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.[1] 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.[2] It has since been defended in several promotions, including Kohaku Wrestling Wars, Michinoku Pro Wrestling and Union Pro Wrestling. There have been a total of 29 reigns shared between 22 different teams consisting of 41 distinctive champions. The current champions are Jinsei Shinzaki and The Great Sasuke.[3]

UWA World Tag Team Championship
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Nosawa, claimed to have won the championship in Mexico with Mazada
Details
PromotionEl Dorado Wrestling
Kohaku Wrestling Wars
Michinoku Pro Wrestling
Union Pro Wrestling
Universal Wrestling Association
Date established1982
Current champion(s)Jinsei Shinzaki and The Great Sasuke
Date wonMay 4, 2021

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
(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.
Date Event Location Reign Days
Universal Wrestling Association
 1  Riki Choshu and Gran Hamada  August 1, 1982  UWA Live Event Naucalpan, Mexico  1  [e] Defeated Baby Face and El Canek to become the inaugural champions. [8]
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 Defeated Perro Aguayo and Gran Hamada to win the vacant championship [8]
 3  Gran Hamada (2) and Perro Aguayo  June 13, 1991  UWA Live Event Tokyo, Japan  1  220 [8]
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 [8]
 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. [8]
 5  Los Cowboys
(Silver King and El Texano)
 January 19, 1992  UWA Live Event Tokyo, Japan  1  161 [8]
 6   The Can-Am Express
(Dan Kroffat and Doug Furnas)
 June 28, 1992  UWA Live Event Naucalpan, Mexico  1  133 [8]
 7  Los Villanos
(Villano IV and Villano V)
 November 8, 1992  UWA Live Event Naucalpan, Mexico  1  119 [8]
  The Can-Am Express
(Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat)
 March 7, 1993  UWA Live Event Naucalpan, Mexico  —  [f] [8]
 Los Villanos
(Villano IV and Villano V)
 April 1993 (NLT)  UWA Live Event Mexico  —  [g] [8]
Deactivated  1995 (NLT) The UWA Closed and the titles were abandoned. [8]
 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. [9]
 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 [10]
 8  Emilio Charles Jr. and Scorpio Jr.  April 7, 2004  Live event Acapulco, Mexico  1  7 [10]
 9  Los Villanos
(Villano IV and Villano V
 April 14, 2004  Live event Acapulco, Mexico  2  [i] [10]
Deactivated  October 26, 2006 Pachuca, Mexico Last known title defense for Los Villanos. After this the UWA title belts were not seen in Mexico again [11]
 10  Nosawa Rongai and Mazada  2008 (NLT)  N/A N/A  1  [j] 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  [k] [2]
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 and Hercules Senga)
 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 and Hercules Senga)
 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
Union Pro-Wrestling
 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 and Brahman Shu)
 June 17, 2015  Live event Tokyo, Japan  2  359
Michinoku Pro-Wrestling
 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 and Taro Nohashi  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 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. [12]
 28  Yapper Man #1 and Yapper Man #2  October 19, 2019  Michinoku 2019 Tokyo Conference Vol. 6 Tokyo, Japan  4  563 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). [13]
 29  Jinsei Shinzaki and The Great Sasuke  May 4, 2021  Michinoku Pro Golden Week Tour 2021 Yahaba, Japan  1  5+ This match was also contested for the Tohoku Tag Team Championship.

Combined reignsEdit

As of May 9, 2020.

Indicates the current champion
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain.

By teamEdit

Rank Team No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Speed of Sounds/Yapper Man #1 and Yapper Man #2
(Tsutomu Oosugi and Hercules Senga)
4 1,490
2 Los Villanos
(Villano IV and Villano V)
2 1,044¤
3 The Brahman Brothers
(Brahman Kei and Brahman Shu)
2 856
4 Ikuto Hidaka and Minoru Fujita 2 590
5 Masamune and Minoru Fujita 1 344
6 Gaina and Taro Nohashi 2 290
7 Gran Hamada and Perro Aguayo 1 220
8 Super Stars
(Ayumu Gunji and Rui Hyugaji)
1 183
9 Bad Boy
(Ken45° and Kengo)
1 163
10 Los Cowboys
(Silver King and El Texano)
1 161
11 Fuma and Isami Kodaka 1 146
12 Masato Shibata and Shuji Ishikawa 1 144
13 The Can-Am Express
(Dan Kroffat and Doug Furnas)
1 133
14 Hiroshi Fukuda and Men's Teioh 1 126
15 Hiroki and Yasu Urano 1 81
16 Los Brazos
(Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata)
1 75
17 Emilio Charles Jr. and Scorpio Jr. 1 7
18 Jinsei Shinzaki and The Great Sasuke 1 5+
19 Gran Hamada and Kendo 1 <1
20 Kagetora and Kota Ibushi 1 [l]¤
Nosawa Rongai and Mazada 1 [m]¤
Riki Choshu and Gran Hamada 1 [n]¤

