Greatest Tag Teams In Pro-Wrestling History

While there are many impressive tag teams in professional wrestling history, very few go on to become “great.” This is why highlighting the greatest tag teams in pro wrestling history is so important. It helps those aspiring to become great, as they can look to those that people find to be undisputedly amazing. They can learn from those teams and perhaps become great themselves. Knowing the greats also helps fans know who to go back and watch if they never saw some of these teams too.

The greatest tag teams of all time all have one thing in common. They won championships together and were one of the best in their tag team division at the time. Yet titles are not entirely what makes one great. Rather, titles plus incredible matches and rivalries must be there too. Without a good rival, it”s hard to care much about a team at all. This is why the best teams push for their company to get the best of the best, as it”ll allow them to have fresh, great opponents to work with.

Older teams love to test themselves against younger teams, and even those in different companies have found a way to meet up eventually for a match series. The best tag teams will eat, sleep, and breathe tag team wrestling. For the teams listed below, that was most certainly the case. One could say that this is probably what helped them land on the list. With that said, let”s get started discussing the greatest tag teams in pro wrestling history!


Beer Money, Inc.

Beer Money, Inc.
[Image via TNA Wrestling]
  • 5-time TNA/Impact World Tag Team Champions

Robert Roode and James Storm were sort of becoming lost in TNA Wrestling years ago. It was clear a change needed to take place. James Storm had been a tag team expert beforehand, and needed another partner after his America’s Most Wanted partner Chris Harris was gone.

Roode had all the tools to be a top singles star but without a chance to prove himself or stay relevant, how could he get there? The Beer Money, Inc. or now “Beer Money” tag team was formed to give both men a chance to be on the TNA iMPACT card weekly. Beer Money was quite successful during its initial run.

They battled some of the best tag teams in the company. This led to five tag title reigns during the few years they were together. They’d reunite later on even after Roode split off to become a top guy in the company. This led to another tag title run, the last title the two would hold. Roode jumped to WWE, leaving Storm behind.

However, during their run together, Beer Money was one of the greatest tag teams on the planet. Any match they were in was a must-see. They were not just great to watch in TNA. They even had great, yet small runs in other promotions such as New Japan Pro-Wrestling and AAA. Each match was fun to see there as well.



[Image via WWE]
  • 3-time WWE World Tag Team Champions
  • OVW Southern Tag Team Champions

While most know John “Bradshaw” Layfield and Ron “Faarooq” Simmons as the APA today, several do not know what this stands for. The two were initially put together and called Hell’s Henchman, and managed by The Jackyl. Yet once Jackyl was gone, they seemed to be a perfect fit for a growing stable in WWE at the time,

The Undertaker’s Ministry of Darkness added them, and the Deadman made the two men his “acolytes.” By around 2000, the two were better off being more like themselves. Bradshaw truly was a funny beer-drinking redneck, who liked playing cards. Vince McMahon saw this and found it so funny, he wanted to see him play this on television.

Adding Faarooq into the picture, the duo remained a tag team while having a lot of segments take place behind the scenes. They became what would technically be considered a mercenary group. The Acolytes opened what they called the “Acolyte Protection Agency” or APA, which is where we get the famous name.

The two often protected or helped anyone who could pay them. Yet this also meant people could be outbid for their services. Sometimes if they did not like you, well, no amount of money would help. They’d just beat you up and take whatever you have anyway.

The two became famous for their hard-hitting, brutal style in the ring. Including some infamous bar fights and hardcore matches. At one point, they even legitimately beat up a tag team called “Public Enemy” for disrespecting them. They might be funny, beer-drinking card players…but if you disrespected them, you’d live to regret it. Public Enemy found out the hard way.


The Outsiders

The Outsiders - WCW
[Image via WWE]
  • 6-time WCW Tag Team Champions
  • TNA World Tag Team Champions

The Outsiders were one of WCW’s best tag teams during quite an interesting era. When Kevin Nash & Scott Hall jumped from WWE to WCW in the mid-1990s, Eric Bischoff wanted to present them as potential “invaders” from “the other company.” It was smart booking to attempt this as it would generate some attention.

WWE owner Vince McMahon tried to sue over it and everything. This tension led to Nash & Hall being paired together to be known as “The Outsiders.” The two would keep this name throughout the time they were in the NWO if tagging together.

Eventually, The Outsiders welcomed Syxx into their group as well as into the NWO. He might be known best as X-Pac to WWE fans. Whether you referred to them as the NWO or as The Outsiders, Nash & Hall were impressive as tag team wrestlers. They’d earn 6 tag titles together, making them one of the most decorated post-NWA tag teams in WCW history.

To his credit, Nash won tag gold away from Hall too in WCW. Yet Hall was always his best partner.

When Nash & Hall went to TNA, they’d team together again. Joined by Eric Young, then known as “The Band,” they’d win the company’s tag titles there as well. Whether you want to only count what they did together or as part of the NWO, Hall and Nash made a major impact on pro wrestling as a tag team.


Pentagon, Jr. & Rey Fenix

Fenix & Pentagon Jr - MLW Tag Titles
[Image via Major League Wrestling]
  • 2-time AAA World Tag Team Champions
  • AEW World Tag Team Champions
  • TNA/Impact World Tag Team Champions
  • HOG Tag Team Champions
  • MLW World Tag Team Champions
  • PWG World Tag Team Champions
  • ROH World Tag Team Champions
  • AAW Tag Team Champions

Pentagon, Jr. and Rey Fenix have been terrific singles wrestlers for years. Yet the brotherly duo have also been terrific tag team wrestlers alongside each other for many years too. It is so fun to watch them together because they seem to be totally different from each other. Each come from a lucha libre background, but their styles differ,

Fenix is like your traditional luchador performer with an amazing high-flying style. One that is inventive and sometimes insane to witness. Pentagon, Jr. presents the other side of lucha libre that does not get enough attention. The hard-hitting and impressive grappling side. He can fly a bit too, but Pentagon would rather break your arm and hit you over the head with it first.

Due to the styles being so different, they operate so well as a tag team. Of course, they come out of the Mexican region so a lot of their early work was done in AAA. They won a few tag titles there, but as they gained notoriety, other promotions brought them in too. This led to multiple tag team championship runs across a sea of promotions.

While AEW & ROH make sense due to both being under an AEW contract, they have also had tag runs in House of Glory, TNA Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerilla, & Major League Wrestling. It is clear these two are already one of the best tag teams of this era and they aren’t even done yet.


American Wolves

American Wolves - TNA
[Image via TNA Wrestling]
  • 5-time TNA World Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time ROH World Tag Team Champions
  • PWR Tag Team Champions

There was a point in the late 2000s/early 2010s that you could make a case for the American Wolves or just “The Wolves” being one of the greatest tag teams on the planet. Both men proved they could be great alone, especially Davey Richards as he was ROH World Champion at one point. Yet Eddie Edwards would also win the same title later on.

The same happened when they went to TNA. Both held the World Championship there too but were brought in and mostly known as tag team wrestlers. The Wolves were known for their impressive hard-hitting style.

What’s so interesting is that Richards and Edwards were never known as “big guys.” They were often smaller than their opponents in stature. Yet they made up for this by kicking and punching their opponents so hard that they earned their respect.

Obviously, they were multi-time tag team champions in several companies. Yet their best work was perhaps in TNA. At the time, the company had one of the best tag divisions on the planet and the Wolves had 5 runs with the tag team titles in that very competitive division. A few of their runs with the titles were pretty long too.


Hart Foundation

The Hart Foundation - Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart
[Image via WWE]
  • 8-time Stampede International Tag Team Champions
  • 3-time WWE Tag Team Champions

While technically the Hart Foundation was a faction, it was also a tag team that was quite successful. There have been several incarnations of the Hart Foundation, so we wanted to be sure to focus on the members we’re considering for this list.

The members are Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, Owen Hart, British Bulldog, and Brian Pillman. We will not consider anything or anyone outside of this. The faction was very successful, as they were able to have a great deal of success in the singles and tag team divisions.

2 of the tag titles were won by Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart. The other was won by Owen Hart & British Bulldog. While they might not have as many titles as others on this list, they were a huge part of the tag division for years.

The group would take on several other top teams during their era, such as the British Bulldogs. A group that Bret and Jim both had battles with back in Stampede Wrestling. Together, they’d battle others such as the Killer Bees, Strike Force, Fabulous Rougeau Brothers, Nasty Boyz, The Rockers, and The Brainbusters.

Of course, they also had a memorable rivalry with D-Generation X during the 1990s in WWE. It was incredible to see the incredible intensity between the two leaders in Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. The two would go on to have one heck of a singles rivalry with the other.


