WCW’s ‘Ghost’ Title: The Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship

Many titles in professional wrestling have long, detailed histories and lineages, lasting decades; one in particular only lasted a mere 8 days. Yup, you read that right, EIGHT DAYS. I present to you, the short history of the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship of World Championship Wrestling. As the Cruiserweight division of WCW was widely regarded as a unique feature in the company (even Goldberg himself often lauded that the Cruiserweights were the best overall in-ring product of the promotion), the WCW Cruiserweight Championship often had the best matches.  With the large number of number of cruiserweight talent signed with the company, WCW decided to expand the visibility of the division, and created the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship in February 2001.

Kid Romeo and Elix Skipper defeated Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio, Jr.) to win the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship

An eight team tag team tournament began on February 28, 2001 — with the likes of AJ Styles, Shannon Moore, Billy Kidman, Rey Mysterio, Mike Sanders, Elix Skipper, etc. — and resulted in the tournament final at the WCW Greed pay-per-view on March 18th, 2001, in which Elix Skipper and Kid Romeo defeated the Filthy Animals (Kidman & Mysterio) to become the first-ever WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions.  The party for Skipper and Romeo was just as short-lived as the titles, and at the final WCW event on March 26, 2001 — Monday Nitro: Night of Champions in Panama Beach, FL — Kidman and Mysterio ended the 8-day reign of the first champions to win the belts.  Shortly thereafter, WWF purchased WCW and the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship was abandoned.

Even HE knew the days for those title were up…

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