In WWE, tag team wrestling has always been a staple. Although it may have been a different story in recent years as tag team wrestling was not really a focus on the main roster. There are now some great tag teams in WWE such as The Revival, America Alpha, and The Club. However, tag team wrestling of the present will never match up to tag team wrestling of the past. Teams such as Demolition and The Hart Foundation were seen as much more important members of the product in their day compared to the current teams.
Continuing on the subject of tag team wrestling, when WWE fails to have any clue on what to do with a particular wrestler, they usually throw them in a random tag team. This worked perfectly for teams such as Team Hell No and The New Age Outlaws. Not so much for Spike Dudley and Tazz. But because of WWE’s randomly thrown together tag teams, this leads to Superstars having many reigns with the tag team titles. Some wrestlers because of their many tag team partners, have held the titles on many occasions.
This list is dedicated to fifteen wrestlers who have won tag titles with multiple partners.
15. Bob Holly: 3 Partners
Bob “Hardcore” Holly had been with the WWE for fifteen years before his release in 2009 and although he was a steady performer, Holly accomplished very little. Besides his tag title reigns, he challenged Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship and won the Hardcore title on six occasions. Holly’s first tag title reign came with the 1-2-3 Kid as they defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka in a tag team title tournament. This reign would only last a day as they would lose the titles to the Smoking Gunns.
His next tag title win would come with his on-screen cousin Crash Holly. They would defeat The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection on an episode of RAW. This reign would last fifteen days before they would drop the titles to Mankind and Al Snow. In his final tag title reign, Holly would team with newcomer Cody Rhodes to defeat the team of Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch. His final reign came to an end after Rhodes turned on Holly in favour of Ted Dibiase Jr.
14. Booker T: 3 Partners
Unlike the aforementioned Bob Holly, Booker T has plenty of accomplishments in WWE. Besides his tag title reigns, Booker has won the King of the Ring, the World Heavyweight Championship, and the Intercontinental Championship. His first tag title reign came during the Invasion where he and Test would defeat the team of Chris Jericho and The Rock. Their reign was ended by The Hardy Boyz. His next reign came as part of the comedy team between himself and Goldust.
Their reign came after defeating the team of Chris Jericho and Christian and was short lived after being defeated by the team of Lance Storm and William Regal. His final reign came when he and Rob Van Dam teamed up to defeat Evolution members Batista and Ric Flair. After defending the titles through WrestleMania, Booker and RVD were defeated by Evolution for tag titles on an episode of RAW.
13. X-Pac: 3 Partners
The former 1-2-3 Kid would have four reigns as Tag Team Champion. The first championship he won in WWE would be the tag titles. His first reign came when he would team up with Marty Jannetty to win the belts on RAW but they would lose the titles at a house show a week later. He would then team with Bob Holly after winning a tournament that concluded at the Royal Rumble.
They would lose the belts the next night on RAW. Once he changed to X-Pac, he would form a strange partnership with Kane. They would feud with The Unholy Alliance and The Acolytes. They would win the belts twice. X-Pac would then turn on Kane and steal his girlfriend, Tori. From there, he would find limited success in the division while teaming with Road Dogg and forming the X-Factor.
12. William Regal: 3 Partners
Arguably one the most underrated talents to have ever worked for the WWE, William Regal has been with the company for sixteen years. Regal was truly a master at being a character as well as being a wonderful performer in the ring. Regal’s first reign as a Tag Team Champion came when he and Lance Storm defeated Booker T and Goldust. They would then drop the belts to The Dudley Boyz.
Regal would win the belt once more with Storm. His next reign came when he and Eugene defeated La Resistance. They would drop the belts at a house show because of an injury to Eugene. Regal’s third partner would be Tajiri. He and Tajiri would defeat La Resistance once more to reclaim the Tag Team Championship. They would then drop the belts in a Tag Team Turmoil bout to the team of the Hurricane and Rosey.
11. Cody Rhodes: 4 Partners
One of the most talented Superstars that WWE recently let go, Cody Rhodes was with the WWE since 2007. Over the course of a nine year WWE career, Cody achieved a lot of success in WWE’s mid-card as he won the Intercontinental Championship on two occasions. His time in WWE was also spent winning the tag team titles multiple times. His first reign came when he and Bob Holly defeated Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch.
