Started when Big Japan was in its heyday in 1999, the Maximum Tag League was held annually from 1999 to 2002 to find the best tag team in Big Japan. After a several year layoff the tournament returned in the spring of 2009. The tournament is held either as a round robin tournament or a round robin tournament with two blocks.

1999

Participants (Round Robin):

Tomoaki Honma
& Ryuji Yamakawa
Shadow WX
& The Winger
Kamikaze
& Shunme Matsuzaki
Mike Samples
& Jun

Finals:

Tomoaki Honma and Ryuji Yamakawa defeated Shadow WX and The Winger in 19 minutes, 55 seconds


2000

Participants (Block Round Robin):

Abdullah The Butcher
& Shadow WX
MEN's Teioh
& Daisuke Sekimoto
Daikokubo Benkei
& Shunme Matsuzaki
Kamikaze
& Abdullah Kobayashi
Tomoaki Honma
& Ryuji Yamakawa
Zandig
& Jun Kasai
The Wifebeater
& Justice Pain
Madman Pondo
& "Mean" Mitch Page

Finals:

Tomoaki Honma and Ryuji Yamakawa defeat Zandig and Jun Kasai in 8 minutes, 54 seconds


2001

Participants (Round Robin):

MEN's Teioh
& Daisuke Sekimoto
Kamikaze
& Hideki Hosaka
Daikokubo Benkei
& Abdullah Kobayashi
Masato Tanaka
& Shunme Matsuzaki
Fantastik
& Ryuji Ito

Finals:

MEN's Teioh and Daisuke Sekimoto defeat Masato Tanaka and Shunme Matsuzaki in 16 minutes, 35 seconds


2002

Participants (Block Round Robin):

MEN's Teioh
& Daisuke Sekimoto
Shadow WX
& The Winger
Ryuji Yamakawa
& Great Kojika
Madman Pondo
& 2 Tuff Tony
O.D.D.
& Homicide
Ryuji Ito
& Daisaku Shimoda
Daikokubo Benkei
& Abdullah Kobayashi
Bancho Matsuzaki
& Jaki Numazawa

Finals:

MEN's Teioh and Daisuke Sekimoto defeat O.D.D. and Homicide in 15 minutes, 57 seconds


2009

Participants (Block Round Robin):

Masato Tanaka
& Daisuke Sekimoto
Ryuji Ito
& Shuji Ishikawa
Shadow WX
& The Winger
Abdullah Kobayashi
& MASADA
Atsushi Ohashi
& Yuji Okabayashi
Masashi Takeda
& Isami Kodaka
Yuko Miyamoto
& Takashi Sasaki
Yoshihito Sasaki
& Shinya Ishikawa
Jun Kasai
& Jaki Numazawa
Katsumasa Inoue
& Kankuro Hoshino

Finals:

Masashi Takeda and Isami Kodaka defeat Yuko Miyamoto and Takashi Sasaki in 35 minutes, 35 seconds