Right through the Attitude Era to the Ruthless Aggression Era, WWE had numerous tag teams in the company who could legitimately hold the Tag Team Championship belts and would undoubtedly do justice to those prestigious belts. There was a time in the mid 2000s, when the WWE had two separate belts for the two brands, RAW and Smackdown, and the WWE still managed to produce a very competitive tag team division with good, if not great, tag teams.
But the current state of the tag team division in WWE is not the best and has been suffering considerably over the last few years as compared to the previous two decades. Be it the lack of quality in the tag team division or just the lack of teams itself, but the tag team division in WWE has surely lost its sheen for the years.
From make-shift temporary tag teams to big name factions to possibly the most bizarre combinations imaginable, the tag team division has seen a wide variety of teams competing in the tag division over the last two decades. With the Dudley Boyz recently returning back to the WWE and reminding us as to what we have been missing for quite a few years now, we thought of digging up few famous and interesting tag teams from the past who the WWE Universe would have loved to see still wrestle together.
The choices for the tag teams in the list below might be debatable and certainly there are quite a few famous and successful teams who have been left out but the ones that made it have enough caliber to stake claim and feature in the list.
21 Kane & Rob Van Dam
20 The Miz & John Morrison
Speaking of charisma, the combined charisma of John Morrison and The Miz would probably be second to none in the WWE. Not only did these two provide high quality entertainment in the ring but taking into account their appeal, the duo was given a show on WWE.com called ‘The Dirt Sheet’.
18 The British Bulldogs
The British Bulldogs were part of a golden generation of tag team wrestling. Rather than just being amazing on promos though, they let their work in the ring speak for themselves. Their rivalry with The Hart Foundation was extraordinary as the teams had history dating back to their Canadian Stampede days. Unfortunately, a career ending injury to Dynamite Kid would spell the end for this team. Kid's life would deteriorate, while Davey Boy Smith enjoyed a good singles run, but unfortunately passed away at 40 years old.
17 Edge & Rey Mysterio
16 The Rockers
First and foremost, we wish Shawn Michaels was still wrestling. However it's too bad Marty Jannetty was never able to keep his head on straight later on in his career. WWE actually did bring Jannetty back in the mid 2000s. The two reunited for a match against La Resistance, which they won. Jannetty also had a phenomenal match with Kurt Angle on Smackdown. Jannetty was soon released without explanation. It would have been cool to see The Rockers have a little more of a run together. Heck, we'd still take it today if we could.
14 Los Guerreros
13 The Steiner Brothers
12 Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas
10 The APA
9 The Hart Foundation
Bret Hart came up with the idea of forming a tag team with his brother-in-law and Jimmy Hart because he was stuck in limbo as a singles competitor and afraid of being released. He got his wish, as he turned heel to join up with his fellow Harts to form The Hart Foundation. The group ended up catching on, becoming one of the greatest tag teams ever. Hart used that momentum to build himself an amazing singles career. It's too bad the Hitman is incapable of wrestling an actual match these days, as a one-off from this tag team would be an amazing treat.
8 Brothers of Destruction
Kane and The Undertaker, arguably, the two most dominate forces in WWE history, pairing up together gave goosebumps to many. They never really had a long lasting run as a tag team but probably that exactly made it even more special every time they paired up.
Demolition was initially seen as a knockoff of the Road Warriros, but they soon would grow on the WWE audience. The group of Ax and Smash (and eventually Crush too) would enjoy a couple of tag team title reigns and had a classic with the Hart Foundation in a SumemrSlam match. Not many teams have been able to pull off the face paint look while still being intimidating, but Demolition did just that.
6 New Age Outlaws
“Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, Children of all ages. D-Generation, X proudly brings to you, the WWE, Tag Team Champions of the World! The Road Dogg Jesse James, the Badd Ass Billy Gunn…The New Age Outlaws!”, this iconic monologue remains one of the best in WWE history.
5 The Rock ‘n' Sock Connection
4 Rated RKO
3 Hardy Boyz
2 Edge & Christian
Edge and Christian were brilliant in-ring performers producing many tag team classics over the years and were equally entertaining with their mic work pulling off some hilarious gimmicks during the attitude era. Their signature move the ‘con-chair-to’ was a personal favorite for many which saw them simultaneously hit an opponent in the head with a chair. The numerous ladder matches and the subsequent TLC matches made Edge and Christian produce some very death defying and highlight reel moments in wrestling history. Having won the Tag Titles seven times, Edge and Christian are most definitely the most successful team on this list and possibly the ones the fans miss the most.
1 The Road Warriors
Could it really be anybody else? It seemed we were going to get this reunion back in 2003, as the Road Warriors made an appearance on WWE programming to challenge Kane and RVD for their tag titles. Unfortunately Hawk's health problems put a halt to it and he passed away later that year. It looks like the tag division is in the midst of a new beginning and having legends like the Legion of Doom to pass the torch would be amazing. What we do know, is we don't want Animal getting a replacement like Heidenreich.
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