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    WWE Tag Team Championship

    The WWE Tag Team Championship was introduced in 2002. After WWE bought the bankrupt promotions of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and dissolved the WCW Tag Team Championship, it split its roster into two brands, Raw and SmackDown, in a brand extension. As a result of this, WWE’s original World Tag Team Championship was designated exclusive to the Raw brand, leaving SmackDown without a Tag Team Championship. Soon afterwards, a WWE Tag Team Championship was introduced onto the SmackDown brand.

    In 2007, after the initiation of the ECW brand, WWE announced that the title would be shared between both brands, thus inter-brand matches could take place for the title. In 2009, the title was unified with the World Tag Team Championship and became recognized as the “Unified WWE Tag Team Championship” until August 2010 when the World Tag Team Championship was decommissioned in favour of continuing the lineage of the WWE Tag Team Championship.

    The inaugural champions were Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle, who won the titles in a tournament final in October 2002.


    45Team Hell No
    (Kane (2) and Daniel Bryan
    1September 16, 2012Boston, MANight of Champions 
    44R-Truth and Kofi Kingston (2)1April 30, 2012Dayton, OHRaw 
    43Primo (2) and Epico1January 15, 2012Oakland, CAHouse show 
    42Air Boom
    (Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston)
    1August 22, 2011Edmonton, ABRawOn November 1, 2011, WWE suspended Bourne for 30 days.
    41David Otunga (2) and Michael McGillicutty1May 23, 2011Portland, ORRawOtunga and McGillicutty won the titles under the name of The New Nexus, but the alliance disbanded during their reign.
    40Big Show (3) and Kane1April 19, 2011London, EnglandSmackDown!This matched aired on broadcast delay on April 22, 2011.
    39The Corre
    (Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel)
    3February 21, 2011Fresno, CARaw 
    38John Cena (2) and The Miz (3)1February 21, 2011Fresno, CARaw 
    37The Corre
    (Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel)
    2February 20, 2011Oakland, CAElimination Chamber 
    36Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov1December 6, 2010Louisville, KYRawWon a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Tag Team match also featured the teams of Mark Henry & Yoshi Tatsu and The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso).
    (Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel)
    1October 25, 2010Green Bay, WIRawMatch was won once David Otunga laid down in the center of the ring to be pinned, which he did after Wade Barrett forced him to.
    (John Cena and David Otunga)
    1October 24, 2010Minneapolis, MNBragging Rights 
    33Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes1September 19, 2010Rosemont, ILNight of ChampionsWon titles in a Tag Team Turmoil match also involving Jimmy and Jey Uso, Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov, and Evan Bourne and Mark Henry.
    32The Hart Dynasty
    (David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd)
    1April 26, 2010Richmond, VARawThe World Tag Team Championship was deactivated during their reign on August 16, 2010.
    (Big Show (2) and The Miz (2)
    1February 8, 2010Lafayette, LARawThis was a Triple Threat Elimination match also involving The Straight Edge Society (CM Punk and Luke Gallows).
    30D-Generation X
    (Triple H and Shawn Michaels)
    1December 13, 2009San Antonio, TXTLC: Tables, Ladders & ChairsThis was a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match.
    (Chris Jericho (2) and Big Show)
    1July 26, 2009Philadelphia, PANight of ChampionsShortly after winning the titles Edge suffered a torn Achilles tendon, which required surgery and forced him to vacate his half of the championship. Jericho was allowed to keep his title and choose a new partner; he chose Big Show at Night of Champions. WWE views this as a second reign for Jericho.
