List of WCW World Tag Team Champions

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The Dudley Boyz were the final WCW World Tag Team Champions.

The WCW World Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling World Tag Team Championship contested for in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Originally, WCW was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), which had numerous member promotions. The NWA operated many tag team championships before one prime tag team title was established in 1982. One of those titles was the NWA World Tag Team Championship, which was operated by the NWA member Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (MACW), the predecessor of WCW. The championship was created by MACW in 1975.

In January 1991, WCW (the former MACW) began the process of withdrawing as a member of NWA to become an independent promotion, thus the name of the title was changed to the WCW World Tag Team Championship. On July 12, 1992, the WCW World Tag Team Championship was unified with the NWA World Tag Team Championship, which was created earlier that year by the NWA as its prime tag team championship. In September 1993, WCW's withdrawal from the NWA was made official, and the NWA World Tag Team Championship was returned to the NWA; the title was reactivated by the NWA in 1995.[1]

In March 2001, all WCW assets were purchased by the then World Wrestling Federation (WWF) after AOL/Time Warner discontinued their involvement in wrestling programming.[2] After the purchase, the WWF continued the use of the championship as a part of a storyline called The Invasion, which involved a rivalry between former WCW wrestlers and original WWF wrestlers before the purchase of WCW.

Title reigns were determined either by professional wrestling matches with different tag teams, a duo of wrestlers, involved in pre-existing scripted feuds, plots and storylines or were awarded the title due to scripted circumstances. Wrestlers were portrayed as either villains or fan favorites as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches for the championship.[3] The inaugural champions, under the NWA, were The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Gene and Ole Anderson), who were announced to have won the titles after winning a tournament in January 1975.[4]

Before the promotion's purchase, the final champions recognized by WCW were Sean O' Haire and Chuck Palumbo; they were also the first champions under the titles operation in the WWF. On November 18, 2001, the championship was deactivated after its use in the Invasion storyline. The title was unified with the WWF Tag Team Championship, and the final champions recognized by the WWF, were The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von).[5] The title was won in Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United States. Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) held the most reigns as a tag team (10), and Booker T held the most individual reigns (11), which is the same amount of times the title was vacated. At 282 days, Doom's reign during WCW's NWA withdrawal was the longest in the championship's history. Overall, there were 143 title reigns.

