AEW World Tag Team Championship

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AEW World Tag Team Championship
The AEW World Tag Team Championship belts
Details
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
Date establishedOctober 30, 2019
Current champion(s)The Young Bucks
(Matthew Jackson and Nicholas Jackson)
Date wonApril 21, 2024
Statistics
First champion(s)SoCal Uncensored
(Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky)
Most reignsAs tag team (3 reigns):

As individual (3 reigns):

Longest reignThe Young Bucks
(Matt/Matthew Jackson and Nick/Nicholas Jackson)
(1st reign, 302 days)
Shortest reignSting and Darby Allin
(25 days)
Oldest championSting
(64 years, 324 days)
Youngest championJungle Boy
(24 years, 203 days)
Heaviest championSwerve In Our Glory
(Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland)
(541 lbs combined)
Lightest championThe Young Bucks
(Matt/Matthew Jackson and Nick/Nicholas Jackson)
(350 lbs combined)

The AEW World Tag Team Championship is a men's professional wrestling world tag team championship created and promoted by the American promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It is a standard tag team championship, being contested by teams of two wrestlers. Established on October 30, 2019, the inaugural champions were SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky). The current champions are The Young Bucks (Matthew Jackson and Nicholas Jackson), who are in their record-setting third reign, both as a team and individually. They won the title by defeating FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) in a ladder match, which was a tournament final for the vacant title, at Dynasty on April 21, 2024; previous champions Sting and Darby Allin vacated the title due to Sting's retirement.

History[edit]

On June 18, 2019, six months after the American professional wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW) was founded,[1][2][3] a tournament was announced to crown the promotion's inaugural tag team champions. That same day, a three-way tag team match for AEW's event Fyter Fest on June 29 was scheduled,[4] featuring Best Friends (Trent? and Chuck Taylor), SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky), and Private Party (Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy) with the winning team advancing to All Out for an opportunity at a first round bye in the AEW World Tag Team Championship tournament.[5] Later, AEW's President and Chief executive officer Tony Khan announced that the tournament would occur on episodes of their TNT show, later revealed as Dynamite.[6] During the Buy In pre-show of Fyter Fest, Best Friends defeated Private Party and SoCal Uncensored to earn their spot at All Out.[7]

On July 11, AEW's Executive Vice President and wrestler Matt Jackson announced a second three-way tag team match to take place at Fight for the Fallen on July 13 with the winners facing Best Friends at All Out.[8] At Fight for the Fallen, The Dark Order (Evil Uno and Stu Grayson) defeated Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus) and Angélico and Jack Evans to advance to All Out.[9] At the event on August 31, The Dark Order defeated Best Friends to receive the first round bye in the tournament.[10]

Inaugural tournament[edit]

The first official match of the AEW World Tag Team Championship Tournament was announced on August 9, 2019, with The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) facing Private Party (Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy) on October 9 during the second episode of Dynamite in Boston, Massachusetts.[11] It was later announced that the semifinals for the tournament would take place on the October 23 episode in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,[12] with the finals on the October 30 episode in Charleston, West Virginia.[13] On October 30, SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) defeated the Lucha Brothers (Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fénix) in the tournament final to become the inaugural champions.[14]

Quarterfinals
Dynamite
October 9 and 16, 2019
Semifinals
Dynamite
October 23, 2019
Final
Dynamite
October 30, 2019
         
The Young Bucks
(Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
Pin
Private Party
(Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy)
13:39
Private Party Pin
The Lucha Brothers 12:24
The Lucha Brothers
(Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fénix)
11:31
Jurassic Express
(Jungle Boy and Marko Stunt)[note 1]
Pin
The Lucha Brothers Pin
SoCal Uncensored 12:36
Best Friends
(Trent? and Chuck Taylor)
Pin
SoCal Uncensored
(Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky)
[note 2]
9:57
SoCal Uncensored 13:59
The Dark Order Pin
The Dark Order
(Evil Uno and Stu Grayson)
BYE[note 3]
  1. ^ Stunt replaced Luchasaurus due to a hamstring injury.
  2. ^ Sky replaced Christopher Daniels after he was injured in an attack by The Lucha Brothers prior to the match.
  3. ^ The Dark Order defeated Best Friends (Trent? and Chuck Taylor) at All Out to receive a first round bye.

Belt design[edit]

The AEW World Tag Team Championship belts were designed by Ron Edwardsen of Red Leather Belts. They have five gold plates on a black leather strap. The center plate has a blue globe at its center. At the center of the globe is AEW's logo, below the logo is a black banner that says "TAG TEAM" in gold, and below that is a nameplate for the reigning champions. Above the globe is a black banner that says "WORLD" in gold and below the globe is another black banner that says "CHAMPION" in gold. On either side of the center plate are two side plates each that each prominently display AEW's logo. The inner side plates additionally have a wrestler performing a piledriver while the outer side plates show a wrestler performing a standing choke hold. After FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) first won the title in September 2020, the belts received a minor update with a relief AEW logo on the center plate.[15]

Reigns[edit]

Current and record-setting three-time champions The Young Bucks (Matthew Jackson and Nicholas Jackson); they are also the longest reigning champions at 302 days for their first reign and they have the longest combined reign at 413+ days

As of July 13, 2024, there have been 14 reigns between 11 teams composed of 22 individual champions and one vacancy. The inaugural champions were SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky). The Young Bucks (Matt/Matthew Jackson and Nick/Nicholas Jackson) have the most reigns at three, both as a team and individually. The Young Bucks are also the longest reigning champions for their first reign, which lasted 302 days, and they have the longest combined reign at 413+ days. Sting and Darby Allin have the shortest reign at 25 days as they vacated the title due to Sting's retirement. Sting is also the oldest champion at 64 while Jungle Boy is the youngest at 24.

