UWA World Tag Team Championship
The UWA World Tag Team Championship is a tag team professional wrestling championship created by the Mexican Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) and defended there until the UWA closed in 1995. After the UWA's closing, the title was inactive until 2008, when El Dorado Wrestling revived the title. On March 26, 2008, Kagetora and Kota Ibushi won the title in Tokyo, Japan at El Dorado's Eye of the Treasure event, defeating Mazada and Nosawa. It has since been defended in several promotions, including Kohaku Wrestling Wars, Michinoku Pro Wrestling and Union Pro Wrestling. The current champions are Yapper Man 1 and Yapper Man 2. 22 different teams have held the championship, combining for 30 total reigns.
|UWA World Tag Team Championship|
|Promotion||El Dorado Wrestling|
Kohaku Wrestling Wars
Michinoku Pro Wrestling
Union Pro Wrestling
Universal Wrestling Association
|Current champion(s)||Yapper Man #1 and Yapper Man #2|
|Date won||October 19, 2019|
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|
|(NLT)||Championship change took place "no later than" the date listed|
|†||Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion|
|<1||Reign lasted less than a day|
|+||Current reign is changing daily|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|Universal Wrestling Association|
|1||Riki Choshu and Gran Hamada||August 1, 1982||UWA Live Event||Naucalpan, State of Mexico||1||[e]||Defeated Baby Face and El Canek to become the inaugural champions.|||
|—||Vacated||1985 (NLT)||—||—||—||—||Championship vacated for undocumented reasons, abandoned by the UWA at this time|
|2|| Los Brazos
(Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata)
|March 10, 1991||UWA Live Event||Tokyo, Japan||1||75||align=left|||
|3||Gran Hamada (2) and Perro Aguayo||June 13, 1991||UWA Live Event||Tokyo, Japan||1||220|||
|—||Vacated||January 19, 1992||—||—||—||—||The title was vacated on January 19, 1992, after Perro Aguayo began working for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre on a regular basis|||
|4||Gran Hamada (3) and Kendo||January 19, 1992||UWA Live Event||Tokyo, Japan||1||<1||Defeated Los Brazos (Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata) to win the vacant championship.|||
|5|| Los Cowboys
(Silver King and El Texano)
|January 19, 1992||UWA Live Event||Tokyo, Japan||1||161|||
|6|| The Can-Am Express
(Dan Kroffat and Doug Furnas)
|June 28, 1992||UWA Live Event||Naucalpan, State of Mexico||1||133|||
|7|| Los Villanos
(Villano IV and Villano V)
|November 8, 1992||UWA Live Event||Naucalpan, México, Mexico||1||119|||
|†|| The Can-Am Express
(Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat)
|March 7, 1993||UWA Live Event||Naucalpan, México, Mexico||—||[f]|||
|†|| Los Villanos
(Villano IV and Villano V)
|April 1993 (NLT)||UWA Live Event||Mexico||—||[g]|||
|—||Deactivated||1995 (NLT)||—||—||—||—||The UWA Closed and the titles were abandoned.|||
|†|| Los Rayos Tapatío
(Rayo Tapatío I and Rayo Tapatío II)
|N/A||N/A||N/A||—||N/A||Los Rayos Tapatío began defending a title they claimed was the UWA World Tag Team Championship around 2000. They held the Distrito Federal Tag Team Championship and could possibly have made this claim to allow them to defend a championship outside of the Distrito Federal. It was never confirmed that they had physical possession of the original UWA title belts.|||
|†|| Los Villanos
(Villano IV and Villano V)
|2004 (NLT)||—||—||[h]||Los Villanos began defending the UWA title again no later than 2004, at this point it was not sanctioned by a promotion but Los Villanos personal championship|||
|8||Emilio Charles Jr. and Scorpio Jr.||April 7, 2004||Live event||Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico||1||7|||
|9|| Los Villanos
(Villano IV (2) and Villano V (2))
|April 14, 2004||Live event||Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico||2||[i]|||
|—||Deactivated||October 26, 2006||—||Pachuca, Hidalgo||—||—||Last known title defense for Los Villanos. After this the UWA title belts were not seen in Mexico again|||