Edge & Christian

Edge and Christian
[Image via WWE]
  • 7-time WWE Tag Team Champions

We all know Edge and Christian were one of the greatest tag teams in WWE during the late 1990s & early 2000s. Edge would go on to have numerous other tag title reigns, bringing his total to 14 total WWE Tag Team Titles. Yet Christian was his greatest partner.

During the big TLC match period, it was often Edge & Christian who seemed to come out on top. They brought the “chairs” part into the equation. They had a move, the “Conchairto,” where they’d smash chairs together on both sides of a person’s head. This has since been adapted to be done with one person, leaving one chair on the ground while the other is swung at the head.

They won the first tag team TLC match at WrestleMania 2000 against the Hardy Boyz & Dudley Boyz. Only…it was not called that. It was a ladder match that pretty much became more. At SummerSlam 2000, the first known TLC match took place. Which they won. At WrestleMania 17, they faced the same opponents and won there too.

The two were very successful against their rivals for years, especially getting two WrestleMania victories as well as a SummerSlam win over them. Edge & Christian had rivalries with others besides the Hardys and Dudleys. They also battled the APA, Too Cool, Brothers of Destruction, Right to Censor, and the New Age Outlaws. All are Top 50 tag teams in WWE history.

While the two went on to have great solo careers, Christian even doing so in two other companies….they were always special as a tag team. We shouldn’t forget how impressive and innovative they were. Nor can we ever forget how entertaining the two were together.



FTR - Multiple Tag Titles
[Image via Michael Watson – @Brainbuster__/X]
  • 2-time WWE NXT Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time WWE RAW Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time AEW World Tag Team Champions
  • WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions
  • AAA World Tag Team Champions
  • ROH World Tag Team Champions
  • IWGP Tag Team Champions
  • WWE Tag Team Triple Crown Winners (first)

FTR, also known as The Revival, is one of the greatest tag teams on the planet today. Yet due to being relatively new compared to the other teams here, they have not achieved as much. Nor have they had the chance to have as many great matches. Yet that does not mean they never will, far from it.

They most certainly will be known as one of the best…as long as they can stay out of “legal” trouble that is. FTR, then known as The Revival, are the first triple crown tag team champions in WWE. Others that won all three like Chad Gable & Jason Jordan did so separately. Making FTR one of the few tag teams to win all of them together.

As of this writing, only The New Day & Street Profits are on this list. For a few years, WWE had three sets of tag titles. But it had been within the last decade, making this honor only achievable for tag teams of this time. FTR would go on to win tag titles in All Elite Wrestling along with New Japan & Ring of Honor. They join the select few tag teams to win tag titles in major companies. They are the only ones to do so by winning AEW tag team gold, however.


Guerillas of Destiny

Guerillas of Destiny
[Image via NJPW]
  • 7-time IWGP Tag Team Champions
  • 3-time NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champions (w/Bad Luck Fale & Taiji Ishimori)
  • ROH World Tag Team Champions
  • NJPW World Tag League Winners (2020)

Before we get started, people should know that the Guerillas of Destiny are technically a stable of several wrestlers normally operating in Japan. However, for this list, we are only considering tag gold that Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa have won. They are the founding members anyway, so it makes sense to just consider them.

The group began in 2016 when Tonga & Loa came into the picture. At first, they became a major asset to the Bullet Club. This is the timeframe when Gallows & Anderson jumped to WWE with AJ Styles, leaving BC without a heavyweight tag team. They remained a major fixture in the Bullet Club until 2022.

During that time, they captured 7 IWGP Tag Team Championships. While every reign may not have been gloriously long, others were. One reign lasted over 300 days in a competitive tag environment. They’d also go on to win six-man tag titles with other BC members as well as an ROH World Tag Title.

After they were essentially kicked out of BC, they formed their own stable where we see them today. Some of the men, such as Tonga, have won singles gold during this period. Regardless of what faction they take part in, Guerillas of Destiny have been one of the greatest tag teams on the planet over the past decade.


The Good Brothers

The Good Brothers - Gallows and Anderson
[Image via TNA Wrestling]
  • 3-time IWGP Tag Team Champions
  • 3-time TNA/Impact World Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time WWE RAW Tag Team Champions
  • NJPW World Tag League Winners (2013)

The Good Brothers, often referred to as Gallows & Anderson, have been one of the greatest tag teams in the world over the past decade. They’ve wrestled all over the world, but they really made an impact together originally in New Japan.

