Big Japan Tag Team Championship History

The Big Japan Tag Team Championship is the tag team title in Big Japan. It was created in June 1997 when Kengo Kimura & Takashi Ishikawa won a 5-way match to crown the inaugural champions.

To this date there have been 34 Big Japan Tag Team Champions. They are listed below in order of reign along with which reign it was (some won it multiple times, also note that in the case of wrestlers having more than one reign the numbers listed only count subsequent reigns with that particular partner even if one or both wrestlers have had more reigns than that number with different partners), length of reign and successful defenses.
1-Kengo Kimura & Takashi Ishikawa. 1st reign. Length: 6/3/1997-6/7/1997. Successful defenses: 1. Vacated titles after 6/7/1997 successful defense due to team splitting up.

2-Ryuji Yamakawa & Yoshihiro Tajiri. 1st reign. Length: 7/23/1997-12/22/1997. Successful defenses: 3.

3-Jado & Gedo. 1st reign. Length: 12/22/1997-1/2/1998. Successful defenses: None.

4-Ryuji Yamakawa & Yoshihiro Tajiri. 2nd reign. Length: 1/2/1998-3/4/1998. Successful defenses: None.

5-Shadow WX & Shadow Winger. 1st reign. Length: 3/4/1998-8/9/1998. Successful defenses: 4.

6-Shoji Nakamaki & Seiji Yamakawa. 1st reign. Length: 8/9/1998-11/29/1998. Successful defenses: 2. Vacated titles on 11/29/1998 due to Nakamaki leaving Big Japan.

7-Shadow WX & Tomoaki Honma. 1st reign. Length: 12/5/1998-7/31/1999. Successful defenses: 3.

8-Ryuji Yamakawa & Mike Samples. 1st reign. Length: 7/31/1999-9/7/1999. Successful defenses: None.

9-Kamikaze & Shunme Matsuzaki. 1st reign. Length: 9/7/1999-1/7/2000. Successful defenses: 3.

10-Tomoaki Honma & Ryuji Yamakawa. 1st reign. Length: 1/7/2000-6/2/2000. Successful defenses: 1.

11-Zandig & Nick Gage. 1st reign. Length: 6/2/2000-6/10/2000. Successful defenses: None.

12-Wifebeater (Chris Hero) & Justice Pain. 1st reign. Length: 6/10/2000-7/2/2000. Successful defenses: None.

13-Ryuji Yamakawa & Shadow WX. 1st reign. Length: 7/2/2000-9/15/2000. Successful defenses: 3.

14-Abdullah Kobayashi & Kamikaze. 1st reign. Length: 9/15/2000-1/28/2001. Successful defenses: 2.

15-Men’s Teioh & Daisuke Sekimoto. 1st reign. Length: 1/28/2001-9/15/2002. Successful defenses: 9.

16-Daikokubo Benkei & Abdullah Kobayashi. 1st reign. Length: 9/15/2002-12/19/2003. Successful defenses: 1.

17-Ryuji Ito & Badboy Hido. 1st reign. Length: 12/19/2003-12/23/2003. Successful defenses: None.

18-Men’s Teioh & Mr. Big Japan. 1st reign. Length: 12/23/2003-8/15/2004. Successful defenses: 2.

19-Abdullah Kobayashi & Jaki Numazawa. 1st reign. Length: 8/15/2004-11/28/2004. Successful defenses: None.

20-Takashi Sasaki & GENTARO. 1st reign. Length: 11/28/2004-9/13/2005. Successful defenses: 2. Vacated titles on 9/13/2005.

21-Daisuke Sekimoto & Abdullah Kobayashi. 1st reign. Length: 10/14/2005-1/27/2006. Successful defenses: 1.

22-Mammoth Sasaki & Shadow WX. 1st reign. Length: 1/27/2006-12/3/2006. Successful defenses: 4.

23-Daisuke Sekimoto & Yoshihito Sasaki. 1st reign. Length: 12/3/2006-3/2/2008. Successful defenses: 6.

24-Kengo Mashimo & Madoka. 1st reign. Length: 3/2/2008-7/13/2008. Successful defenses: 2.

25-Daisuke Sekimoto & Mammoth Sasaki. 1st reign. Length: 7/13/2008-3/7/2009. Successful defenses: 6. Vacated titles on 3/7/2009 due to Sasaki being injured in a car accident.

26-Masashi Takeda & Isami Kodaka. 1st reign. Length: 5/28/2009-7/27/2009. Successful defenses: None.

27-Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi. 1st reign. Length: 7/27/2009-12/13/2009. Successful defenses: 2.

28-Yoshihito Sasaki & Shinya Ishikawa. 1st reign. Length: 12/13/2009-1/13/2010. Successful defenses: None. Vacated titles on 1/13/2010 due to a Ishikawa injury.

29-Jun Kasai & Jaki Numazawa. 1st reign. Length: 4/29/2010-10/10/2010. Successful defenses: 2.

30-Daisuke Sekimoto & Yoshihito Sasaki. 2nd reign. Length: 10/10/2010-11/22/2010. Successful defenses: None.

31-Jun Kasai & Jaki Numazawa. 2nd reign. Length: 11/22/2010-1/30/2011. Successful defenses: None.

32-Brahmans Shu & Kei. 1st reign. Length: 1/30/2011-2/11/2011. Successful defenses: None.

33-Jun Kasai & Jaki Numazawa. 3rd reign. Length: 2/11/2011-5/5/2011. Successful defenses: None.

34-Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka. 1st reign. Length: 5/5/2011-Present (Current Champions). Successful defenses: 1. Next defense: TBA. (Note: Most recent [1st] defense went to a time limit draw. Champs retained titles as a result)