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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 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 Breezango (Fandango and Tyler Breeze), who are in their first reign individually and as a team.

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.

Following the reintroduction of the WWE brand extension and subsequent draft on July 19, 2016, WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day were drafted to Raw, leaving SmackDown without a tag team championship. Over the course of the following month, SmackDown general manager Daniel Bryan stated that he wanted to build up the tag team division before introducing a championship. Immediately following SummerSlam on the August 23, 2016 episode of SmackDown Live, Bryan and SmackDown commissioner Shane McMahon introduced the SmackDown Tag Team Championship (Raw's title was subsequently renamed). An eight-team tournament was then scheduled to determine the inaugural champions, culminating in a final match at Backlash on September 11, 2016. The team of Heath Slater and Rhyno defeated The Usos in the tournament final to become the inaugural champions

When unveiled, the championship belt design was nearly identical to the Raw Tag Team Championship, with the differences being that the leather straps were blue as opposed to the former's original black with a different stitching pattern, and the plates were silver as opposed to the former's original bronze. The Raw Tag Team Championship belt design was updated on December 19, 2016, with silver plates on red straps to bring both sets of titles more in line with each other.

Inaugural tournamentEdit

  Quaterfinals
(TV)
Semifinals
(TV)
Final
(PPV)
                           
   The Usos    
 Slater and Rhyno    
     The Usos    
     Breezango    
 Breezango  
   The Bushwhackers    
       Breezango  
     The Bludgeon Brothers  
   The Bludgeon Brothers    
 The Hype Bros    
     The Bludgeon Brothers  
     American Alpha    
 The Ascension  
   American Alpha    


Title historyEdit

Reigns Edit

No. Team Reign Date Days held
1 The Bludgeon Brothers
(Erick Rowan and Luke Harper)
1 April 26, 2020 14
2 Breezango
(Fandango and Tyler Breeze)
1 May 10, 2020 42+

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