Along with Prince Devitt, Karl Anderson was a founding member of the Bullet Club. Luke (Doc) Gallows would come along soon after, resulting in one of the most impactful stables in the world at that time. Of course, we’ve seen how big BC has become since. This never would have happened without Gallows & Anderson succeeding first.

Their first reign with the IWGP Tag Team Titles went for an entire year. That solidified them as one of the best tag teams of that time. They’d win two more tag titles in Japan after that. The dup also had two solid runs with the TNA/Impact World Tag Titles too. One reign went for 231 days while the other went for 119 days.

Their runs with the WWE Tag Titles weren’t terrible, but also nothing to write home about. That said, things could have gone better under proper booking in WWE at the time. Either way, we cannot ignore what they did in several companies. They’re one of the few to win multiple tag titles in three major companies, which shouldn’t be overlooked.


Briscoe Brothers

Briscoe Brothers
[Image via Ring of Honor]
  • 13-time ROH Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time CZW World Tag Team Champions
  • IWGP Tag Team Champions
  • TNA/Impact World Tag Team Champions
  • HOG World Tag Team Champions
  • NWA Wildside Tag Team Champions
  • GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions
  • FIP Tag Team Champions
  • ROH Honor Rumble Winners (2009)
  • Crockett Cup Winners (2022)
  • ROH Hall of Fame (Class of 2022)

Mark Briscoe and the late Jay Briscoe were considered one of the greatest tag teams on the planet for most of the time they were together. The brothers knew exactly how to impress every time we saw them. Even WWE, despite never working with them, respected the team so much that they highlighted Jay Briscoe after his tragic passing.

The Briscoe Brothers are obviously known the most for their work in Ring of Honor where they spent more than a decade of their career. They also worked for several other companies, such as NWA, TNA, CZW, Pro Wrestling Noah, & New Japan.

The duo would win tag titles in every company they showed up in. However, it’s truly in ROH where they became one of the most exciting tag teams in the world. They’d win the company’s tag titles thirteen times, a record that might never be broken.

They won the ROH Tag Titles for the first time in 2003 & won their last in December 2022. The latter was only given up in March 2023 due to Jay”s passing.

No one in ROH history has won tag titles as far apart from their first to last as these two. They’ve also held the titles for exactly 1,485 days across all thirteen reigns. That is over double the days of the second-most all-time.


Young Bucks

Young Bucks
[Image via Matt Jackson]
  • 7-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions
  • 4-time PWG World Tag Team Champions
  • 3-time ROH World Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time AEW World Tag Team Champions
  • 3-time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions
  • 3-time ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
  • IWGP Tag Team Champions
  • AAA World Tag Team Champions
  • AEW World Trios Championship (first)
  • PWG Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament Winners (2009, 2011, 2013)

Matt and Nick Jackson might be known for their work with All Elite Wrestling today. Yet before this, they worked for nearly every top promotion. Known as the “Young Bucks,” they’d go on to become indie wrestling’s favorite tag team.

The duo perhaps single-handedly made multiple superkicks during a match a common thing. The infamous “Superkick Party” became a calling card for the Bucks everywhere they went. Of course, they were notable names in ROH for years but they’d become notable due to their work in New Japan.

As members of the Bullet Club, they’d do something that no one had ever done before them. First in 2014 and again in 2016, the Bucks held the ROH, PWG, & IWGP JHW Tag Team titles at the same time. In 2018, they’d hold the IWGP Teag Team, ROH Six-Man, and NEVER Openweight Six-Man Titles at the same time too.

From 2014 to 2018, the Bucks walked around with three or more different tag titles around their waist. They were also the first and only team to have won all three of NJPW’s tag team titles possible to win: the IWGP Tag Team, IWGP Jr. Heavyweight, and NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Titles.

Truly, the Young Bucks have already become one of the greatest tag teams in history. It”ll be exciting to see how much more they will accomplish.


Midnight Express

Midnight Express and Jim Cornette
[Image via The Wrestling Observer]
  • 47-time NWA World Tag Team Champions
  • 4-time AWA Southern World Tag Team Champions
  • AWA World Tag Team Champions
  • CWA World Tag Team Champions
  • NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2007)

The Midnight Express has been around for a long time with various members associated with the group in some form. The original members were Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose, and later…Norvell Austin. The group lasted from 1980 to 1983, but the group popped up again in late 1983 with Condrey and Bobby Eaton using the name.

