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The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship contested in WWE on the Raw brand. Introduced in 2002 as the WWE Tag Team Championship, it was WWE's third world tag team title, and seventh tag team title overall. After WWE bought the promotions of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and dissolved the WCW Tag Team Championship, it split its roster into two brands, Raw and SmackDown, in a brand extension. As a result of this, WWE's original World Tag Team Championship was designated exclusive to the Raw brand, leaving SmackDown without a tag team championship. Soon afterward, the WWE Tag Team Championship was introduced onto the SmackDown brand.

In 2007, after the initiation of the ECW brand, WWE announced that the title would be shared between both brands, thus inter-brand matches could take place for the title. In 2009, the title was unified with the World Tag Team Championship by Carlito and Primo at WrestleMania XXV and became recognized as the "Unified WWE Tag Team Championship" until August 2010 when the World Tag Team Championship was decommissioned in favor of continuing the lineage of the WWE Tag Team Championship. In 2016, WWE reintroduced its brand extension and the championship became exclusive to Raw. It was subsequently renamed to Raw Tag Team Championship after SmackDown introduced its SmackDown Tag Team Championship.

The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition. The inaugural champions were Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle, who won the titles in a tournament final in October 2002. The current champions are Sheamus and Cesaro who are in their third reign. The first reign of The Resistance that lasted from June 2015 until December 2016 a total of 553 days is the longest reign.

Overall, there have been 45 different championship teams, and 70 individual champions with the tag teams of Slater and Gabriel and MNM (Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury) holding the most reigns at 3; in addition, The Miz, John Morrison, Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston and Eddie Guerrero hold the most reigns individually at four. John Cena and The Miz have the shortest reign as a team at roughly 15 minutes, due to The Corre invoking their rematch clause immediately after losing the titles. Nicholas is the youngest champion at age 10, while Billy Gunn is the oldest champion at age 50.

Title history[edit | edit source]

Names[edit | edit source]

Name Years
WWE Tag Team Championship October 20, 2002 – April 4, 2009
Unified WWE Tag Team Championship April 5, 2009 – August 16, 2010
WWE Tag Team Championship August 17, 2010 – September 4, 2016
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship September 5, 2016 – present

Reigns[edit | edit source]

