Even though I rarely watch pro wrestling anymore, I do occasionally tune in to Monday Night Raw or Smack Down and even the occasional TNA program.
One of the things I’ve noticed over the past few years is pro wrestling has become more about individuals and less about dynamic wrestling teams. You’ll still have tag team matches but you rarely see teams that are so good, they can carry the program or be the reason you want to watch.
With that in mind, I’m creating a list of the ten most entertaining pro wrestling tag teams I’ve seen in my life-time. Some are actually still wrestling, though in a lesser role. Others are now retired. But all of them were great in their own way. And after watching action packed matches, you could relax and play some casino games at bk8thai.club/ทางเข้า-bk8/.
Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott Steiner) – I believe I see these two wrestle on occasion still but they are no longer main event material like they were a decade ago. I’m putting them on the top of my list simply because their style was so similar to amateur wrestling you had a hard time believing it wasn’t real. The fact they could suplex opponents out of every possible position with a great deal of force usually left my back hurting a bit and I was really disappointed when WCW chose to break them up.
Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) – This team was so successful, WWE tried to bring back various re-incarnations of it. But, the original was always the best; especially when they were wrestling as heels. Bret “The Hitman” Hart was among the best technical wrestlers in the sport while Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart was a power wrestler. It was a perfect combination and you can’t argue with the pink and black color scheme.
The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) – I still see this team around even though Hawk is now deceased. No tag team list would be complete without the original Legion of Doom though. What wrestling fan didn’t want to own those spiked shoulder pads? And, even though they were both powerful men, they were very agile too; making for some interesting wrestling matches. Many other teams tried to mimic them but none succeeded.
The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) – This is another team that has had a couple of incarnations and the one I’m mentioning isn’t even the original pairing. But, I think Eaton and Lane had a natural chemistry in the ring and it showed. In fact, long after the Midnight Express broke up, Eaton would go on to have a decent career on other tag teams.
The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) – There were more members of the Freebirds than the two mentioned but these guys ruled the ring when they were in it. And, their theme song “Badstreet U.S.A.” was one that would stick in your head long after the match was over with.
The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) – This is a team that actually didn’t last too long but was a very memorable one for me. You had two 400-plus pound guys who could move pretty well and would win matches simply by beating their opponents down; the ultimate heel tag team.
The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) – Long before Shawn Michaels became the Heartbreak Kid, he was a member of a tag team that featured a lot of high flying moves and fast paced action. What made them great is you really never knew what was going to happen next.
The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags and Brian Knobbs) – When I first saw this team wrestle, I thought they had a horrible gimmick. But, after watching them viciously dismantle opponents while going out of their way to humiliate them in the ring, they grew on me. They lost a bit of the luster when they stopped being heels but they were still entertaining.
The Rock N Roll Express (Rick Morton and Robert Gibson) – I would probably have mentioned this team sooner in this list but they were simply outshined by the Midnight Express during their hay-day and even by the Rockers later on. But, this was one of the better teams when it came to combining technical wrestling with high flying moves.
Harlem Heat (Booker T. and Stevie Ray) – I used to hate this team when they were wrestling, which is why they are now on my top 10 list. They were one of those heel teams that everyone expected to lose but still somehow managed to win. They didn’t have a lot of technical wrestling skill but were pretty impressive power wise.
Honorable Mention: The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage) – This combination didn’t last too long; which was to be expected. But, you had two of the most popular wrestlers at the time teaming up together and, while their matches were a little too extreme in some circumstances (Savage once revived an unconscious Hogan by landing an elbow drop on him), they were definitely entertaining.