Jim Cornette operated as the manager and is mostly known today as the main manager of the group throughout its many stints. Condrey left the group in 1987 and was replaced by Stan Lane. This team lasted until 1990. While there was a stint in WWE in 1998 using Bart Gunn & Bob Holly as the new Midnight Express, we will not be counting them.

The only members we will recognize for this list are Condrey, Rose, Austin, Lane, & Eaton.

These men managed to rack up quite a lot of NWA Tag Team Titles from their 1980 to mid-1990s run, along with the return they made to the independent wrestling scene in the 2000s. The number of titles is roughly 47 across the numerous NWA territories.

Midnight Express has the record for the most NWA Tag Titles. Keep in mind that many of these took place during NWA’s dominance over the pro-wresting scene. Wrestlers could potentially win a championship in every promotion, many with NWA affiliation.

While they were a great team, the real issue is that there were several members and it’s possible that the aid of the territories gave them the ability to win more tag titles than equally great teams.


Steiner Brothers

Steiner Brothers
[Image via WWE]
  • 7-time NWA Mid-Atlantic/WCW Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time WWE Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time IWGP Tag Team Champions
  • NWA/WCW United States Tag Team Champions
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions
  • PWA Tag Team Champions
  • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (Class of 2014)
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2022)

Scott and Rick Steiner, the Steiner Brothers, were one of the greatest tag teams to watch during the 1980s and early 1990s. They’d even team with each other a bit in the 2000s too. Of course, Scott Steiner went on to become a great solo act, even managing to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title at one point.

Both brothers were good amateur wrestlers. However, Scott was special. At the University of Michigan, he was runner-up for the Big 10 Championship three times from 1984 to 1986 and held All-American honors. Unshockingly, their in-ring style is based on the classic amateur move-set.

To many, this is what made them so legitimate. Unlike most pro-wrestlers who were entertainers, these two had a legit background. They didn”t hold back in the ring, so working with them as a tag team was a tough day at the office. Some would have to work with them as a punishment at times.

This made them a perfect fit in places like the UK & Japan. However, it also made them great for the territorial system where they began their careers. Since pro wrestling was still being presented as a real sport, having people embody that like the Steiners was perfect.

They two were wildly successful and incredibly fun to watch due to their hard-hitting, high-impact style. Most people were beaten up by the Steiners, so beating them could get any team over.


Rock N’ Roll Express

Rock N’ Roll Express
[Image via Pro Wrestling Illustrated]
  • 10-time SMW Tag Team Champions
  • 6-time NWA World Tag Team Champions
  • 4-time NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions
  • 3-time MACW Tag Team Champions
  • 3-time Mid-South Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time USWA Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time AWA Southern Tag Team Champions
  • CWA World Tag Team Champions
  • CWA Tag Team Champions
  • NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2006)
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2017)

Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton, collectively known as the Rock N’ Roll Express, were one of the best tag teams of their day. They began working together in Memphis during the early 1980s, then jumped together to Mid-South Wrestling before stopping in Jim Crockett Promotions. No matter where they seemed to go, they managed to win tag team gold.

The duo spent time in the AWA, Smoky Mountain Wrestling, and eventually WCW & WWE. Gibson and Morton had many rivals during their careers. One of the most notable is perhaps the Four Horsemen and the Heavenly Bodies.

Yet their greatest rivals were another group that was quite prominent throughout the NWA during the 1980s, Jim Cornette’s Midnight Express. Apparently, they could not agree on whether “rock n’ roll” or “midnight” was the best way to get express mail to customers. In all seriousness, they battled it out for years in the NWA and even outside of it.

The real trouble is that the Midnight Express had multiple members while Rock N’ Roll Express only ever had two men connected to it. To us, this made them the better tag team. Yet both were among the best tag teams of all time. Gibson and Morton have since been inducted into both the NWA & WWE Hall of Fame due to their impressive work.


