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NFT: Mount Rushmore of Wrestling Tag Team Duos

allstarjim : 6/10/2021 2:21 pm
1. The Road Warriors / Legion of Doom
2. The Hart Foundation
3. The Bushwackers
4. The Steiner Brothers

Honorable mention: The Rockers, Rock N' Roll Express, British Bulldogs.
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Honorable mention  
Matt M. : 6/10/2021 2:40 pm : link
Usually lost, but some good shows from Tito Santana and Tony Garrea.
WWF 80s guy  
Drewcon40 : 6/10/2021 2:41 pm : link
1. Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo
2. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff
3. The Hart Foundation
4. Demolition
5. S.D. Jones and Mario Mancini

Honorable mention: King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd. The Machines,
The Moondogs.
Definitely the Road Warriors first  
Gap92 : 6/10/2021 2:42 pm : link
Another honorable mention:

;  
Big Al : 6/10/2021 2:42 pm : link
Steve Lombardi and Barry Horowitz.
RE: ;  
Drewcon40 : 6/10/2021 2:43 pm : link
In comment 15284003 Big Al said:
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Steve Lombardi and Barry Horowitz.


Big Al, I will put my Jobbers against yours any day of the week.

RE: Demolition was always called a copycat of the Road Warriors  
Klaatu : 6/10/2021 2:44 pm : link
In comment 15283995 Ben in Tampa said:
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but they were better


Seriously?

Darsow and Eadie were terrific workers as singles or as a team, but there's no way they had the impact the Road Warriors had. There's a reason the Road Warriors are the only team to hold the belts in the AWA, NWA, and WWE. They were that good.
My Four  
BigBlue2007 : 6/10/2021 2:48 pm : link
1. Harlem Heat
2. Hart Foundation
3. Strike Force
4. Demolition

* Road Warriors / honorable mention
RE: ......  
DanBenton : 6/10/2021 2:49 pm : link
In comment 15283985 Route 9 said:
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New Age Outlaws
Hart Foundation
Legion of Doom
Hardys


New Age Outlaws! Terrible omission on my part (among a few).
The Sicilians.  
MOOPS : 6/10/2021 2:50 pm : link
Captain Lou Albano and Tony Altomare.

"Thank you Mr Acavano."

RE: RE: ;  
Klaatu : 6/10/2021 2:52 pm : link
In comment 15284004 Drewcon40 said:
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In comment 15284003 Big Al said:


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Steve Lombardi and Barry Horowitz.



Big Al, I will put my Jobbers against yours any day of the week.


Special Delivery Jones & Andre Malo.
RE: All dated for me - haven't really watched since the 80s  
mfsd : 6/10/2021 2:55 pm : link
In comment 15283981 Matt M. said:
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British Bulldogs
Rocky Johnson and Tony Atlas
Hart Foundation
Volkoff & Sheikh


100% agree here

Volkoff and Shiek were such a great heel duo
RE: RE: ;  
Big Al : 6/10/2021 2:55 pm : link
In comment 15284004 Drewcon40 said:
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In comment 15284003 Big Al said:


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Steve Lombardi and Barry Horowitz.



Big Al, I will put my Jobbers against yours any day of the week.
I pick The “Duke of Dorchester” Pete Doherty.
So many to choose from  
jvm52106 : 6/10/2021 2:56 pm : link
but:

1) The Road Warriors
2) British Bulldogs
3) Hart Foundation
4) Free Birds
5) Mr. Fuji and Professor Tanaka

Honorable Mention:

Wild Samoans
Demolition
US Express
......  
Route 9 : 6/10/2021 2:57 pm : link
New Age Outlaws are the ideal tag team for me. Two losers to nobody give a fuck about prior to teaming together and nobody give a fuck about after they split. When they both tried to be single wrestlers in 99, it was just laughably bad.

Then, for some reason it worked when they were a tag team. If you're not down with that... you know the rest.
Big Al  
Drewcon40 : 6/10/2021 2:57 pm : link
SD had an LJN doll!
this is tough  
Platos : 6/10/2021 2:57 pm : link
Road Warriors/Legion of Doom has to be on there, too iconic even though they no sold everything and were just big meatheads.

The Dudley Boyz, great mic skills, great workers. total heat magnets.

The Steiner Bros, both great entertainers. rick wasn't a talker but i always liked his style. Scott was a machine and an innovator.

after that idk, too many teams have come and gone.

Overall, I think the best tag matches out there  
Matt M. : 6/10/2021 2:58 pm : link
were the battles between the Bulldogs and Hart Foundation. Great combinations on both sides of brute strength and tactician/athleticism.
umm  
Rory : 6/10/2021 2:59 pm : link
brothers of destruction ..

