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World Tag Title

The World Tag Team Championship was the original professional wrestling world tag team championship contested for in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It served as the premier title for tag teams in WWE from 1971 until 2002 when a second WWE Tag Team Championship was established. Both titles were unified in 2009 and were collectively referred to as the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship while essentially remaining independently active until the World Tag Team Championship was decommissioned in 2010.

The World Tag Team Championship was originally known as the "World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) World Tag Team Championship". Following the title's introduction in 1971, Luke Graham and Tarzan Tyler became the inaugural champions on June 3. In 1979, the title became known as the "World Wrestling Federation (WWF) World Tag Team Championship" when the promotion was renamed the World Wrestling Federation. It began to be referred to as the "WWF Tag Team Championship" for short in the mid 1990s.

After the WWF/WWE name change in 2002, the championship was subsequently referred to as the "World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Tag Team Championship". Then, during a period of open free agency after the WWE Brand Extension, the Tag Team Champions were signed to appear and defend the title on the Raw brand only, leaving the SmackDown! brand without a tag team title. As a result, SmackDown! General Manager, Stephanie McMahon, commissioned a new WWE Tag Team Championship to be the exclusive tag team titles for the SmackDown! brand. With the introduction of the World Heavyweight Championship on the Raw brand after the WWE Championship was moved to the SmackDown! brand, the Tag Team Championship on Raw was now being referred to as the "World Tag Team Championship". This was done so that the names of both tag team titles would mirror the names of the top championships on their respective brands. When the WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship switched brands during the 2005 WWE Draft Lottery, however, neither of the tag team titles were renamed.

In late 2008 through early 2009, WWE Tag Team Champions The Colóns (Carlito and Primo) engaged in rivalry with the World Tag Team Champions John Morrison and The Miz, with the two teams exchanging victories in non-title matches and retaining their respective titles against each other. On the March 17 edition of ECW on Syfy, it was announced that at WrestleMania XXV both teams would defend their titles against each other and the winning team would hold both titles. The Colons defeated Morrison and Miz, and thus unified the titles into what became known as the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship, the umbrella term for what essentially remained two active championships that were now collectively defended.

As the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship, the champions could appear, and defend the titles on any WWE brand. On August 16, 2010, the World Tag Team Championship was decommissioned in favor of continuing the lineage of the WWE Tag Team Championship following the presentation of new championship belts to then-champions The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd).