As of September 16, 2019.
Note: Defenses only includes televised defenses.
Reign The reign number for the specific champion listed
Location The city in which the title was won
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Team Reign Date Days held Defenses Location Event Notes
1 Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit 1 October 20, 2002 16 0 North Little Rock, AR No Mercy Defeated Edge and Rey Mysterio in a tournament final to become inaugural champions.
2 Edge and Rey Mysterio 1 November 5, 2002 12 0 Manchester, NH SmackDown! This was a two-out-of-three falls match.
3 Los Guerreros
(Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero)
1 November 17, 2002 79 0 New York, NY Survivor Series This was a triple threat match that also included Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit
4 Team Angle
(Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas)
1 February 4, 2003 103 2 Philadelphia, PA SmackDown!
5 Eddie Guerrero (2) and Tajiri 1 May 18, 2003 44 0 Charlotte, NC Judgment Day This was a ladder match
6 Team Angle
(Shelton Benjamin and Charlies Haas)
2 July 1, 2003 77 1 Rochester, NY SmackDown
7 Los Guerreros
(Eddie Guerrero (3) and Chavo Guerrero)
2 September 16, 2003 35 0 Raleigh, NC SmackDown
8 The Basham Brothers
(Doug Basham and Danny Basham)
1 October 21, 2005 105 1 Albany, NY SmackDown
9 Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty 1 February 3, 2004 77 1 Cleveland, OH SmackDown
10 Charlie Haas (3) and Rico 1 April 20, 2004 56 3 Kelowna, Canada SmackDown
11 The Dudley Boyz
(Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley)
1 June 15, 2004 21 0 Rosemont, IL SmackDown
12 Billy Kidman and Paul London 1 July 6, 2004 63 2 Winnipeg, Canada SmackDown
13 Kenzo Suzuki and René Duprée 1 September 7, 2004 91 2 Tulsa, OK SmackDown
14 Rey Mysterio (2) and Rob Van Dam 1 December 7, 2004 35 2 Greenville, NC SmackDown
15 The Basham Brothers
(Doug Basham and Danny Basham)
2 January 11, 2005 40 2 Tampa, FL SmackDown This was a fatal four-way elimination match that also included the teams of Mark Jindrak and Luther Reigns, and Booker T and Eddie Guerrero.
16 Eddie Guerrero (4) and Rey Mysterio (3) 1 February 20, 2005 57 2 Pittsburgh, PA No Way Out
17 MNM
(Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
1 April 18, 2005 97 8 New York, NY SmackDown
18 The Legion of Doom
(Animal and Heidenreich)
1 July 24, 2005 93 7 Buffalo, NY The Great American Bash
19 MNM
(Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
2 October 25, 2005 49 1 Daly City, CA SmackDown This was a fatal four-way match also involving The Mexicools, and Paul Burchill and William Regal.
20 Batista and Rey Mysterio (4) 1 December 13, 2005 14 0 Springfield, MA SmackDown
21 MNM
(Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
3 December 27, 2005 145 5 Uncasville, CT SmackDown
22 Paul London (2) and Brian Kendrick 1 May 21, 2006 331 11 Phoenix, AZ Judgment Day
23 Deuce 'n Domino 1 April 17, 2007 133 3 Milan, Italy SmackDown
24 Montel Vontavious Porter and Matt Hardy 1 August 28, 2007 77 4 Albany, NY SmackDown
25 John Morrison (4) and The Miz 1 November 13, 2007 250 10 Wichita, KS SmackDown
26 Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder 1 July 20, 2008 63 0 Uniondale, NY The Great American Bash This was a fatal four-way match, also featuring Jesse and Festus, and Finlay and Hornswoggle.
27 The Colóns
(Carlito and Primo)
1 September 21, 2008 280 5 Columbus, OH SmackDown Unified with the World Tag Team Championship on April 5, 2009.
28 Edge (2) and Chris Jericho 1 June 28, 2009 28 2 Sacramento, CA The Bash This was a triple threat match that also included The Legacy.
29 Jeri-Show
(Chris Jericho (2) and Big Show)
1 July 26, 2009 140 5 Philadelphia, PA Night of Champions Shortly after winning the title Edge suffered a torn Achilles tendon, which forced him to vacate his half of the championship. Jericho kept the title and chose Big Show and a new partner.
30 D-Generation X
(Shawn Michael and Triple H)
1 December 13, 2009 57 3 San Antonio, TX TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs This was a tables, ladders and chairs match.
31 ShoMiz
(Big Show (2) and The Miz (2))
1 February 8, 2010 77 6 Lafayette, LA Raw This was a triple threat match that also included The Straight Edge Society.
32 The Hart Dynasty
(Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith)
1 April 26, 2010 146 3 Richmond, VA Raw
33 Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes 1 September 19, 2010 35 2 Rosemont, IL Night of Champions This was a tag Team Turmoil match also involving The Usos, Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov, and Evan Bourne and Mark Henry.
34 The Nexus
(John Cena and David Otunga)
1 October 24, 2010 1 0 Minneapolis, MN Bragging Rights
35 The Nexus
(Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel)
1 October 25, 2010 42 1 Green Bay, WI Raw Nexus leader Wade Barrett kept the titles within the group and away from John Cena by forcing Otunga to lie down for the pinfall.
36 Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov 1 December 6, 2010 76 5 Louisville, KY Raw This was a fatal four-way elimination match that also included Mark Henry & Yoshi Tatsu and The Usos.
37 The Corre
(Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel)
2 February 20, 2011 1 0 Oakland, CA Elimination Chamber The Corre were formerly known as The Nexus
38 John Cena (2) and The Miz (3) 1 February 21, 2011 <1 0 Fresno, CA Raw
39 The Corre (Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel) 3 57 2
40 Big Show (3) and Kane 1 April 19, 2011 34 3 London, England Raw
41 The New Nexus
(David Otunga (2) and Michael McGillicutty)
1 May 23, 2011 91 2 Portland, OR Raw
42 Air Boom
(Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston)
1 August 22, 2011 146 5 Edmonton, Canada Raw
43 Primo (2) & Epico 1 January 15, 2012 106 3 Oakland, CA House show
44 Kofi Kingston (2) and R-Truth 1 April 30, 2012 139 4 Dayton, OH Raw
45 Team Hell-No
(Kane (2) and Daniel Bryan)
1 September 16, 2012 245 8 Boston, MA Night of Champions
46 The Shield
(Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns)
1 May 19, 2013 148 4 St. Louis, MO Extreme Rules This was a tornado tag team match.
47 Cody Rhodes (2) and Goldust 1 October 14, 2013 104 5 St. Louis, MO Raw This was a no disqualification match.
48 The New Age Outlaws
(Road Dogg and Billy Gunn)
1 January 26, 2014 36 3 Pittsburgh, PA Royal Rumble
49 The Usos
(Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso)
1 March 3, 2014 202 8 Rosemont, IL Raw
50 Goldust and Stardust (3) 2 September 21, 2014 63 4 Nashville, TN Night of Champions Stardust was formerly known as Cody Rhodes
51 The Miz (4) and Damien Mizdow 1 November 23, 2014 36 2 St. Louis, MO Survivor Series This was a fatal four-way tag team match, also involving Los Matadores and The Usos.
52 The Usos
(Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso)
2 December 29, 2014 55 2 Washington, D.C. Raw
53 Tyson Kidd (2) and Cesaro 1 February 22, 2015 63 2 Memphis, TN Fastlane
54 The New Day
(Big E, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston (3)
1 April 26, 2015 49 4 Rosemont, IL Extreme Rules Big E and Kofi Kingston won the match but Woods is recognized as champion under the freebird rule.
55 The Resistance
(James HarrisonNeville
and Tyler Breeze)
1 June 14, 2015 553 23 Columbus, OH Money in the Bank Harrison and Neville originally won the match as duo but after Neville suffered a fractured ankle he was replaced by Breeze in March 2016. This was considered a single uninterrupted reign, with all three recognised as champion under the freebird rule.
56 Cesaro (2) and Sheamus 1 December 18, 2016 42 1 Pittsburgh, PA Roadblock: End of the Line Defeated Breeze and Neville to win the titles.
57 Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson 1 January 29, 2017 63 2 San Antonio, TX Royal Rumble Two referees were assigned to this match.
58 The Hardy Boyz
(Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy)
1 April 2, 2017 63 2 Orlando, FL WrestleMania 33 This was a fatal four-way ladder match that also included Enzo and Cass and Cesaro and Sheamus.
59 Cesaro (3) and Sheamus 2 June 4, 2017 77 2 Baltimore, MD Extreme Rules This was a steel cage match.
60 Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins (2) 1 August 20, 2017 78 2 Brooklyn, NY SummerSlam
61 The Resistance
(James HarrisonNeville
and Tyler Breeze)
2 November 6, 2017 84 2 Manchester, England Raw Harrison and Breeze won the titles but Neville is recognised as champion under the freebird rule.
62 Cesaro (4) and Sheamus 3 January 29, 2018 69 3 Philadelphia, PA Raw Defeated Breeze and Neville to win the titles.
63 Braun Strowman and Nicholas 1 April 8, 2018 1 0 New Orleans, LA WrestleMania 34 Strowman chose Nicholas as his partner out of the live crowd.
Vacated April 9, 2018 New Orleans, LA Raw Strowman and Nicholas voluntarily relinquished the titles due to "scheduling conflicts" with Nicholas being in school.
64 Matt Hardy (3) and Bray Wyatt 1 April 27, 2018 52 0 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Greatest Royal Rumble Defeated The Resistance (Drew McIntyre and Tyler Breeze) to win the vacant titles.
65 The Resistance
(Drew McIntyre (2), James HarrisonNeville and
Tyler Breeze)
3 June 17, 2018 456+ 3 Chicago, IL Money in the Bank McIntyre and Breeze won the titles but Harrison and Neville are recognised as champions under the freebird rule.

