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The Wrestle-1 Tag Team Championship (WRESTLE-1タッグチャンピオンシップ, Wrestle-1 Taggu Chanpionshippu) is a professional wrestling tag team championship owned by the Wrestle-1 (W-1) promotion. The title was announced on September 22, 2014, in conjunction with the start of a tournament to crown the first Wrestle-1 Champion. In Japanese the title's name includes the katakana term for "championship", Chanpionshippu (チャンピオンシップ), derived from the English language instead of the more common kanji term Ōza (王座).[6]

Wrestle-1 Tag Team Championship
Wrestle-1 Tag Team Championship.jpg
The Wrestle-1 Tag Team Championship belt
(November 2014 — Present)
Details
PromotionWrestle-1
Date establishedNovember 30, 2014
Current champion(s)Shotaro Ashino & Yusuke Kodama
Date wonAugust 1, 2019

Like most professional wrestling championships, the title is won as a result of a scripted match. There have been nineteen reigns shared among twelve teams and sixteen wrestlers. Shotaro Ashino and Yusuke Kodama are the current champions.

Contents

HistoryEdit

Championship tournamentEdit

On September 22, 2014, during the second day of a tournament to determine the inaugural Wrestle-1 Champion, it was announced that Wrestle-1 would also be introducing its own tag team championship.[6][7][8] Through Wrestle-1's relationship with American promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), the promotion had previously presented a match for the TNA World Tag Team Championship.[9][10] The first Wrestle-1 Tag Team Champions would be crowned in the "First Tag League Greatest" round-robin tournament taking place between November 15 and 30, 2014.[6] The two blocks containing the ten participating teams were revealed on November 3.[11][12][13] The teams were later given official team names on November 14.[14] In the tournament, a win was worth two points, a draw one point and a loss zero points. The top two teams from each block advanced to the semifinals and the winners wrestled in the tournament final to determine the inaugural champions.[11] On November 27, Seiki Yoshioka pulled out of the tournament with a knee injury, forcing his team to forfeit their final match in the tournament.[15][16] On November 30, Team 246 (Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo) defeated the new Wild order (Akira and Manabu Soya) in the finals to win the tournament and become the inaugural Wrestle-1 Tag Team Champions.[1][17][18]

Final standings
A B
Wrestlers Score Wrestlers Score
Masayuki Kono and Tajiri
(Desperado)
  8   Kai and Ryota Hama
(Akatenrou)
  6  
Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo
(Team 246)
6 Akira and Manabu Soya
(new Wild order)
5
Jiro Kuroshio and Masakatsu Funaki
(Ikemen Samurai)
4 Minoru Tanaka and Seiki Yoshioka
(Too Sharp)
4
Taiyō Kea and Yasufumi Nakanoue
(Sunrise)
2 Hiroshi Yamato and Seiya Sanada
(Seiya to Hiroshi)
4
Mazada and Nosawa Rongai
(Tokyo Gurentai)
0 Koji Doi and Yusuke Kodama
(Novus)
1
A Kuroshio
Funaki
Hayashi
Kondo
Kono
Tajiri
Mazada
Nosawa
Kea
Nakanoue
Kuroshio
Funaki
X Hayashi
Kondo
(12:10)[19]
Kono
Tajiri
(10:52)[20]
Kuroshio
Funaki
(09:55)[21]
Kuroshio
Funaki
(12:38)[22]
Hayashi
Kondo
Hayashi
Kondo
(12:10)[19]
X Kono
Tajiri
(14:46)[21]
Hayashi
Kondo
(06:28)[23]
Hayashi
Kondo
(13:28)[20]
Kono
Tajiri
Kono
Tajiri
(10:52)[20]
Kono
Tajiri
(14:46)[21]
X Kono
Tajiri
(03:35)[22]
Kono
Tajiri
(09:18)[23]
Mazada
Nosawa
Kuroshio
Funaki
(09:55)[21]
Hayashi
Kondo
(06:28)[23]
Kono
Tajiri
(03:35)[22]
X Kea
Nakanoue
(07:54)[19]
Kea
Nakanoue
Kuroshio
Funaki
(12:38)[22]
Hayashi
Kondo
(13:28)[20]
Kono
Tajiri
(09:18)[23]
Kea
Nakanoue
(07:54)[19]
X
B Akira
Soya
Yamato
Sanada
Kai
Hama
Doi
Kodama
Tanaka
Yoshioka
Akira
Soya
X Draw
(30:00)[20]
Kai
Hama
(16:22)[19]
Akira
Soya
(09:52)[21]
Akira
Soya
(14:46)[23]
Yamato
Sanada
Draw
(30:00)[20]
X Yamato
Sanada
(17:08)[21]
Draw
(30:00)[23]
Tanaka
Yoshioka
(15:50)[22]
Kai
Hama
Kai
Hama
(16:22)[19]
Yamato
Sanada
(17:08)[21]
X Kai
Hama
(12:05)[22]
Kai
Hama
(forfeit)[15]
Doi
Kodama
Akira
Soya
(09:52)[21]
Draw
(30:00)[23]
Kai
Hama
(12:05)[22]
X Tanaka
Yoshioka
(10:20)[19]
Tanaka
Yoshioka
Akira
Soya
(14:46)[23]
Tanaka
Yoshioka
(15:50)[22]
Kai
Hama
(forfeit)[15]
Tanaka
Yoshioka
(10:20)[19]
X
Semifinals Final
      
