WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionWCW
Date establishedMarch 18, 2001
Date retiredMarch 26, 2001
Statistics
First champion(s)Elix Skipper and Kid Romeo
Final champion(s)The Filthy Animals
Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio, Jr.
Most reignsAll titleholders (1)
Longest reignKid Romeo and Elix Skipper (8 days)
Shortest reignThe Filthy Animals
Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio, Jr. (<1 day)
Oldest championElix Skipper (33 years, 94 days)
Youngest championKid Romeo (26 years, 77 days)
Heaviest championKid Romeo and Elix Skipper (413 lb combined (Romeo 185 lb and Skipper 228 lb))
Lightest championThe Filthy Animals
Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio, Jr. (360 lb combined (Kidman 195 lb and Mysterio, Jr. 165 lb))

The WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship was a title created in 2001 just prior to World Championship Wrestling (WCW) being sold to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

History

The WCW Cruiserweight Championship and the matches contested for that title had long been a unique feature on WCW programming. With the number of cruiserweights signed, it was decided to expand the visibility of the division, and create a tag team title for the cruiserweights in February 2001.

Tournament brackets

 
First roundSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
Nitro (March 5)
 
 
Air Raid
(Air Paris and Air Styles)
5:30[1]
 
Nitro (March 12)
 
Kid Romeo and Elix SkipperPin
 
Romeo and SkipperPin
 
Thunder (February 26; aired on February 28)
 
The Jung Dragons5:03[5]
 
The Jung Dragons
(Yun Yang and Kaz Hayashi)
Pin
 
Greed (March 18)
 
Mike Sanders and Kwee Wee9:36[2]
 
Romeo and SkipperPin
 
Nitro (February 26)
 
Filthy Animals13:46[7]
 
The Filthy Animals
(Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio)
Pin
 
Thunder (March 12; aired on March 14)
 
Johnny Swinger and Jason Lee5:14[3]
 
Filthy AnimalsPin
 
Thunder (March 5; aired on March 7)
 
3 Count9:57[6]
 
3 Count
(Evan Karagias and Shannon Moore)
Pin
 
 
E. Z. Money and Scotty ON/A[4]
 

Reigns

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific team—reign numbers for the individuals are in parentheses, if different
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 1  Elix Skipper and Kid Romeo  March 18, 2001  Greed Jacksonville, FL  1  8 Romeo and Skipper defeated The Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio Jr.) in tournament final to become the inaugural champions. [8]
 2  The Filthy Animals
(Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio Jr.)
 March 26, 2001  WCW Monday Nitro Panama City Beach, FL  1  0 [9]
 March 26, 2001 The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) purchased WCW and the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship was abandoned. [10]

References

  1. ^ "WCW Monday NITRO #283 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  2. ^ "WCW Thunder #152 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  3. ^ "WCW Monday NITRO #282 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  4. ^ "WCW Thunder #153 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  5. ^ "WCW Monday NITRO #284 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  6. ^ "WCW Thunder #154 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  7. ^ "WCW Greed « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  8. ^ "411MANIA". Kevin’s Random Reviews: WCW Greed 2001. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  9. ^ "WCW Monday NITRO #286 - Night Of Champions « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  10. ^ "411MANIA". The Professional 3 2.24.13: The WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championships. Retrieved 2019-10-03.

See also

Cruiserweight-classed titles in WCW:

Contemporary junior heavyweight tag team titles: