The NXT Tag Team Championship was introduced on the January 23, 2013, episode of NXT where it was announced by special guest Shawn Michaels that there would be a tournament to crown the inaugural champions. On the January 31, 2013 taping of NXT (episode aired on February 13), the British Ambition (Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey) defeated The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Eric Rowan) to become the inaugural champions.
However, in the first title defense, Neville and Bo Dallas (the latter not being recognized as champion) lost the NXT Tag Team Championship against The Wyatt Family due to Grey being injured. On the June 20 taping (episode aired July 17), Neville and Corey Graves defeated The Wyatt Family for the titles, making Neville the first person to hold the title on more than one occasion.
On June 8, 2016, The Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson) became the first tag team to hold the championship on more than one occasion when they defeated The American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable). The current champion are Pretty Deadly who are in their first reign.