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  • Luke Graham and Tarzan Tyler became the inaugural champions on June 3, 1971.
  • Karl Gotch and Rene Goulet became the champions on December 6, 1971.
  • King Curtis Iaukea and Baron Mikel Scicluna win the titles on February 1, 1972.
  • Sonny King and Chief Jay Strongbow won the titles on May 22, 1972.
  • Mr. Fuji and Professor Tanaka won the titles on June 27, 1972.
  • Haystacks Calhoun and Tony Garea won the titles on May 30, 1973.
  • Mr. Fuji and Professor Tanaka regained the titles on September 11, 1973.
  • Tony Garea and Dean Ho won the titles on November 14, 1973.
  • The Valiant Brothers (Jimmy and Johnny) won the titles on May 8, 1974.
  • Dominic DeNucci and Victor Rivera won the titles on May 13, 1975. Rivera left the WWWF on July 19, 1975, so DeNucci chose Pat Barrett as his replacement partner.
  • The Blackjacks (Mulligan and Lanza) won the titles on August 26, 1975.
  • Louis Cerdan and Tony Parisi won the titles on November 8, 1975.
  • The Executioners (#1 and #2) won the titles on May 11, 1976. They vacated the titles on October 26, 1976.
  • Chief Jay Strongbow and Billy White Wolf won the titles on December 7, 1976. The titles were vacated in August of 1977 after White Wolf suffered an injury.
  • Mr. Fuji and Professor Tanaka won the titles on September 27, 1977.
  • Dino Bravo and Dominic DeNucci won the titles on March 14, 1978.
  • The Yukon Lumberjacks (Pierre and Eric) won the titles on June 26, 1978.
  • Tony Garea and Larry Zbyszko won the titles on November 21, 1978.
  • The Valiant Brothers (Jerry and Johnny) won the titles on March 6, 1979.
  • Ivan Putski and Tito Santana won the titles on October 22, 1979.
  • The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika) won the titles on April 12, 1980.
  • Bob Backlund and Pedro Morales won the titles on August 9, 1980 at Showdown at Shea. The titles were vacated on August 10, 1980 due to Backlund's status as WWF Champion.
  • The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika) regained the titles on September 9, 1980.
  • Tony Garea and Rick Martel won the titles on November 8, 1980.
  • The Moondogs (Rex and King) won the titles on March 7, 1981. King was replaced with Spot on May 1, 1981.
  • Tony Garea and Rick Martel regained the titles on July 21, 1981.
  • Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito won the titles on October 13, 1981.
  • Jules and Chief Jay Strongbow won the titles on June 28, 1982. The titles were vacated that same day when footage showed that Mr. Fuji's foot was on the ropes.
  • Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito regained the titles on July 13, 1982.
  • Jules and Chief Jay Strongbow regained the titles on October 26, 1982.
  • The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika) won the titles on March 8, 1983.
  • Soul Patrol (Rocky Johnson and Tony Atlas) won the titles on November 15, 1983.
  • Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch won the titles on April 17, 1984.
  • The U.S. Express (Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo) won the titles on January 21, 1985.
  • The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff won the titles on March 31, 1985 at WrestleMania I.
  • The U.S. Express (Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo) regained the titles on June 17, 1985.
  • The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine) won the titles on August 24, 1985.
  • The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid) won the titles on April 7, 1986 at WrestleMania 2.
  • The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) won the titles on January 26, 1987.
  • Strike Force (Rick Martel and Tito Santana) won the titles on October 27, 1987.
  • Demolition (Ax and Smash) won the titles on March 27, 1988 at WrestleMania IV.
  • The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard) won the titles July 18, 1989.
  • Demolition (Ax and Smash) regained the titles on October 2, 1989.
  • The Colossal Connection (Andre the Giant and Haku) won the titles on December 13, 1989.
  • Demolition (Ax, Smash, and Crush) won the titles regained the titles on April 1, 1990 at WrestleMania VI.
  • The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) won the titles on August 27, 1990 at SummerSlam.
  • The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) won the titles on March 24, 1991 at WrestleMania VII.
  • The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) won the titles on August 26, 1991 at SummerSlam.
  • Money Inc. (Irwin R. Schyster and Ted DiBiase) won the titles on February 7, 1992.
  • The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) won the titles on July 20, 1992.
  • Money Inc. (Irwin R. Schyster and Ted DiBiase) regained the titles on October 13, 1992.
  • The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) won the titles on June 14, 1993.
  • Money Inc. (Irwin R. Schyster and Ted DiBiase) regained the titles on June 16, 1993.
  • The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) regained the titles on June 19, 1993.
  • The Quebecers (Jacques and Pierre) won the titles on September 13, 1993.
  • The 1-2-3 Kid and Marty Jannetty won the titles on January 10, 1994.
  • The Quebecers (Jacques and Pierre) regained the titles on January 17, 1994.
