In this era of wrestling most promotions have really forgot about tag team wrestling. Tag team wrestling is what helped build wrestling to what it is today. But it lays there forgotten and some of the best fueds have come from tag team wrestling.
There have been many great teams over the years like The Hardys, Ole and Arn Anderson, The Von Erichs, The Freebirds, Edge and Christian, Williams and Gordy...and so on.
There are many great wrestlers that have won many tag team championships with many diffrent partners like Edge and Booker T. But there is three teams that come to mind as the best of tag team wrestling.
When it comes to multi-time champions and winning championships all over the world. These are the best:
#3 The Road Warriors
The first tag team to win all three the major tag team championships at the time. Winning the AWA World Tag Team Championship, WCW World Tag Team Championship and the WWE World Tag Team Championship twice. Overseas they won the AJPW Double Cup Tag Team Championship, but when they won them then it was NWA International Tag Team Championship. PWI named them the tag team of the year three times.
They have had great feuds with the Midnight Expresss, The Nasty Boys, Dusty Rhodes, and The Fabulous Freebirds. I hope to see this great tag team in the WWE hall of Fame one day.
#2 The Dudley Boys
Yes the Dudley Boys not Team 3D. Bubba and Devon have done it all in the Tag Team world. It was a close one between them and my number one team. Like the Road Warriors they have won all the major tag team championships in their era.
Winning the ECW World Tag Team Championship eight times, TNA World Tag Team Championship three times, WCW World Tag Team Championship, and the WWE World Tag Team Championship nine times. Over seas they have won many titles as well, the biggest being the IWGP Tag Team Championship. PWI named the the tag team of the year in 2001.
The Dudleys have had many great feuds over the years with teams like the Hardys, Edge and Christian, The Gangstas, The Eliminators and most recently LAX, Beer Money Inc, and The British Invasion.
Without a doubt The Dudleys will go down as one of the greatest and most dominate tag teams in wrestling history. I really would have liked to see them go against the great tag teams of yesterday. Like the Horsemen, Hart Foundation, Harlem Heat and the number one team in this little story.
#1 The Steiner Brothers
They are known all over the world. The Dog Faced Gremlin Rick Steiner and his younger brother Big Papa Pump Scott Steiner: The Steiner Brothers. For ten years the they have wrestled some of the greatest tag teams in the world before going to singles action.
Winning the NWA/WCW United States Tag Team Championship, NWA/WCW World Tag Team Championship eight times, IWGP Tag Teams Championship twice, and the WWE World Tag Team Championship twice. They are a two time PWI tag team of the year.
While they may not have as many titles as the Dudleys, the level of competition was much higher. They are the arguably the best American tag team to compete in Japan and win some of their big titles.
With their power moves like the Steiner Line, belly to belly and belly to back suplexes, and the two finishing moves the Super Bulldog and Scott's Frankinsteiner they feuded and beat great teams such as Doom, The Nasty Boys, The Road Warriors, Sting and Lex Luger, Harlem Heat, The Freebirds, and Dr. Death Steve Williams & Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy.
Any of these teams have earned the right to be called the best tag team ever. I just happen to see it this way. Growing up when tag team wrestling ment something and wasn't just a filler on the card, hopefully one day tag team wrestling will get back the respect it deserves.
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