A1 Kono and Tajiri Pin
B2 Akira and Soya 09:15[1]
Akira and Soya Pin
Hayashi and Kondo 26:05[1]
B1 Kai and Hama Pin
A2 Hayashi and Kondo 11:37[1]

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Team 246
(Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo)
November 30, 2014 First Tag League Greatest Tokyo 1 224 7[24] Hayashi and Kondo defeated Akira and Manabu Soya in the finals of a ten-team tournament to become the inaugural champions. [1][17][18]
2 new Wild order
(Jun Kasai and Manabu Soya)
July 12, 2015 Symbol Tokyo 1 138 2[25] [24][26][27]
3 TriggeR
(Masayuki Kono and Shuji Kondo (2))
November 27, 2015 Autumn Bout Tokyo 1 100 0[28] [25][29]
4 Real Desperado
(Kazma Sakamoto and Yuji Hino)
March 6, 2016 Trans Magic Sendai 1 94 2[30] [28]
5 Yasufumi Nakanoue and Yuji Okabayashi June 8, 2016 Outbreak Tokyo 1 51 1[31] [30][32]
6 new Wild order
(Jun Kasai and Manabu Soya)
July 29, 2016 Symbol Tokyo 2 22 0 [31][33]
Vacated August 20, 2016 Title vacated due to Soya being sidelined with a shoulder injury. [34][35]
7 Kaz Hayashi (2) and Kotaro Suzuki September 18, 2016 3rd Anniversary Tokyo 1 183 3[36] Hayashi and Kondo defeated "brother" Yasshi and Shuji Kondo to win the vacant title. [37][38][39]
8 New Era
(Koji Doi and Kumagoro)
March 20, 2017 Trans Magic Tokyo 1 45 1[40] [36]
9 Masayuki Kono (2) and Takanori Ito May 4, 2017 Triumph Tokyo 1 51 1[41] [40][42]
10 New Era
(Koji Doi and Kumagoro)
June 24, 2017 Outbreak Yokohama 2 70 1[43] [41]
11 Team 246
(Kaz Hayashi (3) and Shuji Kondo (3))
September 2, 2017 2017 Puroresu Love in Yokohama Yokohama 2 78 1[44] [43]
12 New Era
(Koji Doi and Kumagoro)
November 19, 2017 Autumn Bout Chiba 3 150 1[45] [46]
13 new Wild order
(Manabu Soya (3) and Akira)
April 18, 2018 2018 Cherry Blossom Tokyo 1 18 0
14 Enfant Terribles
(Kuma Arashi (4) & Shotaro Ashino (1))
May 6, 2018 2018 Triumph Tokyo 1 47 0 Arashi previously known as Kumagoro.
15 Jiro Kuroshio & Masato Tanaka June 22, 2018 2018 Triumph Tokyo 1 50 0
16 Shuji Kondo (4) & Koji Doi (4) August 11, 2018 2018 Flashing Summer Tokyo 1 173 1
Vacated January 31, 2019 Title vacated.
17 Masayuki Kono (3) and Alejandro March 21, 2019 Wrestle Wars Tokyo 1 178 2 Kono and Alejandro defeated Kaz Hayashi and Pegaso Iluminar to win the vacant title.
18 Shuji Kondo (5) and Seigo Tachibana June 11, 2019 2019 Outbreak Tour Tokyo 1 17 0
Vacated June 28, 2019 Title vacated due to Tachibana suffering an injury.
17 Shotaro Ashino (2) and Yusuke Kodama August 1, 2019 2019 Flashing Summer Tour Tokyo 1 45 0 Ashino and Kodama defeated Shuji Kondo and Manabu Soya to win the vacant title.

Combined reignsEdit

As of September 15, 2019

Indicates the current champions

By teamEdit

Rank Team No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1 Team 246
(Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo)
2 8 302
2 New Era
(Koji Doi and Kumagoro)
3 3 265
3 Kaz Hayashi and Kotaro Suzuki 1 3 183
4 Shuji Kondo and Koji Doi 1 1 173
5 new Wild order
(Jun Kasai and Manabu Soya)
2 2 160
6 TriggeR
(Masayuki Kono and Shuji Kondo)
1 0 100
7 Masayuki Kono and Alejandro † 1 0 178+
8 Real Desperado
(Kazma Sakamoto and Yuji Hino)
1 2 94
9 Masayuki Kono and Takanori Ito 1 1 51
10 Yasufumi Nakanoue and Yuji Okabayashi 1 1 51
11 Jiro Kuroshio and Masato Tanaka 1 0 50
12 Kuma Arashi and Shotaro Ashino 1 0 47
13 Manabu Soya and Akira 1 0 18

By wrestlerEdit

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1 Shuji Kondo 3 8 497
2 Koji Doi 4 4 438
3 Kumagoro/Kuma Arashi 3 3 312
4 Kaz Hayashi 3 11 302
5 Masayuki Kono 3 1 329+
6 Kotaro Suzuki 1 3 183
7 Jun Kasai 2 2 160
8 Manabu Soya 2 2 160
9 Alejandro 1 0 178+
10 Kazma Sakamoto 1 2 94
11 Yuji Hino 1 2 94
12 Takanori Ito 1 1 51
13 Yasufumi Nakanoue 1 1 51
14 Yuji Okabayashi 1 1 51
15 Shotaro Ashino 1 1 47

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