The G1 Climax Tag League
is a professional wrestling round-robin tag team tournament
held by New Japan Pro Wrestling
as a spin-off of the popular singles tournament, the G1 Climax
. It was created in 1991 as the Super Grade Tag League
, as a continuation of a regular tag team tournament held since 1980, gaining its current name in 1999. The winners of the tournament, assuming they do not already hold the belts, obtain #1 contendership to the IWGP Tag Team Championship
The G1 Climax Tag League is held under a points system, with 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. The current format, introduced in 2006, is essentially identical to that of the G1 Climax, with the top two scoring teams from two blocks of five or six advancing to the semifinals, and the winners of those matches battling in the final.
G1 Climax Tag League winners
The 1991 Super Grade Tag League featured 7 teams in a single block, and was held from October 5 to October 17. Due to a tie for second place, the two second-place teams faced each other in a semifinal to decide the finalists.
The 1992 Super Grade Tag League, featuring 7 teams, was held from October 8 to October 21..
The 1993 Super Grade Tag League, featuring 10 teams, was held from October 8 to November 4..<ref... Read More