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WWE Tag Team Championship
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Current champion(s) The Miz and The Big Show
Date won February 8, 2010
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment
Date established October 20, 2002
Other name(s)
  • Unified WWE Tag Team Championship

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. The title is currently unified with the World Tag Team Championship, and defended together as the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship. Because of this, the title is accessible to both WWE brands. WWE Tag Team Championship reigns are determined by professional wrestling matches, in which competitors are involved in scripted rivalries. These narratives create feuds between the various competitors, which cast them as villains and heroes.

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History

After the Brand Extension in World Wrestling Entertainment, the WWE Undisputed Championship and WWE Women's Championship became the only titles allowed to be defended on both the Raw and SmackDown! brands, while the remaining titles became exclusive to either brand. During a period of open free agency, the Tag Team Champions were signed to appear and defend the title on the Raw brand. The Tag Team Championship became exclusive to the Raw brand, leaving the SmackDown! brand without a tag team title. As a result, SmackDown General Manager Stephanie McMahon, introduced the new "WWE Tag Team Championship" and commissioned it to be the tag team title for the SmackDown! brand. She stated that the inaugural champions would be determined from an eight-team tournament. On October 20, 2002, the team of Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit defeated Rey Mysterio and Edge at No Mercy 2002 in the tournament final to become the first ever WWE Tag Team Champions.

On October 17, 2007, SmackDown! and ECW announced a talent sharing agreement, where wrestlers of either brand could appear on both shows. From then on, the title had been featured and defended on both brands. This, however, came to a stop when the ECW brand dissolved in 2010. The titles first prominently appeared on ECW after John Morrison and The Miz began an eight-month-long reign on November 16, 2007.

On April 5, 2009 at WrestleMania XXV, WWE Tag Team Champions The Colóns (Carlito and Primo) defeated World Tag Team Champions John Morrison and The Miz to unify both titles into what WWE refers as the "Unified WWE Tag Team Championship".[1] Neither title has, however, been announced as retired.[2]

Reigns

The current champions are ShoMiz (The Miz and The Big Show), who are in their first reign as a team. Individually, this is the second reign for each man. They won the titles from D-Generation X on the February 8, 2010 edition of Raw in a Triple Threat match that also included The Straight Edge Society (CM Punk and Luke Gallows).[3]

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Simple English

For the original WWE Tag Team Championship that was active from 1971 through 2010, see World Tag Team Championship (WWE).

WWE Tag Team Championship
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Justin Gabriel as WWE Tag Team Champion in 2010
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Current
champion(s)
Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov
Date won December 6, 2010
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment
Date created October 20, 2002
Other name(s)
  • Unified WWE Tag Team Championship

Past design(s) [[File:|70px]]

The WWE Tag Team Championship is the professional wrestling world tag team championship of World Wrestling Entertainment, and it's shared by both brands. From April 5, 2009 to August 16, 2010 it was made into one with the World Tag Team Championship until the other title was retired.

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History

After the Brand Extension in World Wrestling Entertainment, the WWE Undisputed Championship and WWE Women's Championship became the only titles allowed to be fought for on both the Raw and SmackDown! brands, while the remaining titles were made where they could only be fought for on their own brands. Originally a part of the SmackDown brand after the company's first brand extension in the spring of 2002, the Tag Team Championship was moved to the Raw brand that following summer. The Tag Team Championship became apart of the Raw brand only, leaving the SmackDown! brand without a tag team title. As a result, SmackDown General Manager Stephanie McMahon, introduced the new "WWE Tag Team Championship" and made it the tag team title for the SmackDown! brand. She stated that the first champions would be the winners of an eight-team tournament. On October 20, 2002, the team of Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit beat Rey Mysterio and Edge at No Mercy 2002 in the tournament final to become the first ever WWE Tag Team Champions.

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The Colóns as the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions

On October 17, 2007, SmackDown! and ECW announced a talent sharing agreement that made it where talent from either brand's roster can compete on both brands. As a result, the title became to be fought for on both brands. In late 2008 through early 2009, WWE Tag Team Champions The Colóns (Carlito and Primo) engaged in rivalry with the World Tag Team Champions John Morrison and The Miz, which resulted in the announcement on the March 17 edition of ECW that at WrestleMania XXV both teams would fight for their titles against each other and the winning team would hold both titles.[1]

The result was the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship, a combination of the two titles though both were kept active by themselves (and thus keeping their own title histories), they were defended as one by one tag team. The champions could appear on and defend the titles on any WWE brand.[2] Though eventually, on August 16, 2010, the World Tag Team Championship was retired in favor of continuing the history of the WWE Tag Team Championship following the introduction of new championship belts to then-champions David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd of The Hart Dynasty. The champions can still compete on any brand.[3]

Current champions

The current champions are the tag team of Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov, who are in their first reigns both as a team and by them selves. They won the titles from Nexus members Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater on the December 6, 2010 edition of Raw in a match also involving the tag teams of The Usos and the team of Mark Henry and Yoshi Tatsu.

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