Title history

Key
Reigns The number of times a specific set of wrestlers have won the titles
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
Wrestler name (#) The number represents the number of times the wrestler has held the title individually
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Minnesota Wrecking Crew, TheThe Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
1 January 29, 1975 106 Raleigh, North Carolina House show  
2 Jones, PaulPaul Jones and Wahoo McDaniel 1 May 15, 1975 27 Greensboro, North Carolina House show  
3 Minnesota Wrecking Crew, TheThe Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
2 June 11, 1975 230 Raleigh, North Carolina House show  
4 Jones, Rufus R.Rufus R. Jones and Wahoo McDaniel (2) 1 January 27, 1976 7 Columbia, South Carolina House show  
5 Minnesota Wrecking Crew, TheThe Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
3 February 3, 1976 92 Raleigh, North Carolina House show  
6 Bravo, DinoDino Bravo and Mr. Wrestling 1 May 5, 1976 54 Raleigh, North Carolina House show  
7 Minnesota Wrecking Crew, TheThe Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
4 June 28, 1976 181 Greenville, South Carolina House show  
8 Flair, RicRic Flair and Greg Valentine 1 December 26, 1976 133 Greensboro, North Carolina House show  
9 Minnesota Wrecking Crew, TheThe Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
5 May 8, 1977 138 Charlotte, North Carolina House show  
10 Rhodes, DustyDusty Rhodes and Dick Slater 1 September 23, 1977 21 Atlanta, Georgia House show  
11 Minnesota Wrecking Crew, TheThe Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
6 October 14, 1977 16 Atlanta, Georgia House show  
12 Flair, RicRic Flair and Greg Valentine 2 October 30, 1977 153 Greensboro, North Carolina House show  
Vacated 1 April 1978 0 N/A N/A Flair and Valentine were forced to vacate their championship by the NWA for continually ending their matches via disqualification.  
13 Jones, PaulPaul Jones (2) and Ricky Steamboat 1 April 23, 1978 45 Greensboro, North Carolina House show Jones and Steamboat won the titles in a tournament final involving ten other tag teams.  
14 Von Raschke, BaronBaron Von Raschke and Greg Valentine (3) 1 June 7, 1978 202 Raleigh, North Carolina House show  
15 Orndorff, PaulPaul Orndorff and Jimmy Snuka 1 December 26, 1978 123 Richmond, Virginia House show  
16 Jones, PaulPaul Jones (3) and Baron Von Raschke (2) 1 April 28, 1979 102 N/A House show The location of this title change is unknown.  
17 Flair, RicRic Flair (3) and Blackjack Mulligan 1 August 8, 1979 14 Greensboro, North Carolina House show  
18 Jones, PaulPaul Jones (4) and Baron Von Raschke (3) 2 August 22, 1979 63 Raleigh, North Carolina House show  
19 Steamboat, RickyRicky Steamboat (2) and Jay Youngblood 1 October 24, 1979 157 Raleigh, North Carolina House show  
20 Stevens, RayRay Stevens and Greg Valentine (4) 1 March 29, 1980 42 Charlotte, North Carolina House show  
21 Steamboat, RickyRicky Steamboat (3) and Jay Youngblood 2 May 10, 1980 43 Greensboro, North Carolina House show  
22 Stevens, RayRay Stevens (2) and Jimmy Snuka (2) 1 June 22, 1980 158 Greensboro, North Carolina House show  
23 Jones, PaulPaul Jones (5) and The Masked Superstar 1 November 27, 1980 87 Greensboro, North Carolina House show  
24 Koloff, IvanIvan Koloff and Ray Stevens (3) 1 February 22, 1981 28 Greensboro, North Carolina House show [6]
25 Jones, PaulPaul Jones (6) and The Masked Superstar 2 March 22, 1981 40 Greensboro, North Carolina House show  
26 Minnesota Wrecking Crew, TheThe Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
7 May 1, 1981 214 Richmond, Virginia House show [7]
Vacated 2 December 1981 0 N/A N/A Gene was legitimately injured, and as a result, the NWA forced the Minnesota Wrecking Crew to relinquish the titles.  
27 Anderson, OleOle Anderson (8) and Stan Hansen 1 February 28, 1982 185 Atlanta, Georgia House show Anderson and Hansen won the titles in a tournament final. [8]
Vacated 3 September 1982 0 N/A N/A The NWA forced Anderson and Hansen to relinquish the championships.  
28 Kernodle, DonDon Kernodle and Sgt. Slaughter 1 September 12, 1982 181 N/A House show Kernodle and Slaughter won the titles in a fictional tournament final. The promotion claimed that they had beaten Antonio Inoki and Giant Baba in Tokyo, Japan.  
29 Steamboat, RickyRicky Steamboat (4) and Jay Youngblood 3 March 12, 1983 98 Greensboro, North Carolina House show  
30 Brisco, JackJack Brisco and Jerry Brisco 1 June 18, 1983 107 Greenville, South Carolina House show  
31 Steamboat, RickyRicky Steamboat (5) and Jay Youngblood 4 October 3, 1983 18 Greenville, South Carolina House show  