Combined reigns[edit | edit source]

By team[edit | edit source]

Rank Team Reigns Defenses Combined days
1 The Resistance †
(James HarrisonNevilleTyler Breeze, Drew McIntyre)
3 28 1093+
2 Paul London and Brian Kendrick 1 11 331
3 MNM
(Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
3 14 291
4 The Colons
(Carlito and Primo)
1 5 280
5 The Usos
(Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso)
2 10 257
6 John Morrison and The Miz 1 10 250
7 Team Hell No
(Kane and Daniel Bryan)
1 8 245
9 Cesaro and Sheamus 3 6 188
8 Team Angle
(Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas)
2 3 180
10 Goldust and Cody Rhodes/Stardust 2 9 167
11 The Shield
(Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins)
1 4 148
12 Air Boom
(Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston)
1 5 146
13 The Basham Brothers
(Doug Basham and Danny Basham)
2 3 145
14 Jeri-Show
(Chris Jericho and Big Show)
1 5 140
15 Kofi Kingston and R-Trith 1 4 139
16 Deuce 'n Domino 1 3 133
17 Los Guerreros
(Chavo Guerrero and Eddie Guerrero)
2 0 114
18 Primo & Epico 1 3 106
19 The Corre/The Nexus
(Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel)
3 3 100
20 The Legion of Doom
(Animal and Heidenreich)
1 7 93
21 Kenzo Suzuki and Rene Dupree 1 2 91
The New Nexus
(David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty)
1 2 91
23 Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins 1 2 78
24 Montel Vontavious Port and Matt Hardy 1 4 77
Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty 1 1 77
ShoMiz
(Big Show and The Miz)
1 6 77
27 Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov 1 5 76
28 Billy Kidman and Paul London 1 2 63
Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder 1 0 63
Tyson Kidd and Cesaro 1 2 63
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson 1 2 63
The Hardy Boyz
(Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy)
1 2 63
34 D-Generation X
(Triple H and Shawn Michaels)
1 3 57
Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio 1 2 57
36 Charlie Haas and Rico 1 3 56
37 Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt 1 0 52
38 The New Day
(Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods)
1 4 49
39 Eddie Guerrero and Tajiri 1 0 44
40 The Miz and Damien Mizdow 1 2 36
The Age Outlaws
(Billy Gunn and Road Dogg)
1 3 36
42 Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes 1 2 35
Rey Mysterio and Rob Van Dam 1 2 35
44 Big Show and Kane 1 3 34
45 Edge and Chris Jericho 1 2 28
46 The Dudley Boyz
(Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley)
1 0 21
47 Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit 1 0 16
48 Batista and Rey Mysterio 1 0 14
49 Edge and Rey Mysterio 1 0 12
50 The Nexus
(John Cena and David Otunga)
1 0 1
Braun Strowman and Nicholas 1 0 1
52 John Cena and The Miz 1 0 <1