The team that on August 14th, 1987 perhaps reached the pinnacle of success by becoming the #13 contenders to the US Tag Team Titles: The Mulkey Brothers. Either that or a combination of the Cornette Midnight Express'.
This probably won't be a popular choice since they are newer and not old school but I think Edge and Christian are my favorite of all-time. They could have matches as good as anybody, they could entertain on the mic as good as anybody and they were both so talented that after they split up they were both World Champions of the two biggest companies at the same time.
Close second would be the Hart Foundation and I was also a big fan of Harlem Heat.
Having been reared on WCCW, I would have to give some props to the Fantastics as the first real high-flying tag team I'd ever seen. Their feud with the Midnight Express (Bobby and Dennis version) was great, and their feud with the Sheepherders in the UWF was so bloody and good that I was doing the "look down on WWF fans because WWF sucks"-thing at age 10. Also, Gino Hernandez and Chris Adams were so good after Adams turned heel.
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Road Warriors for me as well....face paint, spiked shoulder pads, complete awesomeness.
The only other one that I can think of that I was really into was the early incarnation of the Steiner Brothers. I remember how awesome it was to see Scott bust out the Frankensteiner for the very first time.
Road Warriors, hands down. Scary bad asses to a 12 year old boy like me. I was also a big fan of the Bulldogs, the Steiners, E & C, the Dudleys (mostly in ECW) and the Fantastics.
Great tag teams are only as good as the divisions/eras they wrestle in. Money Inc, Miz/Morrison, and other teams would be higher on the all time great list had their been better teams around them to wrestle every night.
Why is DX on the cover of this DVD??? Wish my daddy in law owned a wrestling company.
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The only tag team wrestling t-shirt I've ever owned was of the Outsiders circa 1997. Not sure what that says about me...
I concur on the votes for the Road Warriors. They had me sold with the face paint and shoulder spikes alone.
EDIT: Damn, how could I forget the Wrestlefest arcade game?! If I wasn't using a Hulk or the Ultimate Warrior in the Royal Rumble it was Legion of Doom in tag team mode every single time. Still my favorite wrestling game to date, mostly because of them.
For my money, the best Tag Team of all time were the Midnight Express Sweet Stan/Beautiful Bobby edition. They could put on a technical match, they could brawl, they could play chickenshit heel, they could do it all.
Road Warriors are a very close second. Would be higher, but even with legit opponents, it was almost always a squash match.
Of course, how anybody can have this discussion without mentioning the Fabulous Freebirds is obscene.
Originally posted by StingArmyDamn, how could I forget the Wrestlefest arcade game?! If I wasn't using a Hulk or the Ultimate Warrior in the Royal Rumble it was Legion of Doom in tag team mode every single time. Still my favorite wrestling game to date, mostly because of them.
You couldn't play as the Legion of Doom in Wrestlefest - they were the bosses. You could be Demolition, but the only way I've ever seen to play as the LoD is by using an emulator that was running some sort of cheat code (and even then, there was a glitch having to do with the Doomsday Device).
That said, the late 80s Road Warriors would make my list of favourite teams too. For a guy who was always firmly in the WWF camp, most of my favourite teams come out of WCW - the Steiners, Arn & Tully, and the Midnights (Eaton/Lane). WWE had the Harts and the Bulldogs, but they didn't seem to get really serious about teams until the Edge & Christian/Hardys/Dudleys era, and of late have seemingly given up entirely.
Dick the Bruiser and Crusher. They kicked the asses of all comers and when there was no Bobby Heenan to beat on, they beat on each other. Their feuds with the Blackbacks (Lanza and Mulligan) were legendary and talking about scary to a 12 year old - I was petrified of Bruiser - and he was a good guy.
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Before I got out on the limb I'm about to climb out on, let me state that I was raised on 80s NWA/WCW, I have fond memories of The Midnight Express, The Rock'n'Roll Express and the Road Warriors. I wouldn't hesitate to put that era of tag team wrestling at the top of the list.
I also vividly remember Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty when they were the Midnight Rockers, feuding with Playboy Buddy Rose and Pretty Boy Doug Summers (and Sensational Sherri Martel.) I was even a fan of the Batton Twins, whom I don't think ever made it beyond regional TV.
But my favourite team of all time? The first team that springs to mind is a team that I actually looked forward to seeing for over a year, a pretty rare feat in the current "era" of tag team wrestling. That team would be Miz and Morrison.
They may not have had the level of competition that existed in the golden age of tag team wrestling (whatever age you might view was golden) but they still excelled in all aspects of tag team wrestling and I believe could have easily held their own against The Midnight Express, The Brain Busters or The Hart Foundation.
There's little doubt that it was within the confines of the tag team that Miz transformed from a joke to awesome and while many will insist that Morrison had already demonstrated his excellence during his reign as ECW champion, I still believe he improved greatly during his time with the Miz, particular on the mic and as a showman in ways other than his already impressive flashy moveset.
Maybe I'm typing so much in an attempt to defend my choice of such a recent, relatively short-run team, but I stand by my assertion that The Miz and John Morrison deserve to stand alongside the all time greats. After all, it's the bookers who decide how long you stay a team and how many titles you win, but it's the wrestlers who make up the awesomeness of the team.