32 Brisco, JackJack Brisco and Jerry Brisco 2 October 21, 1983 34 Richmond, Virginia House show  
33 Steamboat, RickyRicky Steamboat (6) and Jay Youngblood 5 November 24, 1983 31 Greensboro, North Carolina Starrcade (1983)  
Vacated 4 December 25, 1983 0 N/A N/A The NWA vacated the title after Steamboat announced his retirement from professional wrestling.  
34 Kernodle, DonDon Kernodle (2) and Bob Orton Jr. 1 January 8, 1984 56 Charlotte, North Carolina House show defeated Jimmy Valiant and Dory Funk, Jr. in a tournament final.  
35 McDaniel, WahooWahoo McDaniel (3) and Mark Youngblood 1 March 4, 1984 31 Charlotte, North Carolina House show [9]
36 Brisco, JackJack Brisco and Jerry Brisco 3 April 4, 1984 31 Spartanburg, South Carolina House show  
37 McDaniel, WahooWahoo McDaniel (4) and Mark Youngblood 2 May 5, 1984 3 Greensboro, North Carolina House show  
38 Kernodle, DonDon Kernodle (3) and Ivan Koloff (2) 1 May 8, 1984 165 Raleigh, North Carolina House show  
39 Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez and Dusty Rhodes (2) 1 October 20, 1984 149 Raleigh, North Carolina House show Ivan and Nikita Koloff turned on Don Kernodle after the match, seriously (kayfabe) injuring him.  
40 Russian Team, TheThe Russian Team
(Ivan Koloff (3) and Nikita Koloff)
1 March 18, 1985 113 Fayetteville, North Carolina House show During this title reign, Krusher Krushchev joined the Koloffs to form a three-man team, in which the NWA applied the Freebird Rule, allowing all three members to defend the title.  
41 Rock 'n' Roll Express, TheThe Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
1 July 9, 1985 96 Shelby, North Carolina House show Defeated Ivan Koloff and Krusher Khrushchev.  
42 Russian Team, TheThe Russian Team
(Ivan Koloff (4) and Nikita Koloff)
2 October 13, 1985 46 Charlotte, North Carolina House show  
43 Rock 'n' Roll Express, TheThe Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
2 November 28, 1985 66 Greensboro, North Carolina Starrcade (1985)  
44 Midnight Express, TheThe Midnight Express
(Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton)
1 February 2, 1986 195 Atlanta, Georgia Superstars on the Superstation  
45 Rock 'n' Roll Express, TheThe Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
3 August 16, 1986 112 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania House show  
46 Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez (2) and Rick Rude 1 December 6, 1986 171 Atlanta, Georgia World Championship Wrestling This title change aired on tape delay that evening.  
47 Rock 'n' Roll Express, TheThe Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
4 May 26, 1987 126 "Spokane, Washington" N/A Awarded in a phantom match in Spokane, Washington, defeating (kayfabe) Fernandez and Ivan Koloff (substituting for Rude after he left for the WWF). An earlier match against Fernandez and Rude was also shown.  
48 Anderson, ArnArn Anderson and Tully Blanchard 1 September 29, 1987 180 Misenheimer, North Carolina NWA Pro Wrestling Match was no disqualification. The Midnight Express attacked the Rock 'n' Roll Express en route to the ring, injuring Ricky Morton. Robert Gibson wrestled most of the match solo, but when an injured Morton returned to the ring, he was immediately put into a submission hold by Blanchard. Gibson surrendered rather than risk further injury to Morton. This title change aired on tape delay.  
49 Luger, LexLex Luger and Barry Windham 1 March 27, 1988 24 Greensboro, North Carolina Clash of the Champions I  
50 Anderson, ArnArn Anderson and Tully Blanchard 2 April 20, 1988 143 Jacksonville, Florida World Championship Wrestling Windham turned on Luger and joined the Four Horsemen. This title change aired on tape delay.  
51 Midnight Express, TheThe Midnight Express
(Bobby Eaton (2) and Stan Lane)
1 September 10, 1988 49 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania House show Anderson and Blanchard left for the WWF after this match.  
52 Road Warriors, TheThe Road Warriors
(Animal and Hawk)
1 October 29, 1988 155 New Orleans, Louisiana House show  
53 Varsity Club, TheThe Varsity Club
(Mike Rotunda and "Dr. Death" Steve Williams)
1 April 2, 1989 35 New Orleans, Louisiana Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin' Cajun Referee Teddy Long fast-counted Road Warrior Hawk's shoulders on the mat, beginning Long's eventual heel turn that would see him fired as a referee and become a manager.  
Vacated 5 May 7, 1989 0 Nashville, Tennessee WrestleWar (1989) The NWA forced Rotunda and Williams to relinquish the titles due to Varsity Club members Kevin Sullivan and Dan Spivey attacking special referee Nikita Koloff during the WrestleWar '89 title defense against the Road Warriors.  
