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The 10: Wrestling Tag Teams

When you think of wrestling, it’s usually thoughts of an individual sport. But. Tag team wrestling has just as much to do with wrestling and history as any one wrestler.

You can’t tell me that the Road Warrior’s didn’t play just as big a part of the overall landscape of wrestling as Ric Flair. Whether they were naturally united or forced together through unusual circumstances, tag team wrestling will always work.

This week’s  “10” is focused on some of my favorite tag teams throughout wrestling history. Not listed from best-to-worst, or any ranking system. These are tag teams that always stood out to me.

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10. The British Bulldogs

Cousins Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith hailed from the UK and were dominate during there time.

Dynamite was the speed and Davey Boy was the power.

They would have some really good feuds with the Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff and the Hart Foundation.

Injuries stopped Dynamite Kid’s career short, but Davey Boy would go on to have a very good solo career.

9. Harlem Heat

Brothers Booker T and Stevie Ray were two of the dude’s that looked like they beat the brakes off of you in real life.

That’s why they worked. That fear factor was real.

They were babyface for a time, but they were always better as a heel team to me.

8. The Mega-Powers

When you have a team consisting of  Macho Man and Hulk Hogan, how can you lose?

When this union happened, it shocked the world because for so long they were bitter rivals.

But, the union was short-lived as jealousy from Macho Man towards Hogan over his questionable moves towards their manager and Macho’s real-life wife Elizabeth came into play.

But, for the time they were together, it was amazing.

Macho was starting to really get over with the fans, so this union at the time was perfect.

7. Midnight Express

While there were various versions, my personal favorite run was with Stan Lane and Bobby Eaton with Jim Cornette as their manager.

They worked like a finely oiled machine in the ring and Cornette is quite possibly the greatest manager on the microphone ever. They collected a ton of hardware during their run as well.

The match where they lost their belts to the Road Warriors is one for the record books.

6. Brothers of Destruction

A team consisting of the Undertaker and his brother Kane had their way during their time together.

This union was one of those that came together later instead of them both starting as a team, but they had a really good chemistry together so it always looked really natural.

I wish they would have spent more time together as a team, but their singles careers were waiting in the wings.

5. Doom

With a name like that, you better be dominant. They were.

Butch Reed and Ron Simmons were managed by Teddy Long and were all business. They had a run where they wrestled under black hoods, but when they unmasked, they were even more intimidating.

They definitely deserved a longer run at the top than what they had.

4. The Steiner Brothers

Real-life brothers Rick and Scott Steiner were a force during their run. I think I am more a fan of their WCW run than I am of their WWF one.

They were the perfect combination of speed and power and their amateur background was always on display. Rick is still one of my favorite wrestlers to this day.

3. The Road Warriors

If you ask your average wrestling fan who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s who their favorite tag team is, they are going to tell you the Road Warriors.

Why? They were two guys with face paint and spiked shoulder pads who look like jacked up extras from Mad Max.

And, with names like Hawk and Animal, what would you expect. I don’t like to rank, but if I did they would get a perfect 10 on the bad-ass scale.

2.  The New Day

Aside from Big E, I wasn’t a fan of Koffi Kingston or Xavier Woods solo careers.

But, when they joined together to form The New Day, it worked and I was sold. I know a lot of people think they are over the top, but they have managed to figure out how to make it work and stretch it out.

This is a gimmick that should have run it’s course a long time ago, but they manage to still make it work. I am interested in what happens when the band breaks up though.

1. Motor City Machine Guns

All I am going to say about them is check out the empty arena match between them and Generation Me floating around on Youtube.

It blew my mind!

Alex Shelly and Chris Sabin are one of the greatest teams in the history of the business…period!

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