There have been multiple iterations of tag team titles in WWEand at times the company has two separate sets of belts on Raw and SmackDown, incorporating the WCW tag team titles and even introducing women’s tag team titles in recent years.
Over many different decades, there have been variations of the tag belts in WWE that have seen some long reigns. Some of the greatest teams of all time have managed to achieve some brilliant records with gold. Whether it’s on Raw, SmackDown, or NXT, it’s interesting to go back and see which reigns have been the best in terms of length.
10 The Colones – 280 Days
Carlito and Primo won the WWE Tag Team Titles at a time when the division was receiving very little attention from the powers that be in WWE. They won the belts from Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder in September 2008, and went on to have what would be a low-key but historic reign.
The ‘historical’ part comes from the pair also winning the World Tag Team Titles, unifying both sets of belts on the WrestleMania 25 pre-show. It wouldn’t be until June 2009 when they lost the unified WWE Tag Team Titles to the duo formed by Edge and Chris Jericho at The Bash PPV.
9 British Bulldogs – 294 Days
Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid of the British Bulldogs scored a high-profile victory in what was arguably the best match of WrestleMania 2, when they defeated the Dream Team (Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake) to win the world tag team titles.
His reign would be strong, lasting 294 days before losing to the Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) on an episode of Superstars. During this reign, Dynamite Kid suffered an injury which meant that several replacement partners helped defend the belts during this time.
8 Brian Kendrick and Paul London – 331 days
Brian Kendrick and Paul London won the WWE Tag Team Championship from the MNM team of Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro at the 2006 Judgment Day PPV before continuing an 11-month reign with gold.
Despite a long reign, the pair lost quite a few non-title bouts, meaning their run with the belts wasn’t the best of seasons. There were some notable feuds, such as against The Hardy Boyz, but he ultimately ceded the WWE Tag Titles to Deuce n’ Domino on an episode of Raw in Italy.
7 Mr. Fuji and Professor Tanaka – 337 days
The duo of Mr. Fuji and Professor Tanaka brought together a mix of large size and high wit, making the pair a force to be reckoned with. They won the WWWF World Tag Team Titles from Sonny King and Chief Jay Strongbow in June 1972.
During this reign, they would even defend the gold against the formidable main event duo of Pedro Morales and Bruno Sammartino. After almost a year, the two finally lost gold to Tony Gorea and Haystacks Calhoun.
6 The Ascension – 364 Days
The Ascension defeated Adrian Neville and Corey Graves to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions in 2013, around the time WWE’s developmental brand began to grow in prominence as the company’s eventual third brand.
Konnor and Viktor had a dominant year-long reign with the belts in a run that made them look poised to be the next big thing in WWE’s tag team division. His main roster run failed to mirror this unstoppable reign in NXT.
5 The brave brothers – 370 days
The Valiant Brothers made an instant impact when they signed with the company in 1974, losing little time before winning the world tag team title belts, spending a year with gold as dominant heels.
They would eventually lose the belts to Dominic DeNucci and Victor Rivera, though it came after a record-breaking run with the belts, with his time with gold unsurpassed for fourteen years.
4 Demolition – 478 Days
At WrestleMania 4, Demolition would defeat the Strike Force and embark on a memorable run as World Tag Team Champions, which saw them face off against a number of teams including the Hart Foundation, British Bulldogs, Powers Of Pain, The Twin Towers, and The Brainbusters.
This would go down as the longest reign in the lineage of these specific titles, ending in 2010. Fans will likely remember the iconic moment where the two tag team champions faced off over number one and number two at the Royal Rumble. .
3 The new day – 483 days
In 2015, The New Day won the WWE Tag Team Titles (later to become the Raw Tag Team Titles) and went on to become the first team to topple Demolition from their WWE record, ending their time in WWE. top after more than two. decades.
New Day used the freedbird rule during this reign to defeat teams like The Prime Time Players, The Dudley Boyz, The Usos, Lucha Dragons, League Of Nations, The Club and more, until finally losing to the newly formed duo of Sheamus & Cesaro.
2 Gallus – 497 Days
NXT UK may be one of the lesser brands of all time in WWE, but the show saw some enormously long title reigns, one of which was Gallus’ 497-day run with the NXT UK tag team titles.
A big reason this reign was so long was due to the impact of the pandemic, which meant the pair were unable to defend their gold. After winning the belts in October 2019, it wasn’t until February 2021 that they lost them to Pretty Deadly.
1 The Uses – 622 Days
The Usos recently lost their undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles, though it came after the longest tag team title reign in WWE history at 622 days.
They initially won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship in 2021 from the Mysterios, and would later win the Raw Tag Team Titles as well. It wasn’t until 2023 that they would finally drop the belts to Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.