54 Fabulous Freebirds, TheThe Fabulous Freebirds
(Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes)
1 June 14, 1989 140 Fort Bragg, North Carolina Clash of the Champions VII: Guts and Glory Defeated The Midnight Express in a tournament final.  
55 Steiner Brothers, TheThe Steiner Brothers
(Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner)
1 November 1, 1989 199 Atlanta, Georgia World Championship Wrestling This title change aired on tape delay on November 18, 1989.  
56 Doom
(Butch Reed and Ron Simmons)
1 May 19, 1990 281 Washington, D.C. Capital Combat Title renamed the WCW World Tag Team Championship during this reign following WCW breaking ties with the NWA.  
57 Fabulous Freebirds, TheThe Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin)
2 February 24, 1991 -6 Phoenix, Arizona WrestleWar (1991) Lost the titles at a TV taping 6 days before winning them.  
58 Steiner Brothers, TheThe Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner)
2 February 18, 1991 152 Montgomery, Alabama WCW Pro This title change aired on tape delay on March 9, 1991.  
Vacated 6 July 20, 1991 0 N/A World Championship Wrestling Stripped of titles after Scott sustained a legitimate biceps injury.  
59 Enforcers, TheThe Enforcers
(Arn Anderson (3) and Larry Zbyszko)
1 September 5, 1991 75 Augusta, Georgia Clash of the Champions XVI: Fall Brawl Defeated Rick Steiner and Bill Kazmaier in a tournament final.  
60 Steamboat, RickyRicky Steamboat (7) and Dustin Rhodes 1 November 19, 1991 58 Savannah, Georgia Clash of the Champions XVII  
61 Anderson, ArnArn Anderson (4) and Bobby Eaton (3) 1 January 16, 1992 108 Jacksonville, Florida House show  
62 Steiner Brothers, TheThe Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner)
3 May 3, 1992 63 Chicago, Illinois House show  
63 Gordy, TerryTerry Gordy and Steve Williams (2) 1 July 5, 1992 78 Atlanta, Georgia House show On July 12, 1992, Gordy and Williams won the NWA World Tag Team Championship, which was regarded as unified with the WCW World Tag Team Championship; from here until the withdrawal of WCW from the NWA, the two titles are defended together.  
64 Windham, BarryBarry Windham (2) and Dustin Rhodes (2) 1 September 21, 1992 58 Atlanta, Georgia Saturday Night This title change aired on tape delay on October 3, 1992.  
65 Steamboat, RickyRicky Steamboat (8) and Shane Douglas 1 November 18, 1992 104 Macon, Georgia Clash of the Champions XXI  
66 Hollywood Blonds, TheThe Hollywood Blonds
(Steve Austin and Brian Pillman)
1 March 2, 1993 169 Macon, Georgia WCW Worldwide This title change aired on tape delay on March 27, 1993.  
67 Anderson, ArnArn Anderson (5) and Paul Roma 1 August 18, 1993 32 Daytona Beach, Florida Clash of the Champions XXIV Anderson and Roma are stripped of the NWA Tag Team Championship on September 1, 1993 following WCW's withdrawal from the NWA. WCW and NWA Tag Team Championships are hereafter no longer defended together.  
68 Nasty Boys, TheThe Nasty Boys
(Jerry Sags and Brian Knobbs)
1 September 19, 1993 15 Houston, Texas Fall Brawl (1993)  
69 Bagwell, Marcus AlexanderMarcus Alexander Bagwell and 2 Cold Scorpio 1 October 4, 1993 20 Columbus, Georgia Saturday Night This title change aired on tape delay on October 23, 1993.  
70 Nasty Boys, TheThe Nasty Boys
(Jerry Sags and Brian Knobbs)
2 October 24, 1993 210 New Orleans, Louisiana Halloween Havoc (1993)  
71 Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan 1 May 22, 1994 56 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Slamboree (1994)  
72 Pretty Wonderful
(Paul Roma (2) and Paul Orndorff (2))
1 July 17, 1994 70 Orlando, Florida Bash at the Beach (1994)  
73 Stars and Stripes
(Marcus Alexander Bagwell (2) and The Patriot)
1 September 25, 1994 28 Atlanta, Georgia Main Event  
74 Pretty Wonderful
(Paul Roma (3) and Paul Orndorff (3))
2 October 23, 1994 24 Detroit, Michigan Halloween Havoc (1994)  
75 Stars and Stripes
(Marcus Alexander Bagwell (3) and The Patriot)
2 November 16, 1994 22 Jacksonville, Florida Clash of the Champions XXIX  
76 Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
1 December 8, 1994 164 Atlanta, Georgia Saturday Night This title change aired on tape delay on January 14, 1995.  
77 Nasty Boys, TheThe Nasty Boys
(Jerry Sags and Brian Knobbs)
3 May 21, 1995 34 St. Petersburg, Florida Slamboree (1995) See next reign for explanation.  
78 Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
2 May 3, 1995 28 Orlando, Florida WCW WorldWide This title change aired on tape delay on June 24, 1995. When the episode of WorldWide featuring this match was shot on May 3, Harlem Heat were still the champions as Slamboree did not occur until eighteen days later. While the reign of the Nasty Boys technically ended before it began due to the taping schedule, the team's official reign length is 33 days.  