  • Men on a Mission (Mabel and Mo) won the titles on March 29, 1994.
  • The Quebecers (Jacques and Pierre) regained the titles on March 31, 1994.
  • The Headshrinkers (Samu and Fatu) won the titles on April 26, 1994.
  • Two Dudes with Attitudes (Shawn Michaels and Diesel) won the titles on August 28, 1994. The titles were vacated on November 23, 1994 at Survivor Series after Michaels and Diesel could not function as a team.
  • The 1-2-3 Kid and Bob Holly won the titles on January 22, 1995 at Royal Rumble.
  • The Smokin' Gunns (Billy and Bart) won the titles on January 23, 1995.
  • Owen Hart and Yokozuna won the titles on April 2, 1995 at WrestleMania XI.
  • Two Dudes with Attitudes (Shawn Michaels and Diesel) won the titles on September 24, 1995 at In Your House: Triple Header.
  • Owen Hart and Yokozuna regained the titles on September 25, 1995.
  • The Smokin' Gunns (Billy and Bart) regained the titles on the same day. The titles were vacated on February 15, 1996 due to Billy Gunn suffering a neck injury.
  • The Bodydonnas (Skip and Zip) won the titles on March 31, 1996 at WrestleMania XII.
  • The Godwinns (Henry O. and Phineas I.) won the titles on May 19, 1996.
  • The Smokin' Gunns (Billy and Bart) won the titles on May 26, 1996 at In Your House: Beware of Dog.
  • The British Bulldog and Owen Hart won the titles on September 22, 1996 at In Your House: Mind Games.
  • Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels won the titles on May 26, 1997. The titles were vacated on July 14, 1997 when Michaels was suspended.
  • Steve Austin and Dude Love won the titles on July 14, 1997. They were vacated on September 7, 1997 at Ground Zero: In Your House due to Austin's neck injury.
  • The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) won the titles on September 7, 1997 at Ground Zero: In Your House.
  • The Godwinns (Henry O. and Phineas I.) won the titles on October 5, 1997 at Badd Blood: In Your House.
  • The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) won the titles on October 7, 1997.
  • The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) won the titles on November 24, 1997.
  • Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie won the titles on March 29, 1998 at WrestleMania XIV. The titles were vacated on March 30, 1998.
  • The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) regained the titles on March 30, 1998.
  • Kane and Mankind won the titles on July 13, 1998.
  • Steve Austin and The Undertaker won the titles on July 26, 1998 at Fully Loaded: In Your House.
  • Kane and Mankind regained the titles on August 10, 1998.
  • The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) won the titles on August 30, 1998 at SummerSlam.
  • The Corporation (Big Boss Man and Ken Shamrock) won the titles on December 14, 1998.
  • Jeff Jarrett and Owen Hart won the titles on January 25, 1999.
  • Kane and X-Pac won the titles on March 30, 1999.
  • The Acolytes (Faarooq and Bradshaw) won the titles on May 25, 1999.
  • The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) won the titles on June 29, 1999.
  • The Acolytes (Faarooq and Bradshaw) regained the titles on July 25, 1999 at Fully Loaded.
  • Kane and X-Pac won the titles on August 9, 1999.
  • The Unholy Alliance (Big Show and The Undertaker) won the titles on August 22, 1999 at SummerSlam.
  • The Rock 'N' Sock Connection (The Rock and Mankind) won the titles on August 30, 1999.
  • The Unholy Alliance (Big Show and The Undertaker) regained the titles on September 7, 1999.
  • The Rock 'N' Sock Connection (The Rock and Mankind) regained the titles on September 20, 1999.
  • The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) won the titles on September 21, 1999.
  • The Rock 'N' Sock Connection (The Rock and Mankind) regained the titles on October 12, 1999.
  • The Holly Cousins (Crash and Hardcore) won the titles on October 18, 1999.
  • Mankind and Al Snow won the titles on November 2, 1999.
  • The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) won the titles on November 8, 1999.
  • The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) won the titles on February 27, 2000 at No Way Out.
  • Edge and Christian won the titles on April 2, 2000 at WrestleMania 2000.
  • Too Cool (Scotty 2 Hotty and Grandmaster Sexay) won the titles on May 29, 2000.
  • Edge and Christian regained the titles on June 25, 2000 at King of the Ring.
  • The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) won the titles on September 24, 2000 at Unforgiven.
  • Edge and Christian regained the titles on October 22, 2000 at No Mercy.
  • The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) regained the titles on October 23, 2000.
  • Right to Censor (Bull Buchanan and The Goodfather) won the titles on November 6, 2000.
  • Edge and Christian won the titles on December 10, 2000 at Armageddon.
  • The Rock and The Undertaker won the titles on December 18, 2000.
  • Edge and Christian regained the titles on December 19, 2000.
  • The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) won the titles on January 21, 2001 at Royal Rumble.
  • The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) won the titles on March 5, 2001.
  • Edge and Christian won the titles on March 19, 2001.
  • The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) won the titles on the same night.
