KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Championship
KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Championship.jpg
The five belts of the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionDDT Pro-Wrestling
Date establishedApril 30, 2017[1]
Current champion(s)Mao, Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata, Toui Kojima and Shinya Aoki
Date wonJune 25, 2022
Other name(s)
KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Championship (2020–2022)

The KO-D (King of DDT) 10-Man Tag Team Championship (Japanese: KO-D10人タッグ王座, Hepburn: KO-D Jū-nin Taggu Ōza) is a professional wrestling championship owned by the DDT Pro-Wrestling promotion. Meant for teams of five wrestlers, the title is believed to be the first of its kind in professional wrestling.[2] The title was first announced on April 30, 2017,[1] with the inaugural champions crowned on August 20, 2017.[3] A unique aspect of the title is that each belt has a different color strap; one belt has a red strap, one blue, one green, one yellow and one pink (retired for the 8-man version).

Like most professional wrestling championships, the title is won as a result of a scripted match. As of June 25, 2022, there have been a total of eight reigns shared between eight different teams consisting of thirty-two distinctive champions and two vacancies. The current holders are Mao, Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata and Toui Kojima from The37Kamiina, and Shinya Aoki who are in their first reign as a team, resepctively the second individually for Aoki.

Title history

Recognizing the difficulty of scheduling matches for the title, DDT announced that as long as the captain of the reigning champions and two other members are present, title matches can be held with two replacement members taking the other two spots in the team. These replacement members would, however, not be recognized as official champions.[4]

On December 21, 2020, the title was vacated and became the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Championship due to the difficulty of scheduling a proper title defense during the COVID-19 pandemic.[5][6]

On February 14, 2021, at Kawasaki Strong 2021, the team of Shinya Aoki, Super Sasadango Machine, Antonio Honda and Kazuki Hirata won the vacant title.[7] On March 28, at Judgement, they lost the title in their first defense against Team Thoroughbred (Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara [ja] and Yakan Nabe [ja]).[8] On December 28, it was announced that the title would revert back to its original 10-man tag team form with the team of Sanshiro Takagi, Akito, Soma Takao, Gota Ihashi and Yuki Ishida challenging in a 5-on-4 handicap match on January 3, 2022.[9]

Names

Name Years
KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Championship April 30, 2017–December 21, 2020
KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Championship December 21, 2020–January 3, 2022
KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Championship January 3, 2022–present

Reigns

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Ken Ohka, Ladybeard, LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi and Super Sasadango Machine August 20, 2017 Ryōgoku Peter Pan 2017 Tokyo, Japan 1 770 1 Defeated Joey Ryan, Kazuki Hirata, Saki Akai, Toru Owashi and Yoshihiko [ja] to become the inaugural champions. [3][10][11]
Vacated September 29, 2019 The title was vacated under unknown circumstances. [12]
2 Danshoku Dino, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki and Trans-Am★Hiroshi November 3, 2019 Ultimate Party 2019 Tokyo, Japan 1 414 0 Defeated Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro "Ikemen" Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato and Makoto Oishi to win the vacant title. [13]
Vacated December 21, 2020 The title was vacated due to a lack of defenses. Due to the difficulties of scheduling a 10-person match given the COVID-19 situation, the title would temporarily become the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Championship. [5][6]
3 Shinya Aoki, Super Sasadango Machine (2), Antonio Honda and Kazuki Hirata February 14, 2021 Kawasaki Strong 2021 Kawasaki, Japan 1 42 0 Defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dino, Toru Owashi and Makoto Oishi in a No Disqualification match to win the vacant title. The title matches started being disputed between teams of four wrestlers due to the championship temporarily becoming an 8-Man Tag Team Championship. [7]
4 Team Thoroughbred
(Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara [ja] and Yakan Nabe [ja])
March 28, 2021 Judgement 2021: DDT 24th Anniversary Tokyo, Japan 1 98 1 [8]
5 Team Olympian
(Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato and Keigo Nakamura)
July 4, 2021 King of DDT 2021 Final!! Tokyo, Japan 1 122 1 [14]
6 Toru Owashi, Antonio Honda (2), Kazuki Hirata (2) and Yoshihiko [ja] November 3, 2021 D-Oh Grand Prix 2021 II in Ota-ku Tokyo, Japan 1 137 1 On January 3, 2022, the title reverted back to its original form. Owashi, Honda, Hirata and Yoshihiko continued to defend the title as a four-man team. [15]
7 DDT Legend Army
(Poison Sawada Julie, Takashi Sasaki, Gentaro, Mikami and Thanomsak Toba)
March 20, 2022 Judgement 2022: DDT 25th Anniversary Tokyo, Japan 1 97 1 This was a 5-on-4 handicap match. [16]
8 Mao, Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata, Toui Kojima and Shinya Aoki (2) June 25, 2022 Dramatic Dream Tour 2022 in Yokohama Yokohama, Japan 1 17+ 0 [17]

Combined reigns

Indicates the current champion
(C) Indicates the team captain

By team

Rank Team No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1 Ken Ohka, Ladybeard, LiLiCo (C), Makoto Oishi and Super Sasadango Machine 1 1 770
2 Danshoku Dino (C), Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki and Trans-Am★Hiroshi 1 0 414
3 Toru Owashi (C), Antonio Honda, Kazuki Hirata and Yoshihiko [ja] 1 1 137
4 Team Olympian
(Yoshiaki Yatsu (C), Akito, Hiroshi Yamato and Keigo Nakamura)
1 1 122
5 Team Thoroughbred
(Sanshiro Takagi (C), Yukio Naya, Chikara [ja] and Yakan Nabe [ja])
1 1 98
6 DDT Legend Army
(Poison Sawada Julie (C), Takashi Sasaki, Gentaro, Mikami and Thanomsak Toba)
1 1 97
7 Shinya Aoki (C), Super Sasadango Machine, Antonio Honda and Kazuki Hirata 1 0 42
8 Mao (C), Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata, Toui Kojima and Shinya Aoki 1 0 17+

By wrestler

Two-time and longest reigning champion Super Sasadango Machine
Two-time and longest reigning champion Super Sasadango Machine
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1 Super Sasadango Machine 2 1 812
2 Ken Ohka 1 1 770
Ladybeard 1 1 770
LiLiCo 1 1 770
Makoto Oishi 1 1 770
6 Asuka 1 0 414
Danshoku Dino 1 0 414
Mizuki 1 0 414
Trans-Am★Hiroshi 1 0 414
Yuki Iino 1 0 414
11 Antonio Honda 2 1 179
Kazuki Hirata 2 1 179
13 Toru Owashi 1 1 137
Yoshihiko [ja] 1 1 137
15 Akito 1 1 122
Hiroshi Yamato 1 1 122
Keigo Nakamura 1 1 122
Yoshiaki Yatsu 1 1 122
19 Chikara [ja] 1 1 98
Sanshiro Takagi 1 1 98
Yakan Nabe [ja] 1 1 98
Yukio Naya 1 1 98
23 Gentaro 1 1 97
Mikami 1 1 97
Poison Sawada Julie 1 1 97
Takashi Sasaki 1 1 97
Thanomsak Toba 1 1 97
28 Shinya Aoki 2 0 59+
29 Mao 1 0 17+
Shunma Katsumata 1 0 17+
Toui Kojima 1 0 17+
Yuki Ueno 1 0 17+

See also

References

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