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The All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) Unified World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team title in Japanese promotion All Japan Pro Wrestling. It was created on June 10, 1988 as a unification of two previous tag team titles in All Japan; the PWF Tag Team Championship, and the NWA International Tag Team Championship; when the PWF champions Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated NWA champions The Road Warriors. As with the AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship, it is symbolized by four belts, two for each wrestler, representing the former PWF and NWA titles. It is currently the top of two tag team titles in AJPW, along with the secondary AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship. There have been a total of 39 recognized individual champions and 37 recognized teams, who have had a combined 57 official reigns.

Title history

#: Name(s): Reigns: Date: Location: Notes:
1 Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 1 June 10, 1988 Tokyo, Japan Tsuruta & Yatsu, the PWF Tag Team Champions, defeated NWA International champions The Road Warriors to unify the titles.
2 Terry Gordy & Stan Hansen 1 July 29, 1988 Takasaki, Japan
3 Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 2 July 31, 1988 Hakodate, Japan
4 Ashura Hara & Genichiro Tenryu 1 August 29, 1988 Tokyo, Japan
5 Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 3 August 30, 1988 Osaka, Japan
Vacated on November 19, 1988 so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
6 Terry Gordy & Stan Hansen 2 December 16, 1988 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
7 Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 4 February 2, 1989 Kansas City, Missouri
8 Stan Hansen (3) & Genichiro Tenryu (2) 1 July 11, 1989 Sapporo, Japan
9 Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 5 July 22, 1989 Kanazawa, Japan
10 Stan Hansen (4) & Genichiro Tenryu (3) 2 October 20, 1989 Tokyo, Japan
Vacated on November 29, 1989 so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
11 Stan Hansen (5) & Genichiro Tenryu (4) 3 December 6, 1989 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
12 Terry Gordy (3) & Steve Williams
(Miracle Violence Connection)
1 March 6, 1990 Tokyo, Japan
13 The Great Kabuki & Jumbo Tsuruta (6) 1 July 19, 1990 Takefu, Japan
Vacated on July 30, 1990 due to Kabuki leaving AJPW for SWS.
14 Terry Gordy (4) & Steve Williams
(Miracle Violence Connection)
2 December 7, 1990 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
15 Stan Hansen (6) & Danny Spivey 1 April 18, 1991 Tokyo, Japan
16 Terry Gordy (5) & Steve Williams
(Miracle Violence Connection)
3 July 6, 1991 Yokosuka, Japan
17 Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuharu Misawa 1 July 24, 1991 Kanazawa, Japan
Vacated on December 6, 1991 so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
18 Terry Gordy (6) & Steve Williams
(Miracle Violence Connection)
4 December 6, 1991 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
19 Akira Taue & Jumbo Tsuruta (7) 1 March 4, 1992 Tokyo, Japan
Vacated on November 13, 1992 so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
20 Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuharu Misawa 2 December 4, 1992 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
21 Terry Gordy (7) & Steve Williams
(Miracle Violence Connection)
5 January 30, 1993 Chiba, Japan
22 Toshiaki Kawada (3) & Akira Taue (2)
(The Holy Demon Army)
1 May 20, 1993 Sapporo, Japan
23 Ted DiBiase & Stan Hansen (7) 1 September 3, 1993 Tokyo, Japan
Vacated in December 1993 so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
24 Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa (3) 1 December 3, 1993 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
Vacated in November 1994 so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
25 Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa (4) 2 December 10, 1994 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
26 Toshiaki Kawada (4) & Akira Taue (3)
(The Holy Demon Army)
2 June 9, 1995 Tokyo, Japan
27 Gary Albright & Stan Hansen (8) 1 January 24, 1996 Matsumoto, Japan
