Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The 50 Greatest Tag Team in WWE History,

It is funny how the WWE puts out a list of The 50 Greatest Tag Team in WWE History, when in actuality they don’t care about the division anymore. The last time the WWE had a good tag team division was the “Attitude Era”. Charlie Hass one half of “The World Greatest Tag Team”, currently wrestling for ROH, explains it the best “now they just throw two guys together and they put a couple of shitty belts on them that look terrible. Those belts look like pennies.”
I must agree with Hass the titles are the second shittiest belts the WWE has ever made, the first one of course is the WWE spinner title, made for John Cena. The list itself was poorly made, there are teams that deserve to be in the top ten, but can barely crack the top twenty such as The Steiner (Rick and Scott) who were ranked 41, and The Brain Buster (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard) who were ranked  28 on the list. I have to disagree with the number one ranked tag team on the list, Edge & Christian, simply because there are teams that deserve this honor instead, such as the Legion Of Doom, The Hart Foundation, The British Bulldog, and Demolition. Don’t get me wrong Edge & Christian are a phenomenal tag team, they have held the WWE titles 7 times, But they wrestled when the division was becoming stale, and the competition minimal.  Versus the late 80’s and 90’s when there were teams like The Nasty Boys, Money, Inc., Powers of Pain, and The Blackjacks, to compete with the Legion of Doom, who would be my pick for the number one slot on this list. The division was at its highest peak; during the late 80’s and early 90’s so it should be these teams that wrestled during this era, who should hold the top ten slots. Here is the list, if you would rewrite it, which teams would be in the top 5? 

 The 50 Greatest Tag Team in WWE History

50. The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch)
49. The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage)
48. The Soul Patrol (Rocky Johnson and Tony Atlas)
47. Paul London and Brian Kendrick
46. The Headshrinkers (Samu and Fatu)
45. The Twin Towers (Akeem and Big Boss Man)
44. The Moondogs (Rex and King)
43. Booker T and Goldust
42. Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell)
41. The Steiners (Rick and Scott)
40. Billy and Chuck
39. Jeri-Show (Chris Jericho and Big Show)
38. The Bodydonnas (Chris Candido and Tom Prichard)
37. Powers of Pain (Warlord and Barbarian)
36. Lay-Cool (Layla and Michelle McCool)
35. The Foreign Legion (Nikolai Volkoff and Iron Sheik)
34. MNM (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
33. Rated-RKO (Edge and Randy Orton)
32. Brothers of Destruction (Undertaker and Kane)
31. Rock-N-Sock Connection (The Rock and Mankind)
30. Too Cool (Grandmaster Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty)
29. The World's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin)
28. The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard)
27. Los Guerreros (Eddie and Chavo Guerrero)
26. U.S. Express (Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo)
25. Colossal Connection (Andre the Giant and Haku)
24. Legacy (Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes)
23. Kane and X-Pac
22. The Quebecers (Jacques and Pierre)
21. The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon)
20. The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags and Brian Knobbs)
19. The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart Gunn)
18. Money, Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster)
17. John Morrison and The Miz
16. Mr. Fuji and Professor Toru Tanaka
15. D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels)
14. Strike Force (Tito Santana and Rick Martel)
13. The Blackjacks (Lanza and Mulligan)
12. APA (Faarooq and Bradshaw)
11. The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty)
10. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and Devon)
9. The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika)
8. Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal)
7. The Valiant Brothers (Luscious Johnny and Handsome Jimmy)
6. The British Bulldogs (Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith)
5. The Hardy Boyz (Jeff and Matt)
4. The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn)
3. Demolition (Axe and Smash)
2. The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart)
1. Edge and Christian

Harrington Bayas


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