Fabulous Freebirds

The Fabulous Freebirds
[Image via WWE]
  • 6-time WCCW Six-Man Tag Team Champions
  • 3-time NWA National Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time Mid-South Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time NWA Mid-America Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time NWA/WCW World Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time WCW United States Tag Team Champions
  • NWA America Tag Team Champions
  • WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Champions
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame – Roberts, Gordy, & Hayes (Class of 2015)
  • WWE Hall of Fame – Hayes, Roberts, Gordy, & Garvin (Class of 2016)

The Fabulous Freebirds mostly operated as a three-man unit. Yet there were times when only two men were part of the group during specific points in history. There are four total members of the group, however. This includes Michael “PS” Hayes, Buddy Roberts, Terry Gordy, & Jimmy Garvin.

The Freebirds began in 1979 in Mid-South Wrestling with Hayes, Roberts, & Gordy as the initial three members.

They’d go on to work for the Continental Wrestling Association, Georgia Championship Wrestling, American Wrestling Association, & World Championship Wrestling. They also made a stop in WWE at one point. Yet perhaps their most notable stop was in World Class Championship Wrestling in Texas where they”d become rivals with the Von Erich family.

The Von Erich/Freebirds rivalry was one of the best faction vs faction rivalries in the history of professional wrestling. It even won “Feud of the Year” during the early to mid-1980s for many major pro-wrestling publications.

They were an incredible heel team to make babyface tag teams look impressive. Yet they were also so entertaining that they could easily be a babyface tag team themselves too. Heck, we have an entire rule named after them. Which was made to allow any Freebird the chance to step in and defend a tag team title or fight for one.


The Hardys

Matt & Jeff Hardy with Lita
[Image via WWE]
  • 6-time WWE Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time TNA World Tag Team Champions
  • WWE RAW Tag Team Champions
  • WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions
  • WCW World Tag Team Champions
  • ROH World Tag Team Champions
  • HOG Tag Team Champions
  • IWC Tag Team Champions
  • MCW Tag Team Champions

Matt and Jeff Hardy were and still are actively one of the greatest tag teams of all time. They are most notable for the history they made along with how they took pro-wrestling to entirely new limits. Along with Edge & Christian as well as the Dudley Boyz, the Hardys were the architects behind the TLC match we all know and love today.

However, the Hardys were mostly known for their innovative ladder-match abilities. They competed in the first tag team ladder match and won it. The ladder match would become a trademark for the Hardys. Even when Matt and Jeff became great singles wrestlers, the ladder match followed them.

Matt was the more complete performer, capable of wrestling quite well with anyone and being the mouthpiece of the group. Jeff was the risk-taker who never met a height he wouldn’t climb up to and jump off of. The adrenaline junky did so many amazing yet risky things that he became a fan favorite.

They became a complete unit when Lita joined them to make the “Team Xtreme” group. She often took risks of her own and helped them win.

Matt & Jeff were notable for their work together in WWE. Yet they also proved to be an innovative team in TNA where the “Broken” Gimmick came together. This revitalized their careers 20 years in and became one of the best gimmicks of the time. These guys cannot stop being innovative, making them one of the greatest tag teams ever.


The Usos

The Usos
[Image via WWE]
  • 5-time WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions
  • 3-time WWE RAW Tag Team Champions
  • Currently Holds The Longest WWE Tag Title Reign Ever (622 Days)

Jey & Jimmy Uso, collectively known as simply “The Usos” are one of the greatest tag teams of this era in WWE. They have won a slew of tag team titles in their career. Their first run with the tag titles lasted a little over 200 days. Meanwhile, their last RAW Tag Title run lasted over 300 days.

As members of “The Bloodline,” the leader Roman Reigns wanted to see his cousins capture all the tag gold. That led them to challenge RK-Bro for the RAW Tag Titles in a winner-take-all match in May 2022, where they won and became the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions. This is what led to their impressive 316-day reign as RAW Tag Team Champs.

The duo had several respectable SmackDown Tag Title runs too, but nothing tops their run with these titles that put them in the record books. They managed to pass New Day for the longest tag team title run of all time in November 2022. The Usos smashed the previous 483-day record as they eventually dropped the titles at WrestleMania 39 in the main event of Night #1 to Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens. Reaching an amazing 622-day run with them.

Jimmy & Jey have also been pretty innovative themselves. They battled teams in several match types including a Hell in a Cell match among others. They had great rivalries with several teams from The Bar & Wyatt Family to The Shield & American Alpha. However, their greatest rivals have always been the New Day.


