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NXT Tag Team Championship
Promotions:WWE
Date established:January 23, 2013
Past design(s)
NXT Tag Team
First champion(s)British Ambition
(Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey)
Most reignsTeam: The Revival (2)

Individual: Adrian Neville, Scott Dawson, Dash Wilder.

Longest reignThe Ascension
(Konnor and Viktor) (364 days)
Shortest reignThe Wyatt Family
(Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) (49 days)
Oldest championLuke Harper (33 years, 137 days)
Youngest championRezar (22 years, 226 days)
Heaviest championThe Authors of Pain
(615 lbs combined)
Lightest championThe Lucha Dragons
(368 lbs combined)


The NXT Tag Team Championship a professional wrestling tag team championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE for their developmental brand, NXT. It is the seventh overall male tag team championship to have existed in the WWE. Introduced on January 23, 2013, the inaugural champions were the British Ambition (Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey).

History

The championship was introduced on the January 23, 2013, episode of NXT where it was announced by special guest Shawn Michaels that there would be a tournament to crown the inaugural champions. On the January 31, 2013 taping of NXT (aired on February 13), the British Ambition (Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey) defeated The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) to become the inaugural champions. However, in the first defense of the title, Neville and Bo Dallas defended the NXT Tag Team Championship against The Wyatt Family due to Grey being injured, where they lost. Dallas was not recognized as champion. On the June 20 taping (aired July 17), Neville and Corey Graves defeated The Wyatt Family for the titles, making Neville the first person to hold the title on more than one occasion. On June 8, 2016, The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) became the first team to hold the championship on more than one occasion when they defeated American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan) at NXT TakeOver: The End.

On April 1, 2017, at WrestleMania Axxess, NXT General Manager William Regal announced that all of the NXT title belts would be redesigned. The new title belts were unveiled at NXT TakeOver: Orlando that same night and given to the winners of their respective matches. As a result, the NXT Tag Team Championship's updated design are the first-ever tag team title belts in WWE with removable side plates; the default side plates feature the WWE logo, which are customized with the current champion's logos as a similarity of the name plate feature.