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The 15 Most Controversial Teams In Wrestling History

Perhaps more than any other division in wrestling, tag teams lend themselves to be some of the most controversial characters in the business. Perhaps it's the notion of taking a loud, obnoxious character and multiplying all of his antics by two. Maybe with the lack of emphasis put on the division, tag teams feel the need to be even more outlandish than singles stars to stand out and set themselves far apart from the pack. Or it’s just the absolute path of carnage two men can carve out together.

Like the times, wrestling has changed over the years. In the early seventies, Dusty Rhodes and Dick Murdock were the villainous West Texas Outlaws. But what was considered controversial forty years ago (bringing a donkey around), would be considered tame today. The years go by and the times change. Cheating babyfaces are the norm now, but it was unheard of 30 years ago. Brash heels who talk trash about anyone and everything and bad guys who destroy the competition were the new thing 15 years ago, and those acts got over and became what was thought of as badass babyfaces.

Then, things got more complicated, as we started to see groups of wrestlers form, rather than just duos. With that, we got a bunch of factions that pushed the boundaries of the wrestling industry.

Bob Dylan sang “The Times They Are A–Changing.” They change much more in wrestling than in any other sport. Every era has its fair of controversial tag teams, but some do seem tamer than others depending on the era. With such a subjective sport and a subjective word in mind, here are the 15 most controversial teams in wrestling history.

15 15. The Killer Bees

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14 14. The Young Bucks

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13 13. The Hollywood Blonds

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12 12. The Awesome Truth

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11 11. D-Generation X

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10 10. The APA

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9 9. The Nation of Domination

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8 8. The Hart Foundation

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7 7. The Mexicools

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6 6. The Fabulous Freebirds

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5 5. The Gangstas

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4 4. The Outsiders

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3 3. Billy and Chuck

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2 2. The New Age Outlaws

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1 1. The Dudley Boyz

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Controversial can only start to describe The Dudley Boyz. Vile, disgusting, and evil adds to it, and they hadn't even put a single woman through a table yet. Their early days in the WWE, which featured the pair powerbombing Divas through tables, make those damn Dudley look like saints in comparison to what they did in ECW. Besides delivering a 3D to Beulah McGillicutty through a table, The Dudleys were fans of setting tables on fire and using staple guns and other instruments of destruction. But like any great heel team, the brothers insulted fans, promotors, their opponents, some more fans, and those fans' mothers, inciting riots just about everywhere they went. The Dudleys were the reason that the Elks Lodge in Queens, New York into The Madhouse of Extreme.

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