28 Toshiaki Kawada (5) & Akira Taue (4)
(The Holy Demon Army)
3 February 20, 1996 Morioka, Japan
29 Jun Akiyama & Mitsuharu Misawa (5) 1 May 23, 1996 Sapporo, Japan
30 Johnny Ace & Steve Williams (6) 1 September 5, 1996 Tokyo, Japan
31 Toshiaki Kawada (6) & Akira Taue (5)
(The Holy Demon Army)
4 January 17, 1997 Matsumoto, Japan
32 Johnny Ace (2) & Kenta Kobashi (3) 1 May 27, 1997 Sapporo, Japan
33 Gary Albright (2) & Steve Williams (7) 1 July 25, 1997 Tokyo, Japan
34 Johnny Ace (3) & Kenta Kobashi (4) 2 October 4, 1997 Nagoya, Japan
35 Toshiaki Kawada (7) & Akira Taue (6)
(The Holy Demon Army)
5 January 25, 1998 Yokohama, Japan
36 Jun Akiyama (2) & Kenta Kobashi (5) 1 January 7, 1999 Hidaka, Japan Won the title on the New Year Giant Series tour.
37 Johnny Ace (4) & Bart Gunn 1 June 9, 1999 Sendai, Japan Won the title on the Super Power Series tour.
38 Takao Ōmori & Yoshihiro Takayama
(NO FEAR)
1 July 23, 1999 Tokyo, Japan Won the title on the Summer Action Series tour. Also hold the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship.
39 Mitsuharu Misawa (6) & Yoshinari Ogawa 1 August 25, 1999 Hiroshima, Japan This match on the Summer Action Series II tour was also for Ōmori & Takayama's All Asia title.
40 Jun Akiyama (3) & Kenta Kobashi (6) 2 October 23, 1999 Nagoya, Japan Won the title on the October Giant Series tour.
41 Vader & Steve Williams (8) 1 February 20, 2000 Kobe, Japan Won the title on the Excite Series tour.
Vacated on April 7, 2000 due to Vader fracturing his left arm.
42Toshiaki Kawada (8) & Akira Taue (7)
(The Holy Demon Army)
6June 9, 2000Tokyo, JapanDefeated Takao Ōmori & Yoshihiro Takayama in a tournament final on the Super Power Series tour.
Vacated on June 16, 2000 due to Taue and several others leaving AJPW to form Pro Wrestling Noah.
43Taiyō Kea & Johnny Smith1January 14, 2001Tokyo, JapanDefeated Masanobu Fuchi & Toshiaki Kawada on the New Year Giant Series tour.
44Yoji Anjo & Genichiro Tenryu (5)1July 14, 2001Tokyo, JapanWon the title on the Summer Action Series tour.
45 Taiyō Kea (2) & Keiji Mutoh 1 October 22, 2001 Niigata, Japan Won the title on the October Giant Series tour.
46 Brian Adams & Bryan Clark
(Kronik)
1 July 17, 2002 Osaka, Japan Won the title on the Summer Action Series tour.
Vacated on October 10, 2002 due to Adams becoming a professional boxer.
47 Taiyō Kea (3) & Satoshi Kojima 1 December 6, 2002 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Team League.
Vacated on May 8, 2003 due to inactivity.
48 Arashi & Keiji Mutoh (2) 1 June 8, 2003 Yokohama, Japan Defeated Satoshi Kojima & Jimmy Yang in a tournament final on the Super Power Series tour.
49 Kaz Hayashi & Satoshi Kojima (2) 1 January 18, 2004 Osaka, Japan Won the title on the New Year Giant Series tour.
50 Kendo Kashin & Yuji Nagata 1 June 12, 2004 Nagoya, Japan Won the title on the Crossover tour.
Vacated on December 12, 2004 due to inactivity.
51 Jamal & Taiyō Kea (4) 1 January 16, 2005 Osaka, Japan Defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yutaka Yoshie on the New Year Shining Series tour.
Vacated on December 5, 2005 due to Jamal leaving AJPW for WWE.
52 Toshiaki Kawada (9) & Taiyō Kea (5) 1 February 17, 2007 Tokyo, Japan Defeated RO'Z & Suwama at Pro Wrestling Love in Ryogoku vol. 2.
53 Satoshi Kojima (3) & Taru 1 August 26, 2007 Tokyo, Japan Won the title at Pro Wrestling Love in Ryogoku vol. 3.
54Joe Doering & Keiji Mutoh (3)1January 3, 2008Tokyo, JapanWon the title on the New Year Shining Series tour.
55Taiyō Kea (6) & Minoru Suzuki1June 28, 2008Osaka, JapanWon the title on the Crossover tour.
56Masakatsu Funaki & Keiji Mutoh (4)1January 3, 2010Tokyo, JapanWon the title on the New Year Shining Series tour.
Vacated on March 9, 2010 due to Mutoh suffering a knee injury which required surgery.
57Taiyō Kea (7) & Akebono1July 4, 2010Osaka, Japan Defeated Suwama and Ryota Hama on the Crossover tour.
58Joe Doering (2) & KONO1February 6, 2011Tokyo, Japan Defeated Taiyo Jea & Akebono.
A number inside parentheses in the "Name(s)" column indicates the wrestler had multiple tag team parters and the number is how many reigns they individually had as one-half of the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Champions.

