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WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
WWE SmackDown Tag Titles
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Promotion WWE
Brand SmackDown
Date established August 13, 2016
Current champion(s) Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
Date won December 17, 2017

The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the SmackDown brand. It is the eighth overall male tag team championship to have existed in the WWE. The title is one of two tag team championships for WWE's main roster, along with the Raw Tag Team Championship on the Raw brand. The current champions are Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, who are in their first reign, both as a team and individually.

Unveiled on the August 23, 2016 episode of SmackDown Live, it was created to be the counterpart title to the then-WWE Tag Team Championship, which became exclusive to Raw as a result of the 2016 WWE draft. That title was subsequently renamed after the crowning of the inaugural SmackDown Tag Team Champions, Heath Slater and Rhyno.


ReignsEdit

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 title was won
Indicates the title change is not recognized by WWE
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
No. Wrestler(s) Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Heath Slater and Rhyno 1 September 11, 2016 84 Richmond, VA Backlash Defeated The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso) in the tournament final to become the inaugural champions.
2 The Wyatt Family
(Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Randy Orton)
1 December 4, 2016 23 Dallas, TX TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs Wyatt and Orton won the match, but Harper was also recognized as champion under the Freebird Rule.
3 American Alpha
(Chad Gable and Jason Jordan)
1 December 27, 2016 84 Rosemont, IL SmackDown This was a fatal four-way tag team elimination match, also involving Heath Slater and Rhyno, and The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso).

Luke Harper and Randy Orton represented The Wyatt Family and were last to be pinned.

4 The Usos
(Jey and Jimmy Uso)
1 March 21, 2017 92 Uncasville, CT SmackDown
Vacated June 20, 2017 Dayton, OH SmackDown Following an ownership change in the WWE all championships were declared vacant.
5 American Alpha
(Chad Gable and Jason Jordan)
2 June 20, 2017 111 Dayton, OH SmackDown Defeated The Usos, The Wyatt Family and The New Day in a fatal four-way tag team match to win the vacant titles.
6 The Usos
(Jey and Jimmy Uso)
2 October 8, 2017 70 Detroit, MI Hell in a Cell This was a Hell in a Cell tag team match.
7 Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn 1 December 17, 2017 154+ Boston, MA Clash of Champions

Combined reignsEdit

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 American Alpha
(Chad Gable and Jason Jordan)
2 195
2 The Usos
(Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso)
2 162
3 Heath Slater and Rhyno 1 84
4 Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn † 1 154+
5 The Wyatt Family
(Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Randy Orton)
1 23