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    Tag Team Wrestling

    I just stumbled across a random website that ranked the 28 greatest Tag Teams of all time. The Website is New Arena, and their rankings are as follows:

    28. The Rock N Sock Connection
    27. The Brothers of Destruction
    26. The Natural Disasters
    25. Money Inc.
    24. Los Guerreros
    23. The Kings of Wrestling
    22. The Rockers
    21. The Shield
    20. D-Generation X
    19. The Young Bucks
    18. Harlem Heat
    17. The New Day
    16. The Wild Samoans
    15. The Steiner Brothers
    14. The Von Erichs
    13. Demolition
    12. The New Age Outlaws
    11. The Fabulous Freebirds
    10. The British Bulldogs
    9. The Brain Busters
    8. The Midnight Express (all members)
    7. The Outsiders
    6. The Rock N Roll Express
    5. The Hardy Boys
    4. The Hart Foundation
    3. The Dudley Boys
    2. Edge & Christian
    1. Legion of Doom/Road Warriors

    While this is a really good list, I would have changes some of the top ten. I know there is wrestling terminology called "Road Warrior Pop", but in my opinion, I think that the Dudleys have had more success world wide, won more titles, and were a tag team for a longer period of time. To me, the Dudleys are #1, and the Road Warriors are #2.

    Also, the Outsiders are ranked too high, over the likes of the New Day, Harlem Heat, and Demolition.

    Same for Edge & Christian, they should be ranked a little lower.

    My top 5:

    5. The Rock N Roll Express
    4. Edge & Christian
    3. The Hardy Boys
    2. The Road Warriors/Legion of Doom
    1. The Dudley Boys


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    this is definitely an interesting list - i think i've seen it before. It's going to be all about personal preference here methinks. I would put the Midnight Express in the top 5 for sure. I feel the Hardy Boys are a bit overrated in this list as are the Hart Foundation. I would slot the LOD at 1, Dudley Boys at 2, E&C at 3, the Midnights at 4 and I guess the Rock N Roll Express at 5, though I have a hard time not including the Brain Busters due to personal preference. The Steiners get the shaft on this list too, I don't see any world where they are not a top 10 team.

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    The list strikes me as being too skewed towards the present. The 1980s is really the golden age of tag wrestling and I'd say the top five should be pretty much dominated by the period, and there should be more teams from there generally. For my money, The Fantastics are a better team than most of the people on that list.

    I suppose at some level it depends on whether greatest just means 'best', or does it also factor in something like 'biggest'. I'd guess it would have to, in order to get this list in this order.

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    I mean right off the bat, The outsiders in the top ten of tag teams of all time? They probably wouldn't even make my top 50. I don't think i've ever seen a good a outsiders tag team match.

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    I do wonder about the criteria for that list, if there was any. Definitely American-centric too, no Holy Demon Army even. Some merit but my list would definitely look completely different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizfan View Post
    Definitely American-centric too
    Potentially un-popular wrestling opinion: tag-team wrestling is the one area where it's completely legitimate to be American-centric.


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    Here is the PWI list from 2003. I think to compare list is interesting, because that list to me has a recent bias, and VERY WWE centric. PWI does list more Japanese teams. Though I will agree, I think we can agree most Japanese wrestlers are seen as a singles wrestler. Also, this list is missing a lot of Mexico, especially considering Mexico is a very tag team centric territory.

