WWE.com is starting a list today (releasing 10 a day) of the 50 greatest tag teams in WWE history. But unlike most lists, this list contains teams based ONLY on what they did in the WWE. They reference Luger/Sting as an example of a team that won't appear on the list. Here are the first 10 for those who don't want to go through each page:
50. The Bushwhackers 49. The Mega Powers 48. The Soul Patrol 47. Paul London & Brian Kendrick 46. The Headshrinkers 45. The Twin Towers 44. The Moondogs 43. Booker T & Goldust 42. The Killer Bees 41. The Steiners
Post by Red Impact on Apr 23, 2012 18:04:01 GMT -5
I can see it now...
1: DX (Shawn Michaels and HHH) 2: Evolution (HHH and Ric Flair) 3: Two-Man Power Trip (HHH and Stone Cold) 4: DX (HHH and Road Dogg) 5: DX (HHH and Billy Gunn) 6: Evolution (HHH and Batista) 7: Evolution (HHH and Randy Orton) 8: McMahon Helmsley Faction (HHH and Vince McMahon) 9: HHH and Chris Jericho on that one night on Raw when HHH got the title given to him 10: HHH and Edge - The Night they teamed to beat John Cena in a non-title match
Post by Andrew is Good on Apr 23, 2012 18:48:07 GMT -5
My hope is there is a lack of bias. The most complaints they had were for the top 25 managers when they left out Jim Cornette and Paul Heyman. In recent years if I remember, they changed it up and added both men, but people were pissed. Even WWE members like Jim Ross and Howard Finkel didn't like what they saw.
To justify Londrick's position on the roster in comparison to the Killer Bees, the Bees were in a tag team division that was stacked, probably the best the tag team division ever was. I think most tag teams from that era should be on the list, just even based on how much competition they had and how they are remembered even today.
London and Kendrick were a great team, definitely a top team in WWE history, but they didn't have the competition the tag team champions had back then. Teams like the Hart Foundation, Demolition and The British Bulldogs should either top the list or be very high up just based on being champions in that era.
Yeah but they had about 10 matches in that year if that.
London and Kendrick are the 10th longest reigning tag team in history. They won both the WWE Tag Team Titles and the World Tag Team Titles. They were a team for 6 years.
I'm not even their biggest fans but I just hate to see history ignored and individuals looked over on history reflective lists just because they left the company.
That's all true, but they were such an afterthought at the time that it seemed so insignificant. It didn't really seem impressive at the time because they were so rarely featured. Not quite to the extent of Gillberberg's Light Heavyweight Championship reign, but similar in the sense that the reign looks much more impressive on paper than it did in reality.
Post by thelonewolf527 on Apr 23, 2012 23:25:35 GMT -5
40. Billy & Chuck 39. Jeri-Show 38. The Bodydonnas 37. The Powers of Pain 36. Team Lay-Cool 35. The Foreign Legion 34. MNM 33. Rated-RKO 32. The Brothers of Destruction 31. The Rock 'N' Sock Connection