Like anything in pro wrestling, there are greats and not-so-greats. Tag teams are no exception as there have been some truly great teams in the pantheon of pro wrestling, but there have been many more horrible teams in comparison to the good ones. A team can be a failure for any number of reasons such as having a bad gimmick, wrestlers who are not compatible with one another, or the team just does not connect with the fans. It is these reasons that make or break the cohesiveness of a team, leading them to ultimately breaking up or going through a gimmick change that will hopefully find better success with the crowd. These teams on this list are worse than bottom of the barrel; they are not even in the barrel. These teams are what people point to as the cause of downtrend of tag team wrestling that has occurred at various points over the years.
In order to come up with this ranking, the teams mentioned were graded primarily on how awful their gimmick was, though their in-ring ability was considered, though a few of these teams could hold their own inside the ring but they were just weighed down by terrible gimmicks. These are the kind of teams that make you scratch your head and wonder what creative was thinking when they came up with the gimmick. While there may have been the right jumping off point for a team by having solid workers as part of it, the overall gimmick and how they did not work well together ultimately brought the team down to sludge level.
So please read, enjoy, and let us know what you think down in the comments section. How would you have ranked these differently? Are there other teams that you felt should have made the list or that one of the entries should be ranked differently?
15 High Energy
14 Legion of Doom 2.0 (Animal & Heidenreich)
13 Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie
11 The Godwinns
10 The Dicks
9 David Flair & Crowbar
8 Harlem Heat 2000
7 The Spirit Squad
6 The Basham Brothers
5 Deuce 'n Domino
4 Tekno Team 2000
3 Anything That the Harris Twins Did
2 West Hollywood Blondes
1 The Johnsons
Now while the West Hollywood Blondes may have been overt in coming off as gay men, they still do not hold a candle to The Johnsons, a wrestling pair of dongs. Debuting on the first pay-per-view broadcast of TNA and going under the name of Dick and Rod Johnson, they came to the ring covered in beige latex body suits meant to make them look like penises. No reason was ever given as to why anyone thought this was a good idea let alone one that would draw in fans and convince them to continue to buy tickets and merchandise, outside of being able to say that TNA was the first promotion to have wrestling phalluses under contract.
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