    1. The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal)
    2. The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott)
    3. The Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy)
    4. The Rock-n-Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson)
    5. The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid)
    6. Mitsuharu Misawa and Kenta Kobashi
    7. Stan Hansen and Bruiser Brody
    8. Holy Demon Army (Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue)
    9. Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr.
    10. Giant Baba and Jumbo Tsuruta
    11. Mitsuharu Misawa and Toshiaki Kawada
    12. Antonio Inoki and Tatsumi Fujinami
    13. Akira Maeda and Nobuhiko Takada
    14. Jumbo Tsuruta and Genichiro Tenryu
    15. The Brainbusters (Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson)
    16. Miracle Violence Combination (Terry Gordy and Steve Williams)
    17. Riki Choshu and Yoshiaki Yatsu*
    18. Los Gringos Locos (American Love Machine and Eddy Guerrero)
    19. Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood
    20. Ted DiBiase and Steve Williams
    21. Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey)
    22. Hiroshi Hase and Great Muta
    23. The Von Erichs (David, Kevin and Kerry)
    24. Stan Hansen and Ted DiBiase
    25. Riki Choshu and Animal Hamaguchi*
    26. El Hijo del Santo and Octagon
    27. Hiroshi Hase and Kensuke Sasaki
    28. The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane)
    29. Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle
    30. Genichiro Tenryu and Ashura Hara**
    31. The Olympics (Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu*)
    32. Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane)
    33. The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty)
    34. Stan Hansen and Terry Gordy
    35. North-South Connection (Dick Murdoch and Adrian Adonis*)
    36. Big Van Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow
    37. The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart)
    38. Can-Am Express (Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat)
    39. The Blonde Bombers (Ray Stevens and Pat Patterson)
    40. The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash)
    41. Jimmy Snuka and Ray Stevens
    42. Shinjiro Ohtani and Tatsuhito Takaiwa
    43. The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Jesse James)
    44. Antonio Inoki and Hulk Hogan
    45. Dick Murdoch and Masked Superstar
    46. Tatsumi Fujinami and Kengo Kimura*
    47. Jushin Liger and El Samurai
    48. USA Express (Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo)
    49. The High Flyers (Jim Brunzell and Greg Gagne)
    50. The Hollywood Blondes (Steve Austin and Brian Pillman)
    51. Ray Stevens and Greg Valentine
    52. Lex Luger and Sting
    53. The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags)
    54. The Brisco Brothers (Jack and Jerry)
    55. Shawn Michaels and Diesel
    56. Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee
    57. The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage)
    58. Hell Raisers (Hawk and Kensuke Sasaki)
    59. Demolition (Ax, Smash, and Crush)
    60. Gene Anderson and Ivan Koloff
    61. Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster)
    62. Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray)
    63. The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers)
    64. Ivan and Nikita Koloff
    65. Dynamic Duo (Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez)
    66. Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen
    67. East-West Connection (Jesse Ventura and Adrian Adonis)
    68. Los Cowboys (Silver King and El Texano**)
    69. Footloose (Samson Fuyuki* and Toshiaki Kawada)
    70. Strike Force (Rick Martel and Tito Santana)
    71. The Sheepherders (Luke Williams and Butch Miller)
    72. Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton
    73. The Heavenly Bodies (Tom Pritchard, Stan Lane & Jimmy Del Ray)
    74. Rick Martel and Tony Garea
    75. Ken Patera and Crusher Blackwell
    76. Dusty Rhodes and Magnum TA
    77. Masked Superstar and Super Destroyer
    78. Jerry Lawler and Jeff Jarrett
    79. Ole and Arn Anderson
    80. Robert Fuller* and Jimmy Golden*
    81. The Moondogs (Rex and Spot)
    82. Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas
    83. The Quebecers (Jacques and Pierre)
    84. Owen Hart and Davey Boy Smith
    85. Ray Stevens and Ivan Koloff
    86. Paul Jones and Masked Superstar
    87. Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes
    88. Dusty Rhodes and Manny Fernandez
    89. The Eliminators (Perry Saturn and John Kronus)
    90. Barry Windham and Lex Luger
    91. Doom (Butch Reed and Ron Simmons)
    92. Ivan Putski and Tito Santana
    93. The Samoans (Afa and Sika)
    94. The Dream Team (Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake)
    95. Rick Rude and Manny Fernandez
    96. Nikolai Volkoff and Iron Shiek
    97. The Powers of Pain (Warlord and Barbarian)
    98. Curt Hennig and Scott Hall
    99. Badd Company** (Pat Tanaka and Paul Diamond)
    100. Mark and Chris Youngblood

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