79 Slater, DickDick Slater (2) and Bunkhouse Buck 1 June 21, 1995 57 Atlanta, Georgia Saturday Night This title change aired on tape delay on July 22, 1995. Like the two previous reigns, the tapings were done far enough in advance for the champions not to have won the titles; when the match was taped, the Nasty Boys were still the champions and Harlem Heat's regaining of the titles on WorldWide had not yet aired.  
80 Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
3 September 17, 1995 1 Asheville, North Carolina Fall Brawl (1995)  
81 American Males, TheThe American Males
(Marcus Alexander Bagwell (4) and Scotty Riggs)
1 September 18, 1995 9 Johnson City, Tennessee Nitro  
82 Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
4 September 27, 1995 117 Atlanta, Georgia Saturday Night This title change aired on tape delay on October 28, 1995.  
83 Sting and Lex Luger (2) 1 January 22, 1996 154 Las Vegas, Nevada Nitro  
84 Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
5 June 24, 1996 30 Charlotte, North Carolina Nitro  
85 Steiner Brothers, TheThe Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner)
4 July 24, 1996 3 Cincinnati, Ohio House show  
86 Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
6 July 27, 1996 58 Dayton, Ohio House show  
87 Public Enemy, TheThe Public Enemy
(Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock)
1 September 23, 1996 8 Birmingham, Alabama Nitro  
88 Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
7 October 1, 1996 26 Canton, Ohio Saturday Night This title change aired on tape delay on October 5, 1996.  
89 Outsiders, TheThe Outsiders
(Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
1 October 27, 1996 90 Las Vegas, Nevada Halloween Havoc (1996)  
90 Steiner Brothers, TheThe Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner)
5 January 25, 1997 2 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Souled Out (1997)  
91 Outsiders, TheThe Outsiders
(Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
2 January 27, 1997 27 Las Vegas, Nevada Nitro WCW President Eric Bischoff stripped the Steiner Brothers of the titles and returned them to The Outsiders due to WCW referee Randy Anderson, who was not an official referee for Souled Out, counting the fall.  
92 Luger, LexLex Luger (3) and The Giant 1 February 23, 1997 1 Daly City, California SuperBrawl VII  
93 Outsiders, TheThe Outsiders
(Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
3 February 24, 1997 231 Sacramento, California Nitro WCW President Eric Bischoff returned the titles to The Outsiders as Luger was not medically cleared to wrestle at SuperBrawl.
Syxx (1) also gets credited with a reign as the nWo invoked "Wolfpac Rules" and named Syxx as champion after an injury to Nash.
[10][11]
94 Steiner Brothers, TheThe Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner)
6 October 13, 1997 91 Tampa, Florida Nitro Defeated Hall and Syxx for the titles.  
95 Outsiders, TheThe Outsiders
(Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
4 January 12, 1998 28 Jacksonville, Florida Nitro  
96 Steiner Brothers, TheThe Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner)
7 February 9, 1998 13 El Paso, Texas Nitro [12]
97 Outsiders, TheThe Outsiders
(Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
5 February 22, 1998 84 Daly City, California SuperBrawl VIII The Outsiders win the titles after Scott turned on Rick and joined the nWo.  
98 Sting (2) and The Giant (2) 1 May 17, 1998 16 Worcester, Massachusetts Slamboree (1998) Sting and Giant won the titles after Hall turned on Nash and hit him with one of the title belts.  
Vacated 7 June 2, 1998 0 Peoria, Illinois Thunder WCW vacated the titles after the tag team of Sting and The Giant was split up.  
99 Sting (3) and Kevin Nash (6) 1 June 14, 1998 36 Baltimore, Maryland The Great American Bash (1998) Sting won the championships in a singles match against The Giant, in which the winner would take control of the Tag Team Championship and choose a partner to defend with; on the following night's Nitro broadcast in Uniondale, NY, Sting chose Nash.  
100 Scott Hall (6) and The Giant (3) 1 July 20, 1998 98 Salt Lake City, Utah Nitro  
101 Steiner, RickRick Steiner (8) and Kenny Kaos 1 October 25, 1998 71 Las Vegas, Nevada Halloween Havoc (1998) Steiner and Buff Bagwell [13] defeated The Giant and Scott Steiner, who subbed for an injured Hall.[14]
Since Bagwell turned on Steiner during the match, Steiner was allowed to pick a new championship partner, and chose Kaos the next night on Nitro.

