Tag team wrestling, when it's at its best there's hardly anything in wrestling that can compete with it. But when it's at its worst however, it can be treated as just a sideshow to throw people together to try and give them a purpose. Throughout WWE history there are countless teams that grew up together and knew each other in the ring move for move without having to speak a word, and then there are those teams that can't seem to do anything right no matter what.
There have been brothers, life-long best friends, and simply people with the same desires that make up some of the best tag teams the industry has ever seen. Then there are those that simply have nothing better to do that put a black mark on whatever titles they managed to hold
10 Best - The Usos
The story of The Usos can be broken down into two distinct time frames, their time spent as a neon face painted bland baby face team and post heel turn "Uso Penitentiary" edgy duo willing to do whatever is necessary to get to and remain on top. As six time tag team champions, The Usos have proven they have the ability to carry a whole division on their backs and make any other tag team on the roster look like a million bucks whether in victory or defeat which is a statement that can only be made about the best of the best
9 Worst - Deuce 'n Domino
Right from the get go it was clear that the WWE saw something in Deuce 'n Domino that it seems like no one else did. After debuting in early 2007, the duo were hot shot into the title scene only a few months later feuding with Paul London and Brian Kendrick. In April they managed to defeat the reigning tag team champions, earning their first and only reign on top of the Smackdown brand. After retaining the titles in a triple threat managed, Deuce 'n Domino managed to hold off the dream team of Sgt. Slaughter and Deuce's real life father, Jimmy Snuka, before sitting out for a month and promptly dropping the titles to a feuding Matt Hardy and MVP in August.
8 Best - Edge & Christian
The masters of the five second pose and TLC matches, Edge and Christian perfected the roles of goofy heels that also demanded to be taken seriously in between the ropes. While playing kazoos backstage and wearing ridiculous sunglasses the duo managed to pile up an amazing seven tag team title reigns and shown the brightest on the biggest stages.
First at Summerslam in 2000 and then at following WrestleMania, Edge and Christian set the world ablaze with their victories in the first two Tables, Ladders, and Chairs matches against two other teams still to come.
7 Worst - 1-2-3 Kid & Marty Jannetty
It seems as if the WWE loves nothing more than the perpetual underdog, and back in 1994 they had a couple of them to throw together and make a tag team. While on their own both the 1-2-3 Kid, more commonly known as X-Pac, and Marty Jannetty were capable of gaining audience effection from time to time, when they were paired together it was more an act of charity than anything else.
After somehow being the sole surviors of a Survior Series contest, the 1-2-3 Kid and Jannetty formed a team gunning for the tag titles that were held by The Quebecers at the time. Kid and Jannetty managed to win the championships only because they were contested in match where disqualifications caused a title change, only to lose the championships back to The Quebecers the following week on RAW.
6 Best - The Dudley Boyz
One of the most well traveled teams in all of wrestling history, it's harder to find an accolade the Dudley Boyz didn't achieve than ones that they have. During their first run in the WWE, The Dudley's were quick to prove their worth quickly engaging in a three way feud with Edge & Christian, and The Hardyz over the tag team titles while taking part in the aforementioned breathtaking TLC matches. Winning a total of 10 tag team titles during their time with the company, here's hoping that the "brothers" have a whole room dedicated to their championships.
5 Worst - Ric Flair & Roddy Piper
Timing can be everything when it comes to tag teams, and there certainly was a time where a team of Ric Flair and Roddy Piper would've set the world ablaze, but that time was roughly 20-30 years before they became tag team champions. Ric Flair may have been timeless but outside of nostalgia there was no reason to give this team the titles, while both are inarguable legends of the wrestling business beating them comes off as less of an accomplishment and more like just beating up two senior citizens.
4 Best - The New Day
Looking back at the foundation of The New Day it really is astonishing that they've managed to reach the heights that they have. While the trio were not doing much as individuals, they seemed to be even worse off as a group in the beginning as fans soundly rejected the new "fan favorite" trio.
When it was clear that their current direction wasn't doing anyone any favors, The New Day took matters into their own hands and began showing more and more of their own personalities and quickly winning the hearts of many whether as heels or faces. The New Day have helped carry the tag division on their backs in recent times including a record breaking reign of an astonishing 483 days as Raw Tag Team Champions.
3 Worst - DDP & Kanyon
No worst of list would truly be complete if there wasn't some sort of mention of the "Invasion" storyline of 2001. One of the greatest what if's/blunders in WWE history saw mid-carder after mid-carter come into the fold with only one or two true possible main eventers jumping ship.
One of those main eventers was former multi time WCW World Champion, Diamond Dallas Page. DDP was never able to connect with the crowd in nearly the same way as he did in WCW, while Kanyon was never able to period. The duo somehow won the tag titles from the APA before swiftly dropping them less than two weeks later to The Brothers of Destruction.
2 Best - The Hardy Boyz
Whether you're talking about longevity or impact on the business, it's hard to argue against The Hardy Boyz as being the greatest tag team the WWE has ever seen. After formally debuting in 1998 the team managed to win their championships in 1999. The Hardy's were of course involved in those triple threat TLC matches where they always managed to steal the show even though they never managed to come out on top. The duo racked up title after title before their original split but showing that time was just another opponent for the brothers to defeat, returned at WrestleMania 33 to capture more gold and if that wasn't enough just recently secured themselves yet another title reign, before another unfortunate injury to Jeff, in the WWE, 20 years after their first.
1 Worst - John Cena & David Otunga
Back in the Spring/early Summer of 2010 there wasn't a hotter angle in wrestling than the debut of The Nexus. The group of rookies from the first season of NXT, back when it was more game show than wrestling show, took the company by storm wreaking havoc on anyone and anything in their paths. The momentum didn't last long however as only a few months after their debut the group was essentially taken down completely by one man, John Cena. After defeating The Nexus at SummerSlam there was an attempt to get some heat back on the group when Cena was forced to join the stable and compete for the tag team championships with David Otunga. The thrown together team managed to win the titles and hold them for a whole day before being forced to drop the straps to fellow stable mates Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel.