This year, WWE did something a little different at the WWE Hall of Fame. Normally, there is one tag team inducted into the Hall but in 2019, WWE inducted both Harlem Heat and The Hart Foundation, and when DX is added, there were a lot of people honored in this year's ceremony.
However, that isn't a bad thing. While there are plenty of wrestlers who deserve a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame, there are a lot of amazing tag teams out there that still deserve recognition for their work in the industry. Here is a look at 10 legendary tag teams that still aren't in the WWE Hall of Fame.
It was a great moment for old-school NWA fans when the Rock 'N Roll Express received a WWE Hall of Fame induction despite barely competing there over their long careers. However, when Jim Cornette agreed to induct them, it made it glaringly obvious that one of the best tag teams in history was still sitting on the outside looking in.
Cornette's Midnight Express was one of the best heel tag teams in pro wrestling history -- and there were two versions that ranked at the top of the sport in the '80s. Loverboy Dennis Condry and Beautiful Bobby Eaton proved to be great and then when Sweet Stan Lane replaced Condry, they got even better. Add in Randy Rose too for his part, but this tag team deserves to be in the WWE Hall of Fame.
The Legion of Doom made it into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011, decades after they should have originally heard their names called. While many NWA fans considered Demolition to be a WWE knockoff of the LOD, they ended up being much more than that over time.
Ax and Smash held the WWE tag team titles longer than any other team in history until The New Day recently broke their record. A third member Crush joined them, but he passed away in 2007. The reason Demolition is not in the WWE Hall of Fame likely has to do with their parts in a lawsuit filed against WWE for concussion-related issues.
The Steiner Brothers were, at one time, the most celebrated tag team in professional wrestling history. Sadly, a lot of their accomplishments have been overshadowed by Scott Steiner's post-Steiner Brothers career as a bulked up psycho. However, they have the accolades to deserve an induction.
They held the WCW tag team titles seven times, the WWE tag team titles twice, and the IWGP tag team titles twice. In 2003, Pro Wrestling Illustrated named them the second best tag team of the PWI years. The biggest problem with this tag team entering the WWE Hall of Fame is putting a live mic in Scott Steiner's hands.
With The Hart Foundation entering the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019, it has fans remembering the British Bulldogs. Forget Strike Force, the Can-Am Connection, The Killer Bees, and other babyface tag teams of the '80s, the British Bulldogs with manager Capt. Lou Albano was the most popular and skilled babyface tag team of the Rock 'N Wrestling Era.
They only held the WWE tag team titles once but that was mostly due to the back injuries of Dynamite Kid, who ended up in a wheelchair at the end of his life. The problem with inducting the British Bulldogs into the WWE Hall of Fame lies in the fact that both men are dead, with Davey Boy Smith dying of a heart attack at the age of 39 and Dynamite dying in 2018.
Edge was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012 thanks to a career that saw him win 31 different titles in WWE including 11 world title reigns. Seven of those title reigns came with the tag team titles, which he won with Christian.
Christian is still not in the WWE Hall of Fame at all, despite holding 20 different titles himself, including two world title reigns. As a tag team, Edge and Christian redefined tag team wrestling alongside the Dudley Boyz and Hardy Boyz. While the Hardy Boyz are still competing, the Dudley Boyz are in the WWE Hall of Fame and Edge and Christian deserve it too.
There is little chance that the Brainbusters will ever get into the WWE Hall of Fame despite their credentials. The fact is that Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard are already in the Hall of Fame as part of the Four Horsemen faction. While Ric Flair has multiple inductions, Arn and Tully won't get that honor.
That is disappointing since they are one of the best technical tag teams to ever step into the ring. They held the WWE world tag team titles once while managed by Bobby Heenan and put on great matches anytime they stepped into the ring. They also held the NWA world titles twice and PWI named them the 15th best tag team in the PWI years.
If anyone deserves multiple inductions, it is Shawn Michaels. He is already a member as a solo competitor, a multi-time world champion, and he entered again in 2019 as part of DX, a faction that helped WWE win the Monday Night Wars and put WCW under. However, before either of those parts of his career, Michaels was part of The Rockers.
Originally called the Midnight Rockers in the AWA, Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty won two world tag team titles. They ended up moving on to WWE and never won the tag team titles there, but were involved in one of the most memorable moments in wrestling history when Shawn superkicked Marty through the Barber Shop window, breaking up their tag team.
Money Inc seemed, at the time, just a way for WWE to give two veterans something to do. Ted DiBiase was supposed to be the world champion but backstage politics took that away from him and The Million Dollar Man instead became the Million Dollar Champion. Mike Rotunda was a former two-time tag team champion with Barry Windham as the U.S. Express and actually competed at the first WrestleMania as that team.
However, Money Inc made it work and became a very entertaining tag team with The Million Dollar Man and IRS teaming up to win the WWE tag team titles three times in the '90s.
WCW fans are still waiting for WWE to finally induct the nWo into the WWE Hall of Fame. When that happens, the inductees are likely to be Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan, and Eric Bischoff. However, when it comes to tag teams, there is no reason that The Outsiders don't deserve consideration.
The Outsiders were a tag team in WWE before they even started the nWo. They ended up feuding with other tag teams in the company during the early days of the nWo, with the Steiner Brothers as their main rivals. The duo ended up as five-time WCW tag team champions.
Harlem Heat made it into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019, a team that never competed together in WWE and a team that had one partner in Stevie Ray who never wrestled for the company. With that in mind, there was another big tag team in WCW that was very successful and had both members, and their manager, play big roles in WWE as well.
Teddy Long, the future GM of SmackDown Live, was the manager and Doom was WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons, who later teamed with JBL as The Acolytes, and Butch Reed, who worked in the '80s WWE as The Natural. The two were the NWA world tag team champions when the company changed its name to WCW.