  • Edge and Christian regained the titles on April 1, 2001 at WrestleMania X-Seven.
  • The Brothers of Destruction (Kane and The Undertaker) won the titles on April 17, 2001.
  • The Two-Man Power Trip (Triple H and Steve Austin) won the titles on April 29, 2001 at Backlash.
  • Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho won the titles on May 21, 2001.
  • The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) won the titles on June 19, 2001.
  • The APA (Faarooq and Bradshaw) won the titles on July 9, 2001.
  • Diamond Dallas Page and Kanyon won the titles on August 7, 2001.
  • The Brothers of Destruction (Kane and The Undertaker) won the titles on August 19, 2001 at SummerSlam.
  • The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) won the titles on September 17, 2001.
  • Chris Jericho and The Rock won the titles on October 22, 2001.
  • Booker T and Test won the titles on October 30, 2001.
  • The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) won the titles on November 12, 2001.
  • The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) won the titles on November 18, 2001 at Survivor Series.
  • Spike Dudley and Tazz won the titles on January 7, 2002.
  • Billy and Chuck won the titles on February 19, 2002.
  • Rico and Rikishi won the titles on May 19, 2002 at Judgment Day.
  • Billy and Chuck regained the titles on June 4, 2002.
  • Edge and Hulk Hogan won the titles on July 2, 2002.
  • The Un-Americans (Christian and Lance Storm) won the titles on July 21, 2002 at Vengeance.
  • Hurri-Kane (Kane and The Hurricane) won the titles on September 23, 2002.
  • Christian and Chris Jericho won the titles on October 14, 2002.
  • Booker T and Goldust won the titles on December 15, 2002 at Armageddon.
  • William Regal and Lance Storm won the titles on January 6, 2003.
  • The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) won the titles on January 19, 2003 at Royal Rumble.
  • William Regal and Lance Storm won the titles on January 20, 2003. The titles were vacated on March 24, 2003 due to Regal's injury.
  • Chief Morley and Lance Storm won the titles on March 24, 2003.
  • Kane and Rob Van Dam won the titles on March 31, 2003.
  • La Résistance (Rene Dupree and Sylvain Grenier) won the titles on June 15, 2003 at Bad Blood.
  • The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) won the titles on September 21, 2003 at Unforgiven.
  • Evolution (Ric Flair and Batista) won the titles on December 14, 2003 at Armageddon.
  • Rob Van Dam and Booker T won the titles on February 16, 2004.
  • Evolution (Ric Flair and Batista) regained the titles on March 22, 2004.
  • Chris Benoit and Edge won the titles on April 19, 2004.
  • La Resistance (Robert Conway and Sylvain Grenier) won the titles on May 31, 2004.
  • Chris Benoit and Edge regained the titles on October 19, 2004 at Taboo Tuesday.
  • La Resistance (Robert Conway and Sylvain Grenier) regained the titles on November 1, 2004.
  • Eugene and William Regal won the titles on November 15, 2004.
  • La Resistance (Robert Conway and Sylvain Grenier) regained the titles on January 16, 2005.
  • William Regal and Tajiri won the titles on February 4, 2005.
  • The Hurricane and Rosey won the titles on May 1, 2005 at Backlash.
  • Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch won the titles on September 18, 2005 at Unforgiven.
  • Big Show and Kane won the titles on November 1, 2005 at Taboo Tuesday.
  • The Spirit Squad (Kenny, Mikey, Johnny, Mitch, and Nicky) won the titles on April 3, 2006.
  • Ric Flair and Roddy Piper won the titles on November 5, 2006 at Cyber Sunday.
  • Rated-RKO (Edge and Randy Orton) won the titles on November 13, 2006.
  • John Cena and Shawn Michaels won the titles on January 29, 2007.
  • The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) won the titles on April 2, 2007.
  • Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch won the titles on June 4, 2007.
  • Paul London and Brian Kendrick won the titles on September 5, 2007.
  • Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch regained the titles on September 8, 2007.
  • Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes won the titles on December 10, 2007.
  • Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes won the titles on June 29, 2008 at Night of Champions.
  • Batista and John Cena won the titles on August 4, 2008.
  • Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes regained the titles on August 11, 2008.
  • Kofi Kingston and CM Punk won the titles on October 27, 2008.
  • John Morrison and The Miz won the titles on December 13, 2008.
  • The Colóns (Carlito and Primo) won the titles on April 5, 2009 at WrestleMania XXV.
  • Edge and Chris Jericho won the titles on June 28, 2009 at The Bash.
  • Jeri-Show (Chris Jericho and Big Show) won the titles on July 26, 2009 at Night of Champions after Edge's injury.
  • D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) won the titles on December 13, 2009 at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs.
  • ShoMiz (Big Show and The Miz) won the titles on February 8, 2010.
  • The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd) won the titles on April 26, 2010. The titles were deactivated on August 16, 2010.

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