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Top 15 Most Undeserving Tag Team Champions

Some of the greatest performers in the history of North American professional wrestling have held tag team championships in organizations such as the National Wrestling Alliance, the World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling. “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Scott Steiner, Jeff Hardy, Dusty Rhodes, and “Nature Boy” Ric Flair are just some examples of wrestlers who started out as tag team specialists before they broke out on their own and won world titles as singles acts.

Not every member of a championship tag team could, of course, go on to have such a memorable career as a solo wrestler. That does not necessarily mean that he was an “undeserving” tag team champion. Take Marty Jannetty, referred to by some wrestling fans as the ultimate “other guy” of championship duo The Rockets. Jannetty never came close to matching all that the previously mentioned Michaels achieved as a solo wrestler. The other half of the Rockers was nevertheless a talented in-ring worker who was a fine tag team champion. Jannetty even held gold when he and Michaels were not paired together in the WWE.

With that said, there are some clear cases of wrestlers who were undeserving of ever holding any championship, let alone a world tag team title. That list includes some characters and gimmicks that, truth be told, probably shouldn't have seen the light of day. There are wrestlers who were either past their primes or who never really had a prime to begin with. The man who sits atop the list is an individual who was the recipient of a push from the WWE in the 2000s for reasons that still don't make a lot of sense to those of us who merely watch the product. At least the WWE eventually realized that fans were not going to back that wrestler, but the lesson was learned too late.

15 Jim Neidhart 

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14 Joey Mercury 

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13 Mike Rotunda 

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12 Kenny Kaos 

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11 Vladimir Kozlov

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10 Shawn Stasiak 

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9 Bull Buchanan 

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8 Justin Credible 

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7 Test 

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6 Eugene 

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5 Chavo Guerrero 

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4 Ted DiBiase Jr.

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3 Paul Roma 

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2 Roddy Piper 

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1 Heidenreich 

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Whenever the subject is “worst tag team champions” or “most undeserving tag team champions,” it is always a safe bet to assume that Heidenreich will at least be mentioned somewhere. The WWE tried to turn Heidenreich into a legitimate star back in the 2000s despite the fact that he wasn't all that great at any part of his job. Included in the push was linking Heidenreich with Animal to form a clunky version of the Road Warriors/Legion of Doom. Heidenreich and Animal held the WWE Tag Team titles for a few months before their one and only reign on top came to an end. That was about as good as things got for Heidenreich in the WWE.

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