List of NXT Tag Team Champions

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The NXT Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE for their NXT brand. The inaugural championship team was British Ambition (Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey), who won a tournament final on the January 31, 2013 taping of NXT (aired February 13). The current champions are The Undisputed Era's Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly, who are in their second reign as a team and record third reign for the stable. Individually, this is the second reign for Fish, and the record third for O'Reilly. They won the titles on August 15, 2019 at an NXT taping (aired August 28) at Full Sail University by defeating The Street Profits (Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins)

As of December 9, 2019, there have been 19 reigns between 16 teams composed of 33 individual champions, and one vacancy. The Undisputed Era as a stable have the most reigns at three, while individually, stable member Kyle O'Reilly has the most reigns, also at three. The inaugural champions were the British Ambition (Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey). The team with the longest reign is The Ascension (Conor O'Brian/Konnor and Rick Victor/Viktor), who held the title for 364 days,[1][2] while the shortest reign belongs to Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate and Trent Seven), who held the title for 2 days. However, due to tape delays, which are the dates that WWE recognizes for the NXT Tag Team Championship's history, they recognize that The Ascension's reign was 343 days and that Moustache Mountain's reign was 22 days, which are still the longest and shortest reigns regardless. Tyler Bate holds the record as the youngest champion when he won it at 21, while the oldest is Bobby Fish when he won it at 39.