|10||Nosawa Rongai and Mazada||2008 (NLT)||Live event||[j]||1||[k]||Nosawa and Mazada proclaimed themselves as UWA World Tag Team Champions, claiming they had defeated Los Rayos Tapatío in July 2000 to win the championship. At this point the championship became the tag title for El Dorado Wrestling.|
|Pro-Wrestling El Dorado|
|11||Kagetora and Kota Ibushi||March 26, 2008||Live event||Tokyo, Japan||1||[l]|||
|—||Vacated||2008 (NLT)||—||—||—||—||Championship vacated due to inactivity.|
|12|| Speed of Sounds
(Tsutomu Oosugi and Hercules Senga)
|November 25, 2008||Face Busta Vol. 12||Tokyo, Japan||1||8||Defeated Jumping Kid Okimoto and Kagetora at Face Busta Vol. 12 in a decision match.|
|13|| The Brahman Brothers
(Brahman Kei and Brahman Shu)
|December 3, 2008||Live event||Tokyo, Japan||1||497|
|Kohaku Pro-Wrestling Wars|
|14|| Speed of Sounds
(Tsutomu Oosugi (2) and Hercules Senga (2))
|April 14, 2010||Live event||Tokyo, Japan||2||252|
|15||Masamune and Minoru Fujita||December 22, 2010||Live event||Tokyo, Japan||1||344|
|16|| Speed of Sounds
(Tsutomu Oosugi (3) and Hercules Senga (3))
|December 1, 2011||Live event||Tokyo, Japan||3||667|
|†||Ikuto Hidaka and Menso-re Oyaji||November 29, 2012||Live event||Tokyo, Japan||—||228||Unrecognized by Michinoku Pro Wrestling.|
|†|| Speed of Sounds
(Tsutomu Oosugi and Hercules Senga)
|July 15, 2013||Live event||Osaka, Japan||—||205||Unrecognized by Michinoku Pro Wrestling.|
|17||Hiroki and Yasu Urano||February 5, 2014||Live event||Tokyo, Japan||1||81|
|18||Hiroshi Fukuda and Men's Teioh||April 27, 2014||Live event||Yokohama, Japan||1||126|
|19||Fuma and Isami Kodaka||August 31, 2014||Live event||Tokyo, Japan||1||146|
|20||Masato Shibata and Shuji Ishikawa||January 24, 2015||Live event||Yokohama, Japan||1||144|
|21|| The Brahman Brothers
(Brahman Kei (2) and Brahman Shu (2))
|June 17, 2015||Live event||Tokyo, Japan||2||359|
|22||Ikuto Hidaka and Minoru Fujita (2)||June 10, 2016||Live event||Tokyo, Japan||1||463||This match was also contested for the Tohoku Tag Team Championship.|
|23|| Super Stars
(Ayumu Gunji and Rui Hyugaji)
|September 16, 2017||Live event||Yahaba, Japan||1||183||This match was also contested for the Tohoku Tag Team Championship.|
|24||Gaina and Taro Nohashi||March 18, 2018||Konzen Ittai||Sendai, Japan||1||251||This match was also contested for the Tohoku Tag Team Championship.|
|25|| Bad Boy
(Ken45° and Kengo)
|November 24, 2018||Sendai 2 Days||Yahaba, Japan||1||163||This match was also contested for the Tohoku Tag Team Championship.|
|26||Gaina (2) and Taro Nohashi (2)||May 6, 2019||Golden Week Series 2019||Yahaba, Japan||2||39||This match was also contested for the Tohoku Tag Team Championship.|
|27||Ikuto Hidaka (2) and Minoru Fujita (3)||June 14, 2019||Michinoku 2019 Tokyo Conference Vol. 3||Tokyo, Japan||2||127||This match was also contested for the Tohoku Tag Team Championship.|
|28||Yapper Man #1 (4) and Yapper Man #2 (4)||October 19, 2019||Michinoku 2019 Tokyo Conference Vol. 6||Tokyo, Japan||4||116+||This match was also contested for the Tohoku Tag Team Championship.
Formerly held the title under the name Speed Of Sounds (Hercules Senga and Tsutomu Oosugi).
- 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."
- The exact date on which the championship was abandoned is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 884 and 1,248 days.
- The exact date on which The Can-Am Connection lost the championship is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 25 and 54 days.
- The exact date on which Los Villanos won the championship is unknown and the exact date the UWA Closed is uncertain, which means the title reign lasted between 611 and 1,004 days.
- The exact date on which Los Villanos started defending the championship again is unknown, which means the continued title reign lasted between 1 and 3,659 days.
- The exact date on which Los Villanos stopped promoting the vacated the championship is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 925 and 1,441 days.
- The title match is possibly fictitious, no location has ever been mentioned.
- It is most likely that Mazada and Nosawa made up the story of winning the championship to legitimize their claim.
- The exact date on which the championship was vacated is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 1 and 243 days.
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