and match makers.[a] On occasion the promotion declares a championship vacant, which means there is no champion at that point in time. This can either be due to a storyline,[b] or real life issues such as a champion suffering an injury being unable to defend the championship,[c] or leaving the company.[d]
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|†||Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion|
|+||Current reign is changing daily|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Punish and Crush||November 8, 1991||UWF Show||Tokyo, Japan||1||220||Defeated Los Cowboys (Silver King and El Texano) in a tournament final.|||
|2||Shu El Guerrero and Scorpio Jr.||June 15, 1992||UWF Show||Soka, Saitama, Japan||1||6|||
|3||Punish and Crush||June 21, 1992||UWF Show||Tokyo, Japan||2||6|||
|—||Vacated||June 21, 1992||—||—||—||—||Punish and Crush split right after winning the title, vacating the championship in the process.|||
|4||Bulldog K.T. (3) and Pat Tanaka||August 16, 1992||UWF Show||Tokyo, Japan||1||96||Defeated Kendo and Coolie S.Z. in a tournament final.|||
|5||Gran Hamada and The Great Sasuke||November 20, 1992||UWF Show||Osaka, Japan||1||42||Defeated Bulldog K.T. and Villano IV after Tanaka left the promotion.|||
|—||Deactivated||1993||—||—||—||—||Title was vacated and retired when the UWA/UWF working relationship ended. Championship was revived by Michinoku Pro Wrestling in 2001.|||
|6||Gedo (4) and Dick Togo||November 2, 2001||Michinoku Pro Show||Akita, Japan||1||50||Won the 2001 Michinoku Futaritabi Tag Team League to become the new champions.|||
|7||SASUKE and Sasuke the Great||December 22, 2001||Michinoku Pro Show||Tokyo, Japan||1||152|||
|—||Vacated||May 23, 2002||—||—||—||—||Michinoku Pro vacated the championship due lack of title defenses. The championship was moved to Kaientai Dojo afterwards.|||
|8||Mr. X and Mr. X II||July 21, 2002||Kaientai Dojo Show||Chiba, Chiba, Japan||1||125||Defeated Minoru Fujita and Daigoro Kashiwa in a tournament final.|||
|9||Mike Lee Jr. and SUPER-X||November 23, 2002||Kaientai Dojo Show||Chiba, Chiba, Japan||1||428|||
|10||Teppei Ishizaka and Daigoro Kashiwa||January 25, 2004||Kaientai Dojo Show||Chiba, Chiba, Japan||1||20|||
|—||Vacated||February 14, 2004||—||—||—||—||Title stripped due to an unauthorized title defense against DJ Nira and Apple Miyuki.|||
|—||Vacated||March 27, 2004||—||—||—||—||Kengo Mashimo and Kunio Tojima defeated Hi69 in a handicap match for the vacant title after MIYAWAKI, Hi69's partner, was injured, but refused the title after winning the match.|||
|11||Teppei Ishizaka and Daigoro Kashiwa||April 25, 2004||Kaientai Dojo Show||Tokyo, Japan||2||69||Last eliminated GENTARO and YOSHIYA in an eight-team elimination match.|||
|12||GENTARO and YOSHIYA||July 3, 2004||Kaientai Dojo Show||Tokyo, Japan||1||119|||
|13||Ryota Chikuzen and Taka Michinoku||October 30, 2004||Kaientai Dojo Show||Chiba, Chiba, Japan||1||127|||
|14||KAZMA and Kengo Mashimo||March 6, 2005||Kaientai Dojo Show||Chiba, Japan||1||0||Also held Strongest-K Tag Team Championship.|||
|—||March 2005||—||—||Championship abandoned and replaced with the Strongest-K Tag Team Championship.|||
- Hornbaker (2016) p. 550: "Professional wrestling is a sport in which match finishes are predetermined. Thus, win/loss records are not indicative of a wrestler's genuine success based on their legitimate abilities – but on now much, or how little they were pushed by promoters"
- Duncan & Will (2000) p. 271, Chapter: Texas: NWA American Tag Team Title [World Class, Adkisson] "Championship held up and rematch ordered because of the interference of manager Gary Hart"
- Duncan & Will (2000) p. 20, Chapter: (United States: 19th Century & widely defended titles – NWA, WWF, AWA, IW, ECW, NWA) NWA/WCW TV Title "Rhodes stripped on 85/10/19 for not defending the belt after having his leg broken by Ric Flair and Ole & Arn Anderson"
- Duncan & Will (2000) p. 201, Chapter: (Memphis, Nashville) Memphis: USWA Tag Team Title "Vacant on 93/01/18 when Spike leaves the USWA."
- Hornbaker, Tim (2016). "Statistical notes". Legends of Pro Wrestling - 150 years of headlocks, body slams, and piledrivers (Revised ed.). New York, New York: Sports Publishing. ISBN 978-1-61321-808-2.
- Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2000). Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Waterloo, ON: Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
- Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
- Tanabe, Hisaharu. "U.W.A./U.W.F. Intercontinental Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved July 14, 2007.
- Hornbaker 2016, p. 550.
- Duncan & Will 2000, p. 271.
- Duncan & Will 2000, p. 20.
- Duncan & Will 2000, p. 201.