Kane and UT
RE: ......  
Platos : 6/10/2021 3:00 pm : link
In comment 15284041 Route 9 said:
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New Age Outlaws are the ideal tag team for me. Two losers to nobody give a fuck about prior to teaming together and nobody give a fuck about after they split. When they both tried to be single wrestlers in 99, it was just laughably bad.

Then, for some reason it worked when they were a tag team. If you're not down with that... you know the rest.


its crazy how that works. Jessie James/Brad Armstrong had so much charisma on the mic. hardly any athletic ability like his WHOLE ENTIRE FAMILY.

Billy Gunn's mr. ass gimmick was literally ass. but they delivered. damn the attitude era was awesome even though i remember being a smart mark and always complaining lol
Harlem Heat  
BH28 : 6/10/2021 3:02 pm : link
is top 4.
RE: RE: Demolition was always called a copycat of the Road Warriors  
Ben in Tampa : 6/10/2021 3:03 pm : link
In comment 15284005 Klaatu said:
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In comment 15283995 Ben in Tampa said:


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but they were better



Seriously?

Darsow and Eadie were terrific workers as singles or as a team, but there's no way they had the impact the Road Warriors had. There's a reason the Road Warriors are the only team to hold the belts in the AWA, NWA, and WWE. They were that good.


They stunk in the WWF. Meanwhile, Ax & Smash were kicking the shit out of everyone in the golden age. And their theme song was the best ever.
RE: Overall, I think the best tag matches out there  
mfsd : 6/10/2021 3:06 pm : link
In comment 15284044 Matt M. said:
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were the battles between the Bulldogs and Hart Foundation. Great combinations on both sides of brute strength and tactician/athleticism.


I always loved how Mean Gene and Gorilla Monsoon would refer to Bret Hart's "Excellence of execution", and attribute it to growing up in the basement of Stu Hart.

I never knew until years later watching wrestling docs on youtube that wasn't kayfabe, Stu Hart's "dungeon" was a legendary training ground for his family and several other wrestlers.

Also didn't know as a kid that Bret is related through marriage to both Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid.

Hart Foundation vs. Bulldogs really was a family affair!
Demolition's WWF theme song was cool  
moespree : 6/10/2021 3:06 pm : link
Though when I was a kid in the 80s I always thought they were saying "Here comes the ass" instead of "Here comes the axe" at the beginning of it.
RE: RE: RE: Demolition was always called a copycat of the Road Warriors  
Klaatu : 6/10/2021 3:08 pm : link
In comment 15284053 Ben in Tampa said:
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but they were better



Seriously?

Darsow and Eadie were terrific workers as singles or as a team, but there's no way they had the impact the Road Warriors had. There's a reason the Road Warriors are the only team to hold the belts in the AWA, NWA, and WWE. They were that good.



They stunk in the WWF. Meanwhile, Ax & Smash were kicking the shit out of everyone in the golden age. And their theme song was the best ever.


Piffle.
Road Warriors  
Cenotaph : 6/10/2021 3:10 pm : link
Hart Foundation
Hardy Boys
The Rockers/Dudleys/Bushwackers

(I know I cheated but I'm sure I'm forgetting others too..)
Tony Garea  
pjcas18 : 6/10/2021 3:16 pm : link
and Rick Martel they beat the Wild Samoans for the tag team belt.

I grew up with Tony's kids so that tag team has to be there on my mount rushmore, plus he's old school WWF and I was the Samoans paper boy - so they belong as well.

Mine

1. Tony Garea and Rick Martel
2. The Wild Samoans
3. The Hart Foundation (Brett the hitman and Jim the Anvil)
4. British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid)

if i could add a 5th it would be Rocky Johnson and Tony Atlas because Rocky also lived in my town, and the Rock went to my elementary and middle school
Public Enemy  
cuty suzuki : 6/10/2021 3:19 pm : link
Jumping Bomb Angels
Black Gordman and Great Goliath
Manami Toyota and Toshiyo Yamada
RE: Tony Garea  
Klaatu : 6/10/2021 3:26 pm : link
In comment 15284067 pjcas18 said:
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and Rick Martel they beat the Wild Samoans for the tag team belt.

I grew up with Tony's kids so that tag team has to be there on my mount rushmore, plus he's old school WWF and I was the Samoans paper boy - so they belong as well.