His next reign came when he turned on Holly in favour of Ted Dibiase Jr. He and Dibiase would win the belts twice. Rhodes would then win the titles with Drew McIntyre and lose them to the team of John Cena and David Otunga. Rhodes’ final title runs as a Tag Team Champion came when he and his brother Goldust would end the reign of The Shield. Rhodes would then change his persona to Stardust and win the belts once again with his brother.
10. Tony Garea: 4 Partners
Tony Garea wrestled for the WWE from the ’70s to the early ’80s and would become a road agent after he retired. While wrestling, he would win the WWE Tag Team Championship five times. He won it first with Haystacks Calhoun after defeating Mr. Fuji and Professor Tanaka and would hold the titles for over three months before dropping them back to Fuji and Tanaka. His next reign would come with wrestler Dean Ho. They would drop the belts to The Valiant Brothers after 175 days as champions.
He would then win the belts with Larry Zybysko and would drop them once again to The Valiant Brothers. His final reign before his retirement was with the future “model” Rick Martel after they defeated the Wild Samoans. They would hold the belts for 129 days before dropping it to the Moondogs.
9. Big Show: 4 Partners
The Big Show has been a member of few odd pairing tag teams. Some successful and some not. For example during the Invasion, he and Billy Gunn would team up multiple times and failed to accomplish anything of significance. But he has held the tag titles with four different partners. His first two reigns came with The Undertaker as a part of The Unholy Alliance.
He would win the title with Kane in the years 2005 and 2011. They defeated Cade and Murdoch in 2005 and The Corre in 2011. Big Show would later form the popular tag team called Jeri-Show with Chris Jericho after Edge became injured. After Jeri-Show lost the tag team titles and split, he would form ShowMiz with The Miz and would defeat D-Generation X for the tag team titles. In total, the Big Show has won the Tag Team Championship six times.
8. Stone Cold Steve Austin: 4 Partners
Arguably the most complete wrestler ever, Stone Cold Steve Austin has obviously had a ton of success in the WWE. He has won the WWE Championship a half dozen times and had two Intercontinental Championship reigns. Excluding his tag team reign with Brian Pillman in WCW as the Hollywood Blondes, Austin has had many tag title reigns in WWE. His first one came with Shawn Michaels after they defeated the team of The British Bulldog and Owen Hart.
After Michaels was suspended for backstage fight, Dude Love became Austin’s partner until Austin injured his neck against Owen Hart. Austin’s third reign didn’t last very long as he and The Undertaker would lose their belts to Mankind and Kane after two weeks. His last and most memorable reign came in 2001 where he and Triple H known as the “Two Man Power Trip” would hold the Tag Team Championship, the WWE Championship, and the Intercontinental Championship. This reign would come to an end after Triple H tore his quad mid-match against the team of Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit.
7. The Undertaker: 4 Partners
Most notorious for The Streak, The Undertaker has also had his fair share of reigns with the Tag Team Championship. His first reign came with Steve Austin. They would lose the tag titles to Mankind and Kane after a reign of only fifteen days. His next reign came in 1999 where he would form a team with Big Show known as The Unholy Alliance. They would feud with the team of X-Pac and Kane for the majority of 1999, winning the belts twice.
His next reign came with the Rock. They would defeat Edge and Christian but would onyl the title titles for a day. His last partner was his on-screen brother Kane. They would become known as “The Brothers of Destruction” and would win the belts twice in the year 2001, defeating Edge and Christian and then the team of Diamond Dallas Page and Kanyon.
6. Shawn Michaels: 4 Partners
My favourite wrestler joins this list next as Shawn Michaels has also won the Tag Team Championship with four different partners. Along with multiple world title reigns and Intercontinental title reigns, Michaels is one of WWE’s most decorated stars. His first two reigns came with fellow Kliq member Diesel as a part of the tag team “Two Dudes With Attitudes.” His next reign came with Steve Austin and they held the titles until Michaels was suspended for an alleged backstage brawl.