The Young Bucks (Matthew Jackson and Nicholas Jackson) are the current champions in their record third reign, both as a team and individually (during their first two reigns, they individually went by Matt and Nick, respectively). They defeated FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) in a Ladder match at Dynasty on April 21, 2024, which was a tournament final for the vacant title. Previous champions Sting and Darby Allin vacated the title due to Sting's retirement.[16]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific team—reign numbers for the individuals are in parentheses, if different
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 SoCal Uncensored
(Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky)
October 30, 2019 Dynamite Charleston, WV 1 83 Defeated The Lucha Brothers (Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fénix) in a tournament final to become the inaugural champions. [14]
2 Kenny Omega and "Hangman" Adam Page January 21, 2020 Dynamite:
Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea
Nassau, Bahamas 1 228 Took place aboard Norwegian Pearl.
Taped and aired as part of the January 22 episode of Dynamite.
[17]
3 FTR
(Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood)
September 5, 2020 All Out Jacksonville, FL 1 63 [18]
4 The Young Bucks
(Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
November 7, 2020 Full Gear Jacksonville, FL 1 302 This was a Last Chance match where if The Young Bucks had lost, they would have never been able to challenge for the championship again. Additionally, FTR's manager Tully Blanchard was barred from ringside. [19]
5 Lucha Brothers
(Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fénix)
September 5, 2021 All Out Hoffman Estates, IL 1 122 This was a Steel Cage match. [20]
6 Jurassic Express
(Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus)
January 5, 2022 Dynamite Newark, NJ 1 161 [21]
7 The Young Bucks
(Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
June 15, 2022 Dynamite:
Road Rager
St. Louis, MO 2 28 This was a ladder match. [22]
8 Swerve in Our Glory
(Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland)
July 13, 2022 Dynamite:
Fyter Fest

Night 1
Savannah, GA 1 70 This was a three-way tag team match, also involving Team Taz (Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks) who Swerve in Our Glory pinned. [23]
9 The Acclaimed
(Anthony Bowens and Max Caster)
September 21, 2022 Dynamite:
Grand Slam
Flushing, Queens, NY 1 140 [24]
10 The Gunns
(Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn)
February 8, 2023 Dynamite:
Championship Fight Night
El Paso, TX 1 56 [25]
11 FTR
(Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood)
April 5, 2023 Dynamite Elmont, NY 2 185 This was a Title vs. Career match. [26]
12 Ricky Starks and Big Bill October 7, 2023 Collision Salt Lake City, UT 1 123 [27]
13 Sting and Darby Allin February 7, 2024 Dynamite Phoenix, AZ 1 25 This was a tornado tag team match. [28]
Vacated March 3, 2024 Revolution Greensboro, NC Following Sting's retirement match at the event, he and Darby Allin relinquished the title. [29]
14 The Young Bucks
(Matthew Jackson and Nicholas Jackson)
April 21, 2024 Dynasty St. Louis, MO 3 83+ Defeated FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) in a ladder match, which was a tournament final for the vacant title. Individually, Matthew and Nicholas were previously referred to as Matt and Nick, respectively. [16]

Combined reigns[edit]

As of July 13, 2024.

Key
Rec Recognized by the promotion
Current champion; reign changing daily
<1 Reign was less than a day

By team[edit]

Rank Champion No. of
reigns
Combined days
Actual Recognized
by AEW
1 The Young Bucks
(Matt/Matthew Jackson and Nick/Nicholas Jackson)
3 413+
2 FTR
(Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood)
2 248
3 Kenny Omega and "Hangman" Adam Page 1 228
4 Jurassic Express
(Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus)
1 161
5 The Acclaimed
(Anthony Bowens and Max Caster)
1 140
6 Ricky Starks and Big Bill 1 123
7 Lucha Brothers
(Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fénix)
1 122
8 SoCal Uncensored
(Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky)
1 83
9 Swerve in Our Glory
(Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland)
1 70
10 The Gunns
(Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn)
1 56
11 Sting and Darby Allin 1 25 26

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Champion No. of
reigns
Combined days
Actual Recognized
by AEW
1 Matt/Matthew Jackson 3 413+
Nick/Nicholas Jackson
3 Cash Wheeler 2 248
Dax Harwood
5 "Hangman" Adam Page 1 228
Kenny Omega
7 Jungle Boy 1 161
Luchasaurus
9 Anthony Bowens 1 140
Max Caster
11 Big Bill 1 123
Ricky Starks
13 Penta El Zero Miedo 1 122
Rey Fénix
15 Frankie Kazarian 1 83
Scorpio Sky
17 Keith Lee 1 70
Swerve Strickland
19 Austin Gunn 1 56
Colten Gunn
21 Darby Allin 1 25
Sting

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