By wrestlerEdit

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Hercules Senga/Yapper Man #1 4 1,490
Tsutomu Oosugi/Yapper Man #2 4 1,490
3 Villano IV 2 1,044¤
Villano V 2 1,044¤
5 Minoru Fujita 3 907
6 Brahman Kei 2 856
Brahman Shu 2 856
8 Ikuto Hidaka 2 563
9 Masamune 1 344
10 Gaina 2 290
Taro Nohashi 2 290
12 Gran Hamada 3 220¤
13 Perro Aguayo 1 220
14 Ayumu Gunji 1 183
Rui Hyugaji 1 183
16 Ken45° 1 163
Kengo 1 163
18 Silver King 1 161
El Texano 1 161
20 Fuma 1 146
Isami Kodaka 1 146
22 Masato Shibata 1 141
Shuji Ishikawa 1 141
24 Dan Kroffat 1 133
Doug Furnas 1 133
26 Hiroshi Fukuda 1 126
Men's Teioh 1 126
28 Hiroki 1 81
Yasu Urano 1 81
30 Brazo de Oro 1 75
Brazo de Plata 1 75
32 Emilio Charles Jr. 1 7
Scorpio Jr. 1 7
34 Jinsei Shinzaki 1 5+
The Great Sasuke 1 5+
36 Kendo 1 <1
37 Kagetora 1 [o]¤
Kota Ibushi 1 [p]¤
Mazada 1 [q]¤
Nosawa Rongai 1 [r]¤
Riki Choshu 1 [s]¤

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"[4]
  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"[5]
  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"[6]
  4. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 201, Chapter: (Memphis, Nashville) Memphis: USWA Tag Team Title "Vacant on 93/01/18 when Spike leaves the USWA."[7]
  5. ^ The exact date on which the championship was abandoned is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 884 and 1,248 days.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ It is most likely that Mazada and Nosawa made up the story of winning the championship to legitimize their claim.
  11. ^ The exact date on which the championship was vacated is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 1 and 243 days.
  12. ^ The exact date on which the championship was vacated is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 1 and 243 days.
  13. ^ It is most likely that Mazada and Nosawa made up the story of winning the championship to legitimize their claim.
  14. ^ The exact date on which the championship was abandoned is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 884 and 1,248 days.
  15. ^ The exact date on which the championship was vacated is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 1 and 243 days.
  16. ^ The exact date on which the championship was vacated is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 1 and 243 days.
  17. ^ It is most likely that Mazada and Nosawa made up the story of winning the championship to legitimize their claim.
  18. ^ It is most likely that Mazada and Nosawa made up the story of winning the championship to legitimize their claim.
  19. ^ The exact date on which the championship was abandoned is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 884 and 1,248 days.

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.
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  3. ^ Saalbach, Axel. "Champions and Championships/UWA World Tag Team Titles". wrestlingdata.com. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  4. ^ Hornbaker 2016, p. 550.
  5. ^ Duncan & Will 2000, p. 271.
  6. ^ Duncan & Will 2000, p. 20.
  7. ^ Duncan & Will 2000, p. 201.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Mexico: UWA World Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 396. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  9. ^ "2000 Especial!". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 9, 2001. pp. 2–28. issue 2488.
  10. ^ a b c "Número Especial - Lo mejor de la lucha libre mexicana durante el 2004". Súper Luchas (in Spanish). January 24, 2005. Issue 91.
  11. ^ "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana duranted el 2006". Súper Luchas (in Spanish). December 23, 2006. Issue 192. Retrieved July 11, 2009.
  12. ^ 【2019年6月22日(土)19:00試合開始 岩手・滝沢市大釜幼稚園体育館 観衆:34人】. michipro.jp (in Japanese). June 14, 2019. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
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