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.[1][2]

UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionUniversal Wrestling Association (1991-1993)
Universal Wrestling Federation (1991-1993)
Michinoku Pro Wrestling (2001-2002)
Kaientai Dojo (2002-2005)
Date established1984
Date retired1993
May 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]

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
N/A Unknown information
Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 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. [1]
 2  Shu El Guerrero and Scorpio Jr.  June 15, 1992  UWF Show Soka, Saitama, Japan  1  6 [1]
 3  Punish and Crush  June 21, 1992  UWF Show Tokyo, Japan  2  6 [1]
Vacated  June 21, 1992 Punish and Crush split right after winning the title, vacating the championship in the process. [1]
 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. [1]
 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. [1]
Deactivated  1993 Title was vacated and retired when the UWA/UWF working relationship ended. Championship was revived by Michinoku Pro Wrestling in 2001. [1][2]
 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. [2]
 7  SASUKE and Sasuke the Great  December 22, 2001  Michinoku Pro Show Tokyo, Japan  1  152 [2]
Vacated  May 23, 2002 Michinoku Pro vacated the championship due lack of title defenses. The championship was moved to Kaientai Dojo afterwards. [2]
 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. [2]
 9  Mike Lee Jr. and SUPER-X  November 23, 2002  Kaientai Dojo Show Chiba, Chiba, Japan  1  428 [2]
 10  Teppei Ishizaka and Daigoro Kashiwa  January 25, 2004  Kaientai Dojo Show Chiba, Chiba, Japan  1  20 [2]
Vacated  February 14, 2004 Title stripped due to an unauthorized title defense against DJ Nira and Apple Miyuki. [2]
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. [2]
 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. [2]
 12  GENTARO and YOSHIYA  July 3, 2004  Kaientai Dojo Show Tokyo, Japan  1  119 [2]
 13  Ryota Chikuzen and Taka Michinoku  October 30, 2004  Kaientai Dojo Show Chiba, Chiba, Japan  1  127 [2]
 14  KAZMA and Kengo Mashimo  March 6, 2005  Kaientai Dojo Show Chiba, Japan  1  0 Also held Strongest-K Tag Team Championship. [2]
 March 2005 Championship abandoned and replaced with the Strongest-K Tag Team Championship. [2]

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FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ 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"[3]
  2. ^ 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"[4]
  3. ^ 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"[5]
  4. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 201, Chapter: (Memphis, Nashville) Memphis: USWA Tag Team Title "Vacant on 93/01/18 when Spike leaves the USWA."[6]

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Tanabe, Hisaharu. "U.W.A./U.W.F. Intercontinental Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved July 14, 2007.
  3. ^ Hornbaker 2016, p. 550.
  4. ^ Duncan & Will 2000, p. 271.
  5. ^ Duncan & Will 2000, p. 20.
  6. ^ Duncan & Will 2000, p. 201.

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