Michaels would then win the belts with John Cena after defeating Rated RKO. Michaels would turn on Cena causing them to lose the belts in a Battle Royal match. His final reign came with Triple H as a member of D-Generation X after defeating Jeri-Show at the TLC Pay-Per-View. They would lose the belts to the team of the Big Show and The Miz known as ShowMiz.
5. Kofi Kingston: 5 Partners
Kofi Kingston’s career sadly never advanced as it should have. Kofi would constantly be given mid-card titles in WWE with no feuds leading to people not caring. He has held both the Intercontinental and United States Championship multiple times. He has also held the Tag Team Championship five times, while defending with five different partners. His first reign came with CM Punk after they defeated Dibiase and Rhodes for the belts on an episode of RAW.
Their reign came to an end at house show for some odd reason. His next reign came in 2011, with his partner being Evan Bourne. However, due to Bourne being suspended, they would also lose the belts at a house show. His next reign came when he and R-Truth defeated Epico and Primo. His final two partners are his New Day members Xavier Woods and Big E, as he defends the belts with the both of them.
4. Chris Jericho: 5 Partners
“Y2J” Chris Jericho is one of wrestling’s most universally loved wrestlers. He has won the Tag Team Championship five times with five different partners. His first reign came with fellow Canadian Chris Benoit in 2001. They would defeat the team of Triple H and Steve Austin on an episode of RAW to win the titles. His next reign came while he was feuding with the Rock. They would win the tag team titles from the Dudleys.
His next reign came in 2002 where he and Christian would form an entertaining team, winning the titles once. He and Edge would team-up in 2009, forming what would have been an incredible team to watch but Edge got injured. His final reign came with the Big Show in the team known as Jeri-Show. They would hold the belts for 140 days until dropping them to D-Generation X.
3. Mick Foley: 5 Partners
The Hardcore Legend has also had his fair share of tag partners and championships during his tenure with the WWE. His first reign came when he was Dude Love and replaced Shawn Michaels as Steve Austin’s partner. Under Cactus Jack he would win the titles once with Chainsaw Charlie in the first and only Dumpster match against The New Age Outlaws at WrestleMania XIV. He would then team with Kane as Mankind and would win the belts twice.
Then of course, Mankind would team with The Rock forming the popular team the “The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection.” They would win the belts three different times but no reign would last very long. His last reign came with Al Snow after they defeated the Holly Cousins. This reign would last fifteen days as they would drop the tag titles to The New Age Outlaws.
2. Edge: 6 Partners
Probably the most decorated wrestler in WWE history, Edge has won abnormal amounts in WWE. His first title reign was the Intercontinental Championship which he held for only one night. As a tag team, Edge and Christian would win the belts on seven different occasions. After winning the King of the Ring and breaking away from Christian, Edge would team with Hulk Hogan and would win the Tag Team Championship against Billy and Chuck.
As a part of the “SmackDown Six,” he and Rey Mysterio would become the second ever SmackDown WWE Tag Team Champions. While going after the World Heavyweight Championship, Edge and Chris Benoit would defeat La Resistance for the titles. Edge and Randy Orton would later form Rated RKO and win the tag team titles once. His last reign came with Chris Jericho which ended earlier than expected because Edge tore his achilles.
1. Kane: 7 Partners
Kane has been a member of WWE since 1995. Over the course of this period he has been a multiple time World Champion. Unfortunately for Kane, he has also bene placed in a number of strange and random pairings. His first partner was Mankind. They would beat The New Age Outlaws and hold the Tag Team Championship twice with neither reign being that long. His next tag title reign was with X-Pac and they would hold the titles twice while feuding with The Unholy Alliance. Next, Kane would team with his on-screen brother The Undertaker and would defeat Edge and Christian for the tag titles in 2001.
In 2002 he would form a team with The Hurricane and beat Edge and Lance Storm. Kane would then team with Rob Van Dam winning the tag titles once with before turning on him. Kane’s next run would come with Big Show and they would have two different periods of teaming up and winning the Tag Team Championship. Kane’s final and most entertaining tag team was with Daniel Bryan as a member Team Hell No. They would win the belts once and defended them at WrestleMania XXIX against Dolph Ziggler and Big E in a winning effort.
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