Established in 2016, the RAW Tag Team Championships serve as the successor to the WWE Tag Team Championships, which were deactivated upon the 2016 brand split. Despite being considered new titles, the RAW Tag Team titles share the same history and lineage as their predecessors. With that in mind, the record for most reigns as a team stands with Sheamus and Cesaro, collectively known as The Bar at four. The tag team domination goes even further for the Bar, as Cesaro holds the record for most individual reigns at five. The New Day, however, holds the records for longest reign and most combined days as champion at 483 and 533 daysdays respectively. Furthermore, New Day members Kofi Kingston holds the recordrecord for the individual with the most combined days as champion at a whopping 818. The current champions are Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre.
History and Lineage
In their original form, the RAW Tag Team Championships were created as the WWE Tag Team Championships in 2002 for the Smackdown brand, but when John Morrison and the Miz won the titles in November 2007, they were defended on ECW as well as Smackdown. They returned to true blue status upon Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkis’s title win in July 2008. In 2009, Primo and Carlito won the titles and unified them with the World Tag Team Championships. The unification would be indicated in the titles’ name until August 2010, when the world titles were officially deactivated. From that point, the titles became dual-branded until the start of the current brand split in 2016, when they were renamed the RAW Tag Team Championships.
Since the 2016 brand split, a lot of monotony has surrounding the RAW tag titles, as evidenced by the Bar and the New Day’s 6 reigns combined. Both teams now reside on Smackdown Live, so other teams have gotten a shot at the titles.
Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre defeated the B-Team on the September 3 edition of RAW to win tge titles. They successfully defended them at Hell in a Cell against Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins. On the September 24 edition of RAW, they successfully defended the championships against The Revival, whom were robbed of their rightful title match by Ziggler & McIntyre on Sept. 3.