Evolve Tag Team Championship
Current Champion(s) Drew Galloway and Dustin
Date Won July 16, 2016
Promotion(s) EVOLVE
Date Established November 10, 2015

The Evolve Tag Team Championshipis the top tag team championship in EVOLVE. The inaugural champions were crowned on January 24, 2016, at the end of an eight-team tournament.


Evolve was founded in 2009 by Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA) booker Gabe Sapolsky, Full Impact Pro (FIP) owner Sal Hamaoui and independent wrestler Davey Richards and held its first event on January 16, 2010. On November 25, 2011, Evolve and DGUSA announced the unification of the two promotions, which would result in Evolve recognizing the Open the Freedom Gate and Open the United Gate Championships as its top two titles. On December 22, 2014, WWNLive, the parent company of both Evolve and DGUSA, announced it was putting DGUSA on hiatus until it could secure more Japanese wrestlers for the promotion's shows. The Open the United Gate Championship continued being defended at Evolve shows until May 30, 2015, when reigning champions Johnny Gargano and Rich Swann retired the title and asked for a new Evolve tag team title to be created in its place. On September 22, Evolve announced that it would start putting more emphasis on the promotion's tag team division and would create the new title, if the experiment turned out successful. On November 10, 2015, Evolve sent out a press release, officially announcing the creation of the Evolve Tag Team Championship.

Championship tournament

Evolve announced that the inaugural champions would be determined in a tournament taking place over Evolve 53, Evolve 54 and Evolve 55 from January 22 to 24, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. The first three teams participating in the tournament were revealed in the press release announcing the creation of the title. The rest of the teams were announced throughout the rest of November 2015 along with the clarification that the tournament would be contested in a single-elimination format with eight participating teams. The first round matches were announced on January 19, 2016. Timothy Thatcher was originally announced for the tournament, but he was forced to pull out due to a staph infection and was replaced by Sami Callihan.

Participating teams
  First round
(January 22)
(January 23)
(January 24)
   Callihan and Sabre Pin  
 Hero and End  
   Hero and End Pin  
   Roppongi Vice  
 Roppongi Vice Pin
   Carr and Barry [1]  
     Hero and End Sub
   Galloway and Gargano
   Nese and Konley Pin  
 The Bravado Brothers  
   The Bravado Brothers Sub
   Galloway and Gargano  
 Galloway and Gargano Pin
   Gulak and Perkins [1]  

Title History

# Tag Team
(Individual Reigns)
Team Reigns Date Location Length Defenses Notes
1 (Drew Galloway and (Johnny Gargano 1 January 24, 2016 Orlando, Florida 69 Days 2 Defeated Chris Hero and Tommy End in the finals of an eight-team tournament to become the inaugural champions.
2 Catch Point
Drew Gulak and Tracy Williams
1 April 2, 2016 Dallas, Texas 105 Days 2
3 Drew Galloway (2) and Dustin 1 July 16, 2016 New York City, New York Present 1


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