The Road Warriors
The Road Warriors a.k.a. the Legion of Doom was the greatest tag team in wrestling history. This imposing team composed of “Hawk” and “Animal,” and was managed by Paul Ellering. They won championships in the AWA, NWA, WWF, and other promotions they wrestled. As a tag team, they were destructive, powerful, and so vicious. The Road Warriors revolutionized Tag Team wrestling by showing that big muscle-bound wrestlers could not only be powerful, but agile and fast. They won over wrestling fans with their face paint, spiked shoulder pads, and power moves. Their finishing move was the Doomsday Device, one of the greatest tandem maneuvers in wrestling. They had legendary feuds with The Freebirds, The Russians, and the Horsemen.
The Steiner Brothers
The Steiner Brothers was the greatest brother tag team in wrestling history. Rick and Scott Steiner competed in many wrestling promotions such as the NWA, WCW, WWF, and New Japan Pro Wrestling. They won ten tag team championships as a team. In addition, are one of only two tag teams to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship, the IWGP Tag Team Championship, and the WWF Tag Team Championship in professional wrestling history (the other being the Dudley Boyz). Their exciting matches consisted of many high-risk and power moves, which never fail to electrify wrestling fans. They had major feuds with Doom, the Horsemen, and Harlem Heat.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Express
Rock ‘n’ Roll Express was one of the best teams ever. Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson joined forces in Memphis in the early 1980s and immediately rose to stardom. They are a four-time NWA World Tag Team Champions and a ten-time Smokey Mountain Wrestling Tag Team Champions. They competed in other wrestling promotions and won championships there. At the height of their super-stardom, they were the hottest tag team in the business. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express had a huge following especially with teenage fans. Many wrestling experts acknowledged them as the first team in wrestling to incorporate Rock & Roll into their repertoire. They had major feuds with The Freebirds and The Midnight Express.
Harlem Heat was another great brother tag team in wrestling history. Booker T and Stevie Ray rose to prominence in the 1990s, winning the WCW World Tag Team Championship a record ten times together. It is the most in WCW history. They are also a 3-time GWA World Tag Team Champions. Harlem Heat engaged in many legendary feuds with Nasty Boys, Road Warriors, and Steiner Brothers. They split in 1999 with Stevie Ray pending retirement, and the WCW built Booker T for a singles star. Harlem Heat’s legacy lives on as one of the best tag teams in World Championship Wrestling.
Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard
Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard was a great pair who wrestled as the Horsemen and Brain Busters. They captured the NWA World Tag Team Championship twice and the WWF Tag Team Championship. Every time Arn and Tully step inside the ring, they put on a tag-team wrestling clinic. They got the job done even if it met cheating behind the referee’s back. Arn and Tully had great chemistry and communicated so well in the ring. Arn was the worker and did the power moves. Tully was flashy and had the speed and charisma. This great tag team had major feuds with Road Warriors, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, Midnight Express, and Demolition.
The Hollywood Blonds
The Hollywood Blonds was my favorite heel tag team in WCW. “Stunning” Steve Austin and “Flyin” Brian Pillman were clever, slick, and ignored all the rules. Their wrestling styles complemented each other really well. Brian Pillman was the high-flying, ring technician. Steve Austin was the cunning, powerhouse of the team. They held the WCW/NWA Tag Team Titles. The Hollywood Blonds had major feuds with Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas, and the Horsemen. They would eventually split because of political reasons, but their legacy as one of the best tag teams of the 1990s.
Hart Foundations was one of the most talented tag teams in WWF history. They consisted of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart and Bret “The Hitman” Hart, and managed by Jimmy Hart. The Hart Foundations won the WWF Tag Team Championship twice. This was the classic pairing of a great technical wrestler (The Hitman) and a powerhouse (The Anvil). Their adaptability led to major feuds with The British Bulldogs, Killer Bees, Demolition, and The Brain Busters. The Hart Foundation excelled as both heels and babyfaces.
Demolition was a pair of wrestlers known as Ax and Smash. The great Mr. Fuji once managed them, and they took the WWF by storm. Demolition captured the WWF World Tag Team Titles on three different occasions and holds the records for both the single longest tag title reign and the most combined days as reigning champions. Their concept was a clone of the Road Warriors look with the face paint and leather outfits. During their run in the WWF in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Demolition had been both villains and fan favorites. Crush was also a member of Demolition.
The British Bulldogs
The British Bulldogs were the team of cousins Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid. The late great Captain Lou Albano managed them. Their mascot was a bulldog named Matilda. The British Bulldogs captured the WWF World Tag Team Titles by defeating “The Dream Team” of Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake at WrestleMania 2. They were one of the coolest tag teams in the WWF in the 1980s. The British Bulldogs impressed many wrestling fans with their power, speed, and high-flying moves. They had major feuds with The Dream Team, The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff, and the Hart Foundations. If it were not for Dynamite Kid’s back injury, The British Bulldogs would have dominated the tag team division a lot longer.
Dudley Boyz a.k.a. Team 3D is a tag team consisting of Brother Ray and Brother Devon. They are the most decorated tag team in professional wrestling history. They are a 23-time World Tag Team Champions, winning championships in ECW, WCW, WWE, and New Japan Pro Wrestling. They are one of the most hated and extreme tag teams in history. They are currently competing in TNA, where they continue to have success.