The New Day

The New Day
[Image via WWE]
  • 7-time WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions
  • 4-time WWE RAW Tag Team Champions
  • WWE NXT Tag Team Champions
  • 3rd WWE Tag Team Triple Crown Winner
  • Holds Record For Longest Total Days As RAW Tag Team Champions
  • Kofi Kingston Holds The Record For Most Days As A Tag Team Champion (set in 2021)

When you talk about Present-Day Tag Team royalty, it is hard to do much better than the three-man group known as The New Day. The group consists of Xavier Woods, a man with a legit Ph.D. degree and is also a skilled talker. Big E. is the powerhouse of the group, but don”t let his size fool you. The big man is also incredibly athletic.

Finally, the veteran of the group, Kofi Kingston. He already won both the WWE U.S. & IC Championships a few times as well as some tag titles. Yet he”d also go on to win the WWE Championship while still an active New Day member.

The New Day often used the “Freebird Rule,” allowing any member of the group to serve as tag team champion in a match. Meaning, it was a mystery who might be involved. Yet the third man was always around on the outside to lend a hand when necessary. That made New Day a constant threat in any tag division they were part of.

They had the longest tag title run for years until it was broken by the Usos. However, Kofi Kingston set the record for most individual days as a tag team champion back in 2021 with 1,127 days according to the Guinness Book of World Records. He has surpassed this number since.

The New Day is unquestionably one of the greatest tag teams in history, modern or all time.


Road Warriors/Legion of Doom

Road Warriors - WWE
[Image via WWE]
  • 3-time NWA National Tag Team Champions
  • 3-time NWA Six-Man Tag Team Champions
  • 3-time i-Generation Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time WWE Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time IWGP Tag Team Champions (Hell Raisers)
  • AWA Tag Team Champions
  • NWA International Tag Team Champions
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (Class of 2011)
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2011)
  • NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2012)

Regardless of how you know them, the Road Warriors or Legion of Doom, it’s clear Animal & Hawk were one of the greatest tag teams of all time. They are often ranked first or second all-time, depending on who is making the list. That is for good reason. The two were incredibly successful in their careers.

When you talk about box office attractions, you could sell out arenas with their name on the banner. They were one of the few tag teams that had this type of name recognition. They had a high-impact, powerhouse wrestling style with some pretty unique attire. That was especially true for their time.

The group technically began in Georgia Championship Wrestling and ran throughout the NWA. The Road Warriors would then become nomads, wrestling all over the world. This included stints in Japan as well as several other territories. That included the AWA along with Jim Crockett Promotions or WCW as well as the WWE.

Eventually, Animal and Hawk became notable as a tag team. To the point that they were cover athletes for video games, headlined major shows, etc. Eventually, they were household names. They never disappointed fans when people saw them in action. They invented several moves still used in some form by teams today. That is an impressive legacy.


The Dudley Boyz/Team 3D

Dudley Boyz
[Image via WWE]
  • 8-time WWE World Tag Team Champions
  • 8-time ECW World Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time IWGP Tag Team Champions
  • 2-time TNA World Tag Team Champions (inaugural)
  • WWE Tag Team Champions
  • WCW Tag Team Champions
  • NWA Tag Team Champions
  • TNA Hall of Fame (Class of 2014)
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2018)

The Dudley Boyz first became notable in ECW during the 1990s. They were too good to remain in ECW, so Vince McMahon offered them a deal to work for him in WWE. They”d be used well from the moment they arrived, eventually becoming one of the greatest tag teams on the planet.

The Dudleys would win the WWE World Tag Titles several times throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. They were also two of the masterminds behind the infamous TLC match type. The two were synonymous already for putting people through tables, giving the “table” element to the match.

They had very memorable rivalries with Edge & Christian along with the Hardys. Yet they also had rivalries with the APA, Rock & Sock Connection, and D-Generation X. Upon returning to WWE later on, they had great rivalries with The Usos & The New Day too.

It was not too long after they jumped to WWE that both ECW & WCW folded, both bought by Vince. The infamous “Invasion” angle brought in some WCW titles, allowing the Dudeys to capture the WCW Tag Titles. When they jumped to TNA, they had great matches with teams like Beer Money, LAX, & the Motor City Machine Guns just to name a few.

They are still the only team to hold the WCW, ECW, & WWE Tag Team Titles. They added to this legacy by winning the IWGP, NWA, and TNA World Tag Team Titles too.