Asia Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionNew Japan Pro-Wrestling
Date establishedOctober 4, 1976
Date retiredApril 23, 1981

The Asia Tag Team Championship (アジアタッグ王座, ajiataggu ōza) was a tag team championship established and promoted by New Japan Pro-Wrestling.[1] It was New Japan Pro-Wrestling's version of the All Asia Tag Team Championship. The first champions were Seiji Sakaguchi and Strong Kobayashi, who defeated Tiger Jeet Singh and Gama Singh in a tournament final.[2] The second and final champions were Tiger Jeet Singh and Umanosuke Ueda, who detroned the previous champions on July 15, 1977. Both tag teams also won the NWA North American Tag Team Championship at some point during their reigns, but the title was defended separately. The title was retired on April 23, 1981 due to an announcement of the IWGP, a new governing body, which would promote their own-branded championships.

Title history

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defences Number of successful defences
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defences
1 Seiji Sakaguchi and Strong Kobayashi October 4, 1976 Asia League Tournament – Day 24 Sendai, Japan 1 284 0 This was a final of the Asia Tag Team League and two out of three falls match, in which Sakaguchi and Kobayashi defeated Tiger Jeet and Gama Singh 2–1 to become the inaugural champions.
2 Tiger Jeet Singh and Umanosuke Ueda July 15, 1977 Asia Champion Series – Day 20 Sapporo, Japan 1 1,420 0 This was two out of three falls match, in which Singh and Ueda won 2–1.
Deactivated April 23, 1981 Championship retired after announcement of the IWGP.

References

  1. ^ "Champion Belt Gallery New Japan Pro-Wrestling".
  2. ^ "Asia Tag Team Title (New Japan)".