List of top individual team reigns

Name(s): Days Held: Date Won: Date Lost:
Taiyō Kea & Minoru Suzuki 554 June 28, 2008 January 3, 2010
Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa 350 December 3, 1993 November 18, 1994
Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue 347 January 25, 1998 January 7, 1999
Jamal & Taiyō Kea 323 January 16, 2005 December 5, 2005
Taiyō Kea & Keiji Mutoh 268 October 22, 2001 July 17, 2002
Akira Taue & Jumbo Tsuruta 254 March 4, 1992 November 13, 1992
Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue 229 June 9, 1995 January 24, 1996
Arashi & Keiji Mutoh 224 June 8, 2003 January 18, 2004
Taiyō Kea & Akebono 217 July 4, 2010 February 6, 2011
Toshiaki Kawada & Taiyō Kea 190 February 17, 2007 August 26, 2007
Kendo Kashin & Yuji Nagata 183 June 12, 2004 December 12, 2004
Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa 181 December 10, 1994 June 9, 1995
Taiyō Kea & Johnny Smith 181 January 14, 2001 July 14, 2001
Joe Doering & Keiji Mutoh 177 January 3, 2008 June 28, 2008
Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 159 February 2, 1989 July 11, 1989
Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi 153 January 7, 1999 June 9, 1999
Taiyō Kea & Satoshi Kojima 153 December 6, 2002 May 8, 2003
Kaz Hayashi & Satoshi Kojima 146 January 18, 2004 June 12, 2004
Terry Gordy & Steve Williams 135 March 6, 1990 July 19, 1990
Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuharu Misawa 135 July 24, 1991 December 6, 1991
Johnny Ace & Steve Williams 134 September 5, 1996 January 17, 1997
Terry Gordy & Steve Williams 132 December 7, 1990 April 18, 1991
Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue 130 January 17, 1997 May 27, 1997
Satoshi Kojima & Taru 130 August 26, 2007 January 3, 2008
Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi 120 October 23, 1999 February 20, 2000
Johnny Ace & Kenta Kobashi 113 October 4, 1997 January 25, 1998
Terry Gordy & Steve Williams 110 January 30, 1993 May 20, 1993
Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue 106 May 20, 1993 September 3, 1993
Jun Akiyama & Mitsuharu Misawa 105 May 23, 1996 September 5, 1996
Yoji Anjo & Genichiro Tenryu 100 July 14, 2001 October 22, 2001
Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue 93 February 20, 1996 May 23, 1996
Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 90 July 22, 1989 October 20, 1989
Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu 90 December 6, 1989 March 6, 1990
Terry Gordy & Steve Williams 89 December 6, 1991 March 4, 1992
Brian Adams & Bryan Clark 85 July 17, 2002 October 10, 2002
Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 81 August 30, 1988 November 19, 1988
Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey 79 April 18, 1991 July 6, 1991
Gary Albright & Steve Williams 71 July 25, 1997 October 4, 1997
Ted DiBiase & Stan Hansen 70 September 3, 1993 November 12, 1993
Masakatsu Funaki & Keiji Mutoh 65 January 3, 2010 March 9, 2010
Joe Doering & KONO 2127+ February 6, 2011 Current champions
Johnny Ace & Kenta Kobashi 59 May 27, 1997 July 25, 1997
Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa 59 August 25, 1999 October 23, 1999
Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuharu Misawa 57 December 4, 1992 January 30, 1993
Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 49 June 10, 1988 July 29, 1988
Terry Gordy & Stan Hansen 48 December 16, 1988 February 2, 1989
Vader & Steve Williams 47 February 20, 2000 April 7, 2000
Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn 44 June 9, 1999 July 23, 1999
Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu 40 October 20, 1989 November 29, 1989
Takao Ōmori & Yoshihiro Takayama 33 July 23, 1999 August 25, 1999
Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 29 July 31, 1988 August 29, 1988
Gary Albright & Stan Hansen 27 January 24, 1996 February 20, 1996
Terry Gordy & Steve Williams 18 July 6, 1991 July 24, 1991
Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu 11 July 11, 1989 July 22, 1989
The Great Kabuki & Jumbo Tsuruta 11 July 19, 1990 July 30, 1990
Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue 7 June 9, 2000 June 16, 2000
Terry Gordy & Stan Hansen 2 July 29, 1988 July 31, 1988
Ashura Hara & Genichiro Tenryu 1 August 29, 1988 August 30, 1988
Information current as of December 3, 2016.

