Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship
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Current design of the titles (2022–present)
Details
PromotionNew Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW)
Date establishedJune 8, 2022
Current champion(s)Aussie Open
(Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis)
Date wonJuly 24, 2022
(aired August 13, 2022)
Other name(s)
NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship

The Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship (STRONG無差別級王座, STRONG musabetsu-kyū ōza) is a professional wrestling world tag team championship owned and promoted by the New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) promotion. The title is exclusively featured on NJPW's American television program NJPW Strong, which includes American wrestlers. The inaugural and current champions are Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis), who are in their first reign as team as well as individually.

History

On June 8, 2022, NJPW announced the creation of the championship, with it being contested in an eight-team tournament was then scheduled to determine the inaugural champions, culminating in a final match at Strong: High Alert on July 24, 2022. Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis) defeated Christopher Daniels and Yuya Uemura in the tournament final to become the inaugural champions.

Inaugural tournament

Quarterfinals
Strong: Ignition (6/19)[1][2]
Semifinals
Strong: Ignition (6/19)[3][4]
Final
Strong: High Alert (7/24)[5]
         
Stray Dog Army
(Barrett Brown and Misterioso)
Pin
Midnight Heat
(Eddie Pearl and Ricky Gibson)
8:28
Stray Dog Army 7:27
Aussie Open Pin
Aussie Open
(Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis)
Pin
The Dark Order
(Alan Angels and Evil Uno)
12:44
Aussie Open Pin
Christopher Daniels and Yuya Uemura
Christopher Daniels and Yuya Uemura Pin
The Factory
(Aaron Solo and Nick Comoroto)
9:17
Christopher Daniels and Yuya Uemura Pin
TMDK 10:02
West Coast Wrecking Crew
(Jorel Nelson and Royce Isaacs)
10:21
TMDK
(Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste)
Pin

Reigns

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
Defences Number of successful defences
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Days recog. Defences
1 Aussie Open
(Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis)
July 24, 2022 Strong: High Alert Charlotte, NC 1 36+ 16+ 2 Defeated Christopher Daniels and Yuya Uemura in the finals of an eight-team tournament to become the inaugural champions. New Japan Pro-Wrestling recognizes this reign as beginning on August 13, 2022, when the match aired on tape delay. [5]


References

  1. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (June 19, 2022). "NJPW STRONG #98 - Ignition 2022 - Tag 1 - TV-Show @ The Vermont Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, USA". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  2. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (June 19, 2022). "NJPW STRONG #99 - Ignition 2022 - Tag 2 - TV-Show @ The Vermont Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, USA". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  3. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (June 19, 2022). "NJPW STRONG #100 - Ignition 2022 - Tag 3 - TV-Show @ The Vermont Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, USA". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  4. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (June 19, 2022). "NJPW STRONG #101 - Ignition 2022 - Tag 4 - TV-Show @ The Vermont Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, USA". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 31, 2022.
  5. ^ a b Haulotte, Kylie (July 24, 2022). "** SPOILERS ** NJPW Strong: High Alert Tapings From 7/24". Wrestling Inc. Retrieved July 25, 2022.