The 2010s are coming to an end with another decade in the books for wrestling history. Tag team wrestling was an important part of the decade with many great teams breaking out or cementing their legacies as all-time great acts. All the teams that made an impact in their respective promotion’s tag divisions deserve to be considered among the best of the entire decade.
We will look back at all the best top-tier teams of the 2010s. Each team here played a huge role in audiences loving tag team wrestling. WWE, AEW, ROH, NJPW and many other promotions have been home to some of the top teams of the era. Find out which of your favorite duos hit home runs when given a chance to succeed. These are the top ten overall best tag teams of the 2010s decade.
10 The Hardy Boyz
Matt and Jeff Hardy reformed the Hardy Boyz tag team on a few occasions in the decade. Impact Wrestling was the place they first recaptured magic when teaming together under the gimmick of the Broken characters.
The Hardy Boyz left Impact for a short run in Ring of Honor with outstanding matches against the Young Bucks. Matt and Jeff returning to WWE was the end game with an all-time loud pop at WrestleMania 33 during the surprise appearance and winning the Raw Tag Team Championship.
9 The Revival
NXT started to become a major factor for wrestling in the 2010s. The Revival of Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder would break out in NXT with incredible matches against American Alpha and DIY. Fans became used to Revival delivering a classic at the TakeOver specials.
The call-up to the main roster has been met with ups and downs, but the ups certainly provide huge success. Dawson and Wilder would capture the Raw Tag Team Championship and Smackdown Tag Team Championship at different points to keep the winning ways going.
8 The Lucha Brothers
Real-life brothers Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix have become huge stars of the decade in both singles and tag team action. The start of Lucha Underground allowed them to get an opportunity in North America as singles talents.
Impact Wrestling started using Fenix and Pentagon as the Lucha Brothers tag team to great success. AEW made it a huge priority to sign them together when they hit the free-agent market. The Lucha Brothers end the decade as arguably the best team in the world today.
7 Undisputed Era
All four members of Undisputed Era show great chemistry and unity, but the duo of Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish are the main two that have achieved success as a team. Fish and O’Reilly started teaming in Ring of Honor as the duo known as Red Dragon.
The success in ROH and New Japan would land both men in NXT as Triple H looked to improve the roster. O’Reilly and Fish have been the dominant tag team in NXT for a few years now. Roderick Strong and Adam Cole have joined them at different points, but these two are a tag team of the decade.
6 The Bar
WWE put together two struggling singles wrestlers of Cesaro and Sheamus when forming The Bar. A long storyline of Cesaro and Sheamus facing off in a best of 5 series ended in a draw. Despite fans hating the finish, the matches were great.
Raw General Manager Mick Foley forced Cesaro and Sheamus to team up to claim their title shot that was on the line in their match. The Bar would become a top fixture in the tag division and even ended New Day’s record-breaking title reign. Cesaro and Sheamus had superb chemistry together to deliver countless great matches.
5 Team Hell No
The duo of Daniel Bryan and Kane was one of the first highly successful tag teams of the 2010s for WWE. Bryan and Kane started off as rivals being forced to team together under the name of Team Hell No. The comedic segments in anger management classes just made them more beloved by fans.
Kane and Bryan had great matches against The Shield as their main rival in the early days of the group getting established. WWE still likes to go back to the short reunions of Team Hell No due to the impact it left on fans as a popular act.
4 Santana and Ortiz
The duo of Santana and Ortiz go under a few different names. Fans to watch them in Impact Wrestling know them for the LAX name with Konnan as their manager. Meanwhile, AEW is currently trying to establish them with the name Proud and Powerful.
Regardless of what you call them, Santana and Ortiz have become one of the best tag teams in the world. The chemistry between them is one of a kind as both men always know how to set up the other. Santana and Ortiz will likely continue to become bigger stars as part of Chris Jericho’s Inner Circle faction.
3 New Day
Three members of the New Day would dominate WWE’s tag team division for half of the decade. Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods worked together to form the New Day faction. It took some time to get momentum, but they became a top overall act for WWE.
New Day winning the WWE Tag Team Championship in 2015 started a reign that broke Demolition’s run as the longest-reigning tag champs. The various duos of New Day had classic matches against The Bar, the Usos, Lucha Dragons and many others. New Day proved tag team wrestling could draw on the big stage.
2 The Usos
The one tag team to top New Day in WWE was the Usos. Jimmy and Jey Uso always worked together in WWE from the start of the decade to the end. Even when one of the two brothers missed time due to injury, the other was kept off television until the act was together again.
The Usos created magic in the ring together with their tandem moves and unique offense. WWE would witness Jimmy and Jey became their newest legacy tag team with many more years left in them. From the good guys with face paint to the edgier heels, the Usos represent tag team wrestling at the highest level.
1 The Young Bucks
The Young Bucks are a tag team that changed the wrestling industry without having to sign with WWE. Brothers Matt and Nick Jackson struggled early in the 2010s due to TNA never using them right. However, success in Ring of Honor and New Japan put them over the top.
The Bullet Club grew to new heights during the time of the Young Bucks working for ROH in the United States and NJPW in Japan. All their outstanding matches led to merchandising deals that changed the landscape. Tony Khan was impressed with the momentum of the Young Bucks and others enough to start AEW and make them Vice Presidents.