List of top combined reigns

By team

Rank: Name(s): # of Reigns: Combined Days:
1 Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue 6 912
2 Taiyō Kea & Minoru Suzuki 1 554
3 Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa 2 531
4 Terry Gordy & Steve Williams 5 484
5 Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 5 408
6 Jamal & Taiyō Kea 1 323
7 Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi 2 273
8 Taiyō Kea & Keiji Mutoh 1 268
9 Akira Taue & Jumbo Tsuruta 1 254
10 Arashi & Keiji Mutoh 1 224
11 Taiyō Kea & Akebono 1 217
12 Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuharu Misawa 2 192
13 Toshiaki Kawada & Taiyō Kea 1 190
14 Kendo Kashin & Yuji Nagata 1 183
15 Taiyō Kea & Johnny Smith 1 181
16 Joe Doering & Keiji Mutoh 1 177
17 Johnny Ace & Kenta Kobashi 2 172
18 Taiyō Kea & Satoshi Kojima 1 153
19 Kaz Hayashi & Satoshi Kojima 1 146
20 Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu 3 141
21 Johnny Ace & Steve Williams 1 134
22 Satoshi Kojima & Taru 1 130
23 Jun Akiyama & Mitsuharu Misawa 1 105
24 Yoji Anjo & Genichiro Tenryu 1 100
25 Brian Adams & Bryan Clark 1 85
26 Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey 1 79
27 Gary Albright & Steve Williams 1 71
28 Ted DiBiase & Stan Hansen 1 70
29 Masakatsu Funaki & Keiji Mutoh 1 65
29 Joe Doering & KONO 1 2127+
31 Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa 1 59
32 Terry Gordy & Stan Hansen 2 50
33 Vader & Steve Williams 1 47
34 Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn 1 44
35 Takao Ōmori & Yoshihiro Takayama 1 33
36 Gary Albright & Stan Hansen 1 27
37 The Great Kabuki & Jumbo Tsuruta 1 11
38 Ashura Hara & Genichiro Tenryu 1 1
Information current as of December 3, 2016.

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