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Sunday, December 1, 2019

[Michinoku Pro] The Tohoku & UWA World Tag Team Title: Two of the Most Legitimate Tag Titles in Pro-Wrestling

The UWA World Tag Team Title's roots began in 1982 in Mexico's Universal Wrestling Association, where it was held by Mexican talents such as Los Villanos, Los Brazos, Perro Aguayo, Los Cowboys, as well as the American/Canadian team The Can-Am Connection. The first holders of the title were the Japanese team of Riki Choshu and Gran Hamada. The title eventually permanently made its way to Japan after the company closed, via El Dorado Wrestling in 2008 with the new champions being Mazada and Nosawa. The team of Kagetora and Kota Ibushi held the title there as well.

Since then the title has been defended in many Japanese promotions, being held by talents such as Speed Of Sounds, Isami Kodaka, the team of Masato Shibata & Shuji Ishikawa, The Brahman Brothers, and Ikuto Hidaka and Minoru Fujita. It was during Hidaka & Fujita first reign that they unified the UWA World Tag Team Title with Michinoku Pro's Tohoku Tag Team Title, defeating The Brahman Brothers in June 2016 for the UWA World Tag Team Title while they were already the Tohoku Tag Team Champions.

The Tohoku Tag Team Title is a prestigious title in its own individual right as well, with the distinction of having legends a part of its legacy such as The Great Sasuke, Jinsei Shinzaki, Último Dragón, Kensuke Sasaki, and Dick Togo.

Both titles are currently held by Yapper Man 1 & Yapper Man 2, having had defeated Ikuto Hidaka and Minoru Fujita for them in October 2019.

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