 
Vacated 8 January 4, 1999 48 Atlanta, Georgia Nitro WCW vacated the championship after Steiner sustained a legitimate injury.  
102 Windham, BarryBarry Windham (3) and Curt Hennig 1 February 21, 1999 21 Oakland, California SuperBrawl IX Defeated Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko in a tournament final. [15]
103 Benoit, ChrisChris Benoit and Dean Malenko 1 March 14, 1999 15 Louisville, Kentucky Uncensored (1999)  
104 Rey Misterio, Jr. and Billy Kidman 1 March 29, 1999 41 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Nitro  
105 Raven and Perry Saturn 1 May 9, 1999 22 St. Louis, Missouri Slamboree (1999) Title won in a tag-team triangle match also involving the team of Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko.  
106 Jersey Triad, TheThe Jersey Triad
(Diamond Dallas Page, Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Kanyon)
1 May 31, 1999 8 Houston, Texas Nitro Page and Bigelow defeated Saturn and Chris Kanyon (serving as an injury substitute for Raven) when Kanyon turned on Saturn.
Kanyon was then given a share of the title, and the "Freebird Rule" was placed in effect.
 
107 Benoit, ChrisChris Benoit (2) and Perry Saturn (2) 1 June 8, 1999 5 Syracuse, New York Thunder Defeated Page and Kanyon for the title  
108 Jersey Triad, TheThe Jersey Triad
(Diamond Dallas Page, Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Kanyon)
2 June 13, 1999 62 Baltimore, Maryland The Great American Bash (1999) Page and Kanyon won the title, with Bigelow also defending via the "Freebird Rule"  
109 Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
8 August 14, 1999 9 Sturgis, South Dakota Road Wild (1999) Defeated Bigelow and Kanyon for the title  
110 West Texas Rednecks, TheThe West Texas Rednecks
(Barry Windham (4) and Kendall Windham)
1 August 23, 1999 20 Las Vegas, Nevada Nitro  
111 Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
9 September 12, 1999 36 Winston-Salem, North Carolina Fall Brawl (1999)  
112 Filthy Animals, TheThe Filthy Animals
(Konnan and Rey Misterio Jr. (2))
1 October 18, 1999 6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Nitro  
Vacated 9 October 24, 1999 0 Las Vegas, Nevada Halloween Havoc (1999) WCW vacated the titles after Misterio Jr. sustained a legitimate leg injury.  
113 Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
10 October 24, 1999 1 Las Vegas, Nevada Halloween Havoc (1999) Titles won in a Triple Threat Street Fight against Konnan & Billy Kidman and Brian Knobs & Hugh Morrus. [16]
114 Filthy Animals, TheThe Filthy Animals
(Konnan (2) and Billy Kidman (2))
1 October 25, 1999 28 Phoenix, Arizona Nitro  
115 Creative Control
(Gerald and Patrick)
1 November 22, 1999 15 Auburn Hills, Michigan Nitro  
116 Hart, BretBret Hart and Goldberg 1 December 7, 1999 6 Madison, Wisconsin Thunder Both men achieved the Triple Crown at the same time with this win.  
117 Outsiders, TheThe Outsiders
(Kevin Nash (7) and Scott Hall (7))
6 December 13, 1999 14 New Orleans, Louisiana Nitro  
Vacated 10 December 27, 1999 0 Houston, Texas Nitro WCW vacated the titles after Hall sustained a legitimate injury.  
118 Flair, DavidDavid Flair and Crowbar 1 January 3, 2000 15 Greenville, South Carolina Nitro Defeated Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner in a tournament final.  
119 Mamalukes, TheThe Mamalukes
(Johnny the Bull and Big Vito)
1 January 18, 2000 25 Evansville, Indiana Thunder  
120 Harris Brothers, TheThe Harris Brothers
(Ron and Don)
2 February 12, 2000 1 Oberhausen, Germany House show Previous held the championship under the name "Creative Control"  
121 Mamalukes, TheThe Mamalukes
(Johnny the Bull and Big Vito)
2 February 13, 2000 35 Leipzig, Germany House show  
122 Harris Brothers, TheThe Harris Brothers
(Ron and Don)
3 March 19, 2000 22 Miami, Florida Uncensored (2000)  
Vacated 11 April 10, 2000 0 Denver, Colorado Nitro WCW Presidents Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff vacated every WCW championship during WCW's reboot.  
123 Douglas, ShaneShane Douglas (2) and Buff Bagwell (5) 1 April 16, 2000 29 Chicago, Illinois Spring Stampede (2000) Defeated The Total Package and Ric Flair in a tournament final.  
124 KroniK
(Brian Adams and Bryan Clark)
1 May 15, 2000 15 Biloxi, Mississippi Nitro  
125 Perfect Event
(Shawn Stasiak and Chuck Palumbo)
1 May 30, 2000 40 Nampa, Idaho Thunder This title change aired on tape delay.  
126 KroniK
(Brian Adams and Bryan Clark)
2 July 9, 2000 35 Daytona Beach, Florida Bash at the Beach (2000)  
127 Dark Carnival
(The Great Muta and Vampiro)
1 August 13, 2000 1 Vancouver, British Columbia New Blood Rising (2000)  
128 Filthy Animals, TheThe Filthy Animals
(Rey Misterio Jr. (3) and Juventud Guerrera)
1 August 14, 2000 35 Kelowna, British Columbia Nitro  
Vacated 12 September 18, 2000 0 Ontario, Canada Nitro Misterio Jr. and Guerrera were forced to relinquish the titles by WCW.  
129 O'Haire, SeanSean O'Haire and Mark Jindrak 1 September 25, 2000 14 Uniondale, New York Nitro O'Haire and Jindrak won the titles in a battle royal.  
130 Misfits in Action
(Lieutenant Loco and Corporal Cajun)
1 October 9, 2000 0 Sydney, Australia Thunder  
131 O'Haire, SeanSean O'Haire and Mark Jindrak 2 October 9, 2000 38 Sydney, Australia Thunder  
132 Wright, AlexAlex Wright and General Rection 1 November 16, 2000 4 Oberhausen, Germany Millennium Final General Rection took the place of the injured Disco Inferno. Disco is recognized by WWE as the rightful champion with Alex Wright.  
133 Perfect Event
(Shawn Stasiak and Chuck Palumbo)
2 November 20, 2000 6 Augusta, Georgia Nitro  
134 Insiders, TheThe Insiders
(Diamond Dallas Page (3) and Kevin Nash (8))
1 November 26, 2000 8 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Mayhem (2000)  
135 Perfect Event
(Shawn Stasiak and Chuck Palumbo)
3 December 4, 2000 13 Lincoln, Nebraska Nitro WCW Commissioner Mike Sanders awarded Stasiak and Palumbo the titles after The Insiders were forced to vacate the titles.  
136 Insiders, TheThe Insiders
(Diamond Dallas Page (4) and Kevin Nash (9))
2 December 17, 2000 28 Washington, D.C. Starrcade (2000)  
137 Natural Born Thrillers, TheThe Natural Born Thrillers
(Chuck Palumbo (4) and Sean O'Haire (3))
1 January 14, 2001 205 Indianapolis, Indiana Sin This title reign by Palumbo and O'Haire was the final recognized by WCW before its assets were bought by the WWF; titles renamed to WCW Tag Team Championship.  
138 Brothers of Destruction, TheThe Brothers of Destruction
(Kane and The Undertaker)
1 August 7, 2001 49 Los Angeles, California SmackDown! This title change aired on tape delay.  
139 Booker T (11) and Test 1 September 25, 2001 13 Dayton, Ohio SmackDown! This title change aired on tape delay.  
140 Hardy Boyz, TheThe Hardy Boyz
(Jeff and Matt)
1 October 8, 2001 15 Indianapolis, Indiana Raw  
141 Dudley Boyz, TheThe Dudley Boyz
(Bubba Ray and D-Von)
1 October 23, 2001 26 Omaha, Nebraska SmackDown! [17]
- Unified - November 18, 2001 - Greensboro, North Carolina Survivor Series Unified with the WWF Tag Team Championship when the Dudley Boyz beat the Hardy Boyz.  

