The Shield have now held their WWE tag team titles for a total of 147 days, which moves them into fifth place on the list of longest reigning tag team champions of all-time. According to WWE.com on Oct. 13, they just passed The Hart Dynasty and Air Boom on the list.
What fans have to take into account when the WWE released this news was that the WWE Tag Team Championship has only existed since 2002. This is the tag team belts that was created for the “Smackdown” brand when the World Tag Team Championship was made “Raw” exclusive.
Despite the titles becoming unified, it seems the WWE only counts the “Smackdown” version in this lineage and have retired the world tag team titles illustrious history.
The rest of the top five include Team Hell No (245 days), The Miz and John Morrison (250 days), Carlos and Primo Colon (280 days) and Paul London and Brian Kendrick (331 days). The Shield are not even halfway to first place.
Of course, there are teams who have been WWE tag team champions for longer, but under the world titles. Demolition holds the actual record at 478 days. There are actually 31 more teams with a longer title reign if you add in the original tag team titles.