Reigns[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Days recog. Number of days held recognized by the promotion
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Days recog.
1 British Ambition
(Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey)
January 31, 2013 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 91 83 The championship was established on January 23, 2013. The British Ambition defeated The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) in the tournament final to become the inaugural champions.
Bo Dallas replaced Grey when he was injured, but was not considered champion.
WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on February 13, 2013, and ending on May 8, 2013, both episodes of which aired on tape delay.
[3]
2 The Wyatt Family
(Erick Rowan and Luke Harper)
May 2, 2013 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 49 69 Bo Dallas filled in for an injured Oliver Grey.
WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on May 8, 2013, and ending on July 17, 2013, both episodes of which aired on tape delay.
[4]
3 Adrian Neville (2) and Corey Graves June 20, 2013 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 84 76 WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on July 17, 2013, and ending on October 2, 2013, both episodes of which aired on tape delay. [5]
4 The Ascension
(Conor O'Brian/Konnor and Rick Victor/Viktor)
September 12, 2013 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 364 343 During their reign, their ring names were shortened to Konnor and Viktor, respectively.[6][7]
WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on October 2, 2013, when the episode aired on tape delay.
[8]
5 The Lucha Dragons
(Kalisto and Sin Cara)
September 11, 2014 NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way Winter Park, FL 1 126 139 WWE recognizes their reign as ending on January 28, 2015, when the following episode aired on tape delay. [9]
6 Blake and Murphy
(Blake and Murphy)
January 15, 2015 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 219 205 During their reign, their ring names were shortened to Blake and Murphy, respectively.
WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on January 28, 2015, when the episode aired on tape delay.
[10]
7 The Vaudevillains
(Aiden English and Simon Gotch)
August 22, 2015 NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY 1 61 81 WWE recognizes their reign as ending on November 11, 2015, when the following episode aired on tape delay. [11]
8 The Revival
(Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson)
October 22, 2015 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 162 142 During their reign, Dash and Dawson were renamed to The Revival.
WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on November 11, 2015, when the episode aired on tape delay.
[12]
9 American Alpha
(Chad Gable and Jason Jordan)
April 1, 2016 NXT TakeOver: Dallas Dallas, TX 1 68 67 [13]
10 The Revival
(Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson)
June 8, 2016 NXT TakeOver: The End Winter Park, FL 2 164 164 [14]
11 #DIY
(Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa)
November 19, 2016 NXT TakeOver: Toronto Toronto, ON 1 70 69 This was a two out of three falls match. [15]
12 The Authors of Pain
(Akam and Rezar)
January 28, 2017 NXT TakeOver: San Antonio San Antonio, TX 1 203 202 [16]
13 Sanity
(Alexander Wolfe and Eric Young)
August 19, 2017 NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III Brooklyn, NY 1 102 123 The match started with Killian Dain as Wolfe's partner; however, Young was tagged in instead, effectively replacing Dain. Dain also defended the title, but was not recognized as champion.
WWE recognizes their reign as ending on December 20, 2017, when the following episode aired on tape delay.
[17]
14 The Undisputed Era
(Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly, and Roderick Strong)
November 29, 2017 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 180 Eric Young & Killian Dain represented Sanity.
Fish & O'Reilly won the match and were originally champions as a duo. However, after Fish suffered a torn ACL and torn MCL in his left knee, he was replaced by Adam Cole, who at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans on April 7, 2018 was considered champion with Fish and O'Reilly under the Freebird Rule, with WWE crediting him as "the first-ever double champion in NXT history" after he won the NXT North American Championship that same night. On the April 11 tapings of NXT, Strong replaced Fish and Cole, with him and O'Reilly subsequently holding and defending the titles as a duo. WWE recognizes this as a single uninterrupted reign for all four men beginning on December 20, 2017, when the episode aired on tape delay.[18]
[19][20][21]
The Undisputed Era
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
November 29, 2017 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 129
The Undisputed Era
(Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
April 7, 2018 NXT TakeOver: New Orleans New Orleans, LA 1 4 Adam Cole has been recognized as a champion under the Freebird rule, after Bobby Fish suffered a torn ACL and torn MCL in his left knee.
The Undisputed Era
(Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong)
April 11, 2018 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 69 Roderick Strong replaced Adam Cole as a champion.
15 Moustache Mountain
(Tyler Bate and Trent Seven)
June 19, 2018 United Kingdom Championship Tournament London, England 1 2 22 Roderick Strong & Kyle O'Reilly represented The Undisputed Era.
Aired on tape delay on June 26, 2018.
WWE recognizes their reign as ending on July 11, 2018, when the following episode aired on tape delay.
[22]
16 The Undisputed Era
(Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong)
June 21, 2018 NXT Winter Park, FL 2 219 198 Won by submission when Tyler Bate threw in the towel. WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on July 11, 2018, when the episode aired on tape delay.
17 War Raiders/The Viking Experience/The Viking Raiders
(Hanson/Ivar and Rowe/Erik)
January 26, 2019 NXT TakeOver: Phoenix Phoenix, AZ 1 95 109 During their reign, their team was renamed to The Viking Experience (and individual ring names to Ivar and Erik, respectively) when they were drafted to the Raw brand during the 2019 WWE Superstar Shake-up. The following week, their team name was again changed to The Viking Raiders. The title did not move to Raw, but the team remained champions until they voluntarily relinquished the title on the May 1, 2019 taping of NXT (aired on tape delay on May 15, the date WWE recognizes as the end date of their reign). [23]
Vacated May 1, 2019 NXT Winter Park, FL The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) voluntarily relinquished the title as they were no longer part of NXT. Aired on tape delay on May 15, 2019. [24]
18 Street Profits
(Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford)
June 1, 2019 NXT TakeOver: XXV Bridgeport, CT 1 75 88 This was a four-way tag team ladder match for the vacant championship also involving Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch, The Undisputed Era (Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish), and The Forgotten Sons (Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler). [25]
19 The Undisputed Era
(Bobby Fish (2) and Kyle O'Reilly (3))
August 15, 2019 NXT Winter Park, FL 3 (2)* 116+ 103+ WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on August 28, 2019, when the episode aired on tape delay. [26]

(*) - Recognized by WWE as the third reign overall by the Undisputed Era as a stable, it is the second for the pairing of Fish and O'Reilly.