List of top combined reigns

¤ The exact length of one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.

By team

Rank Team No. of reigns Combined days
1. The Minnesota Wrecking Crew 7 992¤
2. The Steiner Brothers 7 520
3. Harlem Heat 10 470
4. The Rock 'n' Roll Express 4 400
5. Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood 5 347
6. Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard 2 323
7. Ric Flair and Greg Valentine 2 286¤
8. Doom 1 282
9. The Nasty Boys 3 259
10. The Outsiders 5 244
11. The Outsiders with Syxx 1 231
12. Sean O'Haire and Chuck Palumbo 1 205
13. The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton) 1 195
14. Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle 1 193¤
15. Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen 1 185¤
16. Baron von Raschke and Greg Valentine 1 177¤
17. Jack Brisco and Jerry Brisco 3 172
18. Hollywood Blonds 1 169
19. Ivan Koloff and Don Kernodle 1 165
Baron von Raschke and Paul Jones 2 165
21. Jimmy Snuka and Ray Stevens 1 158
22. The Road Warriors 1 155
23. Sting and Lex Luger 1 154
24. Dusty Rhodes and Manny Fernandez 1 150
Manny Fernandez and Rick Rude 1 150
26. Jimmy Snuka and Paul Orndorff 1 148¤
27. The Fabulous Freebirds 2 134
28. Paul Jones and Masked Superstar 2 127
29. Ivan Koloff and Nikita Koloff (with Krusher Khrushchev) 1 113
30. Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton 1 108
31. Shane Douglas and Ricky Steamboat 1 104
32. The Giant and Scott Hall 1 98
33. Pretty Wonderful 1 94
34. Terry Gordy and Steve Williams 1 78
35. Enforcers 1 75
36. The Jersey Triad 2 72
37. Kenny Kaos and Rick Steiner 1 70
The Mamalukes 2 70
39. The Perfect Event 3 59
40. Dustin Rhodes and Ricky Steamboat 1 58
Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham 1 58
42. Bunkhouse Buck and Dick Slater 1 57
43. Don Kernodle and Bob Orton, Jr. 1 56
Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan 1 56
45. Mr. Wrestling and Dino Bravo 1 54
46. Mark Jindrak and Sean O'Haire 2 52
47. KroniK 2 50
Stars and Stripes 2 50
49. The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) 1 49
The Brothers of Destruction 1 49
51. Ivan Koloff and Nikita Koloff 1 46
52. Paul Jones and Ricky Steamboat 1 45
53. Ray Stevens and Greg Valentine 1 42
54. (Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio, Jr.) 1 41
55. Creative Control/Harris Brothers 3 40
56. The Insiders 2 36
57. The Varsity Club 1 35
Kevin Nash and Sting 1 35
The Filthy Animals (Juventud Guerrera and Rey Misterio, Jr.) 1 35
60. Wahoo McDaniel and Mark Youngblood 2 33
61. Arn Anderson and Paul Roma 1 32
62. Buff Bagwell and Shane Douglas 1 29
63. Ray Stevens and Ivan Koloff 1 28
The Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Konnan) 1 28
65. Wahoo McDaniel and Paul Jones 1 27
66. The Dudley Boyz 1 26
67. Lex Luger and Barry Windham 1 24
68. Raven and Perry Saturn 1 22
69. (Curt Hennig and Barry Windham) 1 21
70. Marcus Bagwell and 2 Cold Scorpio 1 20
The West Texas Rednecks (Barry Windham and Kendall Windham) 1 20
72. The Giant and Sting 1 18
73. Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko 1 15
Crowbar and David Flair 1 15
The Hardy Boyz 1 15
76. Ric Flair and Blackjack Mulligan 1 14
77. Booker T and Test 1 13
78. The American Males 1 9
79. The Public Enemy 1 8
80. Wahoo McDaniel and Rufus R. Jones 1 7
Dusty Rhodes and Dick Slater 1 7
82. The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Rey Misterio, Jr.) 1 6
Goldberg and Bret Hart 1 6
84. Disco Inferno and Alex Wright 1 4
85. Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn 1 3
86. Lex Luger and The Giant 1 1
The Great Muta and Vampiro 1 1
88. Misfits in Action 1 <1