    28Edge (2) and Chris Jericho1June 28, 2009Sacramento, CAThe BashThis was a triple threat match also involving The Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase).
    27The Colóns
    (Carlito and Primo)
    1September 21, 2008Columbus, OHSmackDown!Aired September 26. Unified with World Tag Team Championship on April 5, 2009.
    26Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder1July 20, 2008Uniondale, NYThe Great American BashThis was a fatal four-way match, also featuring Jesse and Festus and Finlay and Hornswoggle.
    25John Morrison (4) and The Miz
    (John Morrison formerly Johnny Nitro)
    1November 13, 2007
    Wichita, KSSmackDown!Aired on November 16, 2007. The titles were shared with ECW.
    24Montel Vontavious Porter and Matt Hardy1August 28, 2007
    Albany, NYSmackDown!Aired on August 31, 2007.
    23Deuce ‘n Domino1April 17, 2007
    Milan, ItalySmackDown!Aired on April 20, 2007.
    22Paul London (2) and Brian Kendrick1May 21, 2006Phoenix, AZJudgment DayLondon & Kendrick held the titles for 11 months, making this the longest reign to date.
    (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
    3December 27, 2005
    Uncasville, CTSmackDown!Aired on December 30, 2005.
    20Batista and Rey Mysterio (4)1December 13, 2005
    Springfield, MASmackDown!Aired on December 16, 2005.
    (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
    2October 25, 2005
    Daly City, CASmackDown!This was a fatal four-way match that aired October 28, also involving The Mexicools and Paul Burchill and William Regal.
    18The Legion of Doom
    (Road Warrior Animal and Heidenreich)
    1July 24, 2005Buffalo, NYThe Great American Bash 
    (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
    1April 18, 2005
    New York, NYSmackDown!Aired on April 21, 2005.
    16Rey Mysterio (3) and Eddie Guerrero (4)1February 20, 2005Pittsburgh, PANo Way Out 
    15The Basham Brothers
    (Doug and Danny Basham)
    2January 11, 2005
    Tampa, FLSmackDown!This was a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match aired January 13, also involving the teams of Mark Jindrak and Luther Reigns and Booker T and Eddie Guerrero.
    14Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio (2)1December 7, 2004
    Greenville, SCSmackDown!Aired on December 9, 2004.
    13Kenzo Suzuki and René Duprée1September 7, 2004
    Tulsa, OKSmackDown!Aired on September 9, 2004.
    12Billy Kidman and Paul London1July 6, 2004
    Winnipeg, MBSmackDown!Aired on July 8, 2004.
    11The Dudleys
    (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley)
    1June 15, 2004
    Chicago, ILSmackDown!Aired on June 17, 2004.
    10Charlie Haas (3) and Rico1April 20, 2004
    Kelowna, BCSmackDown!Aired on April 22, 2004.
    9Scotty 2 Hotty and Rikishi1February 3, 2004
    Cleveland, OHSmackDown!Aired on February 5, 2004.
    8The Basham Brothers
    (Doug and Danny Basham)
    1October 21, 2003
    Albany, NYSmackDown!Aired on October 23, 2003.
    7Los Guerreros
    (Eddie and Chavo Guerrero)
    2September 16, 2003
    Raleigh, NCSmackDown!Aired September 18.
    6The World’s Greatest Tag Team
    formerly Team Angle
    (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin)
    2July 1, 2003
    Rochester, NYSmackDown!Aired on July 3, 2003.
    5Eddie Guerrero (2) and Tajiri1May 18, 2003Charlotte, NCJudgment DayThis was a ladder match. Tajiri was a replacement for an injured Chavo Guerrero.
    4Team Angle
    (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin)
    1February 4, 2003
    Philadeplhia, PASmackDown!Aired on February 6, 2003.
    3Los Guerreros
    (Eddie and Chavo Guerrero)
    1November 17, 2002New York, NYSurvivor SeriesThis was a triple threat elimination match also involving Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit.
    2Edge and Rey Mysterio1November 5, 2002Manchester, NHSmackDown!This was a two out of three falls match. Aired on November 7, 2002.
    1Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit1October 20, 2002North Little Rock, ARNo MercyDefeated Edge and Rey Mysterio in a tournament final to become the first inaugural champions.


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