Combined reigns[edit]

Under various formations, The Undisputed Era (Kyle O'Reilly, Roderick Strong, Adam Cole, and Bobby Fish) holds the record for most combined days as champions, with 537+ (481+ as recognized by WWE due to tape delay).
The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) have the longest single reign, lasting for 364 days (344 days as recognized by WWE due to tape delay)

As of December 9, 2019.

Indicates the current champion

By team[edit]

Rank Team No. of
reigns
Combined
days
Combined days
rec. by WWE
1 The Undisputed Era1
(1st reign: Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly, and Roderick Strong)
(2nd reign: O'Reilly and Strong)
(3rd reign: Fish and O'Reilly)
3 537+ 481+
2 The Ascension
(Conor O'Brian/Konnor and Rick Victor/Viktor)
1 364 343
3 The Revival
(Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson)
2 326 306
4 Blake and Murphy
(Buddy Murphy/Murphy and Wesley Blake/Blake)
1 219 205
5 The Authors of Pain
(Akam and Rezar)
1 203 202
6 The Lucha Dragons
(Kalisto and Sin Cara)
1 126 139
7 Sanity
(Alexander Wolfe and Eric Young)
1 102 123
8 War Raiders/The Viking Experience/The Viking Raiders
(Hanson/Ivar and Rowe/Erik)
1 95 109
9 British Ambition
(Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey)
1 91 83
10 Adrian Neville and Corey Graves 1 84 76
11 Street Profits
(Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford)
1 75 88
12 #DIY
(Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa)
1 70 69
13 American Alpha
(Chad Gable and Jason Jordan)
1 68 67
14 The Vaudevillains
(Aiden English and Simon Gotch)
1 61 81
15 The Wyatt Family
(Erick Rowan and Luke Harper)
1 49 69
16 Moustache Mountain
(Tyler Bate and Trent Seven)
1 2 22

1Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly of The Undisputed Era won the titles on November 29, 2017. Adam Cole became co-champion under the Freebird Rule on April 7, 2018. However, four days later on NXT, Roderick Strong took his place; WWE recognizes this as a single 180-days long uninterrupted reign for all four men. During the group's second reign, the Freebird Rule was not applied and only O'Reilly and Strong were recognized as champions.

By wrestler[edit]

Kyle O'Reilly holds the record for most reigns, with 3 and the longest combined reigning champion at 537+ days (481+ as recognized by WWE due to tape delay).
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
days
Combined days
rec. by WWE
1 Kyle O'Reilly1 3 537+ 481+
2 Conor O'Brian/Konnor 1 364 343
Rick Victor/Viktor 1 364 343
4 Dash Wilder 2 326 306
Scott Dawson 2 326 306
6 Bobby Fish1 2 318+ 283+
7 Roderick Strong1 2 288 378
8 Buddy Murphy/Murphy 1 219 205
Wesley Blake/Blake 1 219 205
10 Akam 1 203 202
Rezar 1 203 202
12 Adrian Neville 2 175 159
13 Kalisto 1 126 139
Sin Cara 1 126 139
15 Alexander Wolfe 1 102 123
Eric Young 1 102 123
17 Hanson/Ivar 1 95 109
Erik/Rowe 1 95 109
19 Oliver Grey 1 91 83
20 Corey Graves 1 84 76
21 Angelo Dawkins 1 75 88
Montez Ford 1 75 88
23 Johnny Gargano 1 70 69
Tommaso Ciampa 1 70 69
25 Chad Gable 1 68 67
Jason Jordan 1 68 67
27 Aiden English 1 61 81
Simon Gotch 1 61 81
29 Erick Rowan 1 49 69
Luke Harper 1 49 69
31 Adam Cole1 1 4 180
32 Tyler Bate 1 2 22
Trent Seven 1 2 22

1Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly of The Undisputed Era won the titles on November 29, 2017. Adam Cole became co-champion under the Freebird Rule on April 7, 2018 in place of Fish. However, four days later on NXT, Roderick Strong took his place; WWE recognizes this as a single 180-days long uninterrupted reign for all four men.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

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