World's Strongest Tag Team League

The World's Strongest Tag Determination League (世界最強タッグ決定リーグ戦, Sekai Saikyō Taggu Kettei Rīgu-sen?), more commonly known in the West as the Real World Tag League, is an annual professional wrestling tournament held by All Japan Pro Wrestling since 1977, usually run on the first weeks of December. The first tournament was actually called the Open Tag League, but it was renamed to its present name the following year.

The tournament is held under round-robin rules, with 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss; in earlier tournaments, only a time limit draw would provide the one point, with other methods (such as a double countout) providing nothing for either team.

The name "Real World Tag League" was a mistranslation by AJPW promoter Giant Baba; "saikyō" in Japanese means "strongest," not "real", but Baba used Engrish for promotional material.

Between 1988 and 1994, the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship was annually vacated in time for the tournament, which would be used to determine the new champions. The rule was reinstated in 2012.

Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima are the only team to win both the World's Strongest Tag Determination League and its counterpart in New Japan Pro Wrestling, the G1 Climax Tag League, as well as the only team to win both tournaments in the same year (2008).

Other articles related to "tag, world, tags":

Demolition (professional Wrestling)
... Demolition is a professional wrestling tag team most prominent during the late 1980s and early 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) made up of Ax (Bill Eadie), Smash (Barry Darsow), and later ... In WWF, Demolition were three-time Tag Team Champions, and hold the records for both the single longest tag title reign and the most combined days as reigning champions ...
Tag - Other Uses
... TAG Body Spray TAG Group, a Luxembourgian private holding company Electronic tagging, a form of non-surreptitious surveillance using a device attached to a person or vehicle Triage ...
TAG Heuer
... TAG Heuer S.A ... English pronunciation /ˌtæɡ ˈhɔɪ.ər/ TAG HOY-ər) designs, manufactures and markets luxury TAG Heuer-branded watches, chronographs and fashion accessories and markets Swiss luxury ... TAG Heuer traces its roots to the 1860 foundation of Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG by Edouard Heuer in St-Imier, Switzerland ...
JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library
... The JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL), is a component of the Java EE Web application development platform ... It extends the JSP specification by adding a tag library of JSP tags for common tasks, such as XML data processing, conditional execution, loops and internationalization ... The use of a standardised tag set, rather than breaking in and out of Java code, leads to more maintainable code and enables separation of concerns between the development of the application ...
Antonio Inoki - Professional Wrestling Career - Japan Wrestling Association (1967–1971)
... Returning to JWA in late 1967, Inoki was made Baba's partner and the two dominated the tag team ranks as the "B-I Cannon", winning the NWA International tag team belts four times ... about Inoki trying to "shoot" on him during a tag match in Osaka to build his reputation against the then-world champ ...

Famous quotes containing the words league, team, world, strongest and/or tag:

    Stereotypes fall in the face of humanity. You toodle along, thinking that all gay men wear leather after dark and should never, ever be permitted around a Little League field. And then one day your best friend from college, the one your kids adore, comes out to you.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    I doubt if men ever made a trade of heroism. In the days of Achilles, even, they delighted in big barns, and perchance in pressed hay, and he who possessed the most valuable team was the best fellow.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The world is a cow that is hard to milk,—life does not come so easy,—and oh, how thinly it is watered ere we get it!
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Even the strongest man needs friends.
    Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Don Lucase, The Godfather III, advice given to Vincent (Andy Garcia)

    I believe in the flesh and the appetites,
    Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me
    is a miracle.

    Divine am I inside and out, and I make holy whatever I touch or am touch’d from,
    The scent of these arm-pits aroma finer than prayer,
    This head more than churches, bibles, and all the creeds.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)