By wrestler

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined Days
1 Ole Anderson 8 1,162
2 Gene Anderson 7 977
3 Rick Steiner 8 592
4 Scott Hall 7 572
5 Ricky Steamboat 8 554
6 Kevin Nash 9 546
7 Arn Anderson 5 538
8 Greg Valentine 4 530
9 Scott Steiner 7 521
10 Booker T 11 452
11 Stevie Ray 10 439
12 Don Kernodle 3 413
13 Robert Gibson 4 400
Ricky Morton 4 400
15 Baron von Raschke 3 367
16 Paul Jones 6 364
17 Ivan Koloff 4 352
Bobby Eaton 3 352
19 Jay Youngblood 5 347
20 Tully Blanchard 2 323
21 Manny Fernandez 2 320
22 Ric Flair 3 300
23 Jimmy Snuka 2 281
Butch Reed 1 281
Ron Simmons 1 281
26 Chuck Palumbo 4 264
27 Sean O'Haire 3 257
28 Syxx 1 231
29 Ray Stevens 3 228
30 Paul Orndorff 3 217
31 Sting 3 208
32 Jerry Sags 3 207
Brian Knobs 3 207
34 Dennis Condrey 1 195
35 Sgt. Slaughter 1 192
36 Stan Hansen 1 185
37 Lex Luger 3 179
38 Jack Brisco 3 172
Jerry Brisco 3 172
40 Rick Rude 1 171
41 Dusty Rhodes 2 170
42 Steve Austin 1 169
Brian Pillman 1 169
44 Nikita Koloff 2 159
45 Animal 1 155
Hawk 1 155
47 Jimmy Garvin 2 134
Michael Hayes 2 134
49 Shane Douglas 2 133
50 The Masked Superstar 2 127
51 Paul Roma 3 126
52 Barry Windham 4 123
53 The Giant 3 117
54 Dustin Rhodes 2 116
55 Krusher Khrushchev 1 113
56 Marcus Alexander Bagwell/Marcus Bagwell/Buff Bagwell 6 109
57 Diamond Dallas Page 4 106
58 Steve Williams 2 94
59 Rey Mysterio, Jr. 3 82
60 Dick Slater 2 78
61 Larry Zbyszko 1 75
62 Kenny Kaos 1 70
Bam Bam Bigelow 2 70
Chris Kanyon 2 70
65 Billy Kidman 2 69
66 Wahoo McDaniel 4 68
67 Johnny the Bull 2 60
Big Vito 2 60
69 Terry Gordy 1 59
Shawn Stasiak 2 59
71 Bunkhouse Buck 1 57
72 Bob Orton, Jr. 1 56
Cactus Jack 1 56
Kevin Sullivan 1 56
75 Dino Bravo 1 54
Mr. Wrestling 1 54
77 Mark Jindrak 2 52
78 The Patriot 2 50
Brian Adams 2 50
Bryan Clark 2 50
81 Stan Lane 1 49
Kane 1 49
The Undertaker 1 49
84 Gerald/Ron Harris 3 38
Patrick/Don Harris 3 38
86 Mike Rotunda 1 35
Juventud Guerrera 1 35
88 Mark Youngblood 2 34
Konnan 2 34
90 Perry Saturn 2 27
91 Bubba Ray Dudley 1 26
D-Von Dudley 1 26
93 Raven 1 22
94 Curt Hennig 1 21
95 2 Cold Scorpio 1 20
Chris Benoit 2 20
Kendall Windham 1 20
98 Dean Malenko 1 15
David Flair 1 15
Crowbar 1 15
Jeff Hardy 1 15
Matt Hardy 1 15
103 Blackjack Mulligan 1 14
104 Test 1 13
105 Scotty Rigs 1 9
106 Johnny Grunge 1 8
Rocco Rock 1 8
108 Rufus R. Jones 1 7
109 Bret Hart 1 6
Goldberg 1 6
111 Alex Wright 1 4
General Rection 1 4
113 The Great Muta 1 1
Vampiro 1 1
115 Lieutenant Loco 1 <1
Corporal Cajun 1 <1

Footnotes

  • ^ - This title reign is included twice for the purpose of showing the different recognitions by WCW and the WWF.

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