Mine

1. Tony Garea and Rick Martel
2. The Wild Samoans
3. The Hart Foundation (Brett the hitman and Jim the Anvil)
4. British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid)

if i could add a 5th it would be Rocky Johnson and Tony Atlas because Rocky also lived in my town, and the Rock went to my elementary and middle school


Tony Garea was one of my favorite wrestlers when I was a kid. I remember when he and Dean Ho beat Fuji & Tanaka for the WWWWF Tag Team Title, his first belt. In the pantheon of pro wrestling "workers," he's right up there with the best of them.
The Rockers  
bradshaw44 : 6/10/2021 3:29 pm : link
All day long. By far my favorite.
The Headbangers were an underrated team  
moespree : 6/10/2021 3:29 pm : link
I know Cornette loved them and tried to get Vince to push them, but Vince never got the whole metal gimmick. Which is ironic since he's the one who signed off on it. Typical.
I'm trying to keep stables out but going with Freebird's rule  
Larry from WV : 6/10/2021 3:30 pm : link
Teams of 3, or less, who focused on tag teams work.

1. Road Warriors
2. Hardy Boys
3. New Day
4. Midnight Express

4 was the hardest. The top 3 are easy. After that I had about 10 I could have talked myself into. And no Demolition was not a better version of the Road Warriors.
RE: Public Enemy  
Klaatu : 6/10/2021 3:32 pm : link
In comment 15284071 cuty suzuki said:
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Jumping Bomb Angels
Black Gordman and Great Goliath
Manami Toyota and Toshiyo Yamada


I used to watch Gordman and Goliath from the Olympic Auditorium on UHF Channel 41. The ring announcer was the legendary Jimmy Lennon. Top Heel was a very young Roddy Piper. Top Babyface was Chavo Guerrero. I don't speak Spanish so I didn't understand a word of the commentary, but the wrestling was really good.
The Natural Disasters  
KDubbs : 6/10/2021 3:36 pm : link
Powers of Pain
The Dream Team
Koko B Ware and Owen Hart
honorable mention  
KDubbs : 6/10/2021 3:39 pm : link
the hollywood blondes
the skyscrapers
DOOM
Tully and Arn  
RicFlair : 6/10/2021 3:39 pm : link
.
RE: The Natural Disasters  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/10/2021 3:44 pm : link
In comment 15284085 KDubbs said:
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Powers of Pain
The Dream Team
Koko B Ware and Owen Hart


My favorite wrestling quote of all time is from the Powers of Pain.

"The grass is always green on the other side. Unless we've been there. Then there ain't any."
Pride of the USA  
Gman11 : 6/10/2021 4:03 pm : link
Don Kernodle and Sgt. Slaughter.

Don Kernodle recently passed away. I knew him. He was a good guy and I'm still saddened to here of his passing.
.  
Dave in Hoboken : 6/10/2021 4:04 pm : link
Tully & Arn
The Rockers
Rock & Roll Express
Road Warriors
hear ... not here  
Gman11 : 6/10/2021 4:05 pm : link
and don't care about the other 3
Dudley Boyz were my favorite  
DCGMan : 6/10/2021 5:10 pm : link
Dudleyz
Hardy Boyz
Hart Foundation
Road Warriors

Brothers of Destruction  
TyreeHelmet : 6/10/2021 5:14 pm : link
Undertaker and Kane
......  
Route 9 : 6/10/2021 5:36 pm : link
It's so sad what happened to wrestling. All these great tag teams from the past and now we're left with Nattie and that other lady (cannot think of her name) as tag team champions. Haha. Joke.
RE: Honorable mention  
Matt M. : 6/10/2021 7:56 pm : link
In comment 15283999 Matt M. said:
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Usually lost, but some good shows from Tito Santana and Tony Garrea.
sorry, not Tito. Ricky Steamboat I think
1 - Legion of Doom/Road Warriors  
Doubledeuce22 : 6/11/2021 7:47 am : link
2 - The Hart Foundation
3 - Demolition
4 - The Natural Disasters
Dudley Boyz in the attitude era,  
japanhead : 6/11/2021 8:49 am : link
Sheik and Volkoff in the golden era.
In the modern era  
BrianLeonard23 : 6/11/2021 9:15 am : link
The Usos and the New Day are pretty great. They had an awesome rivalry through many matches including a tag team hell in a cell.

There’s a lot of good tag wrestling in NXT.

I hate the Young Bucks.
60's through the 90's  
arniefez : 6/11/2021 10:17 am : link
when there was still some shadow of a doubt what was real and what wasn't - not that it wasn't predetermined finishes - my opinion would be based on who were main event box office guys memorable wrestlers

1. The Road Warriors - NWA
2. Bockwinkel & Stevens
3. Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson - NWA
4. Midnight/Rock & Roll Express - all five of them

As far as single wrestlers go same criteria the guys who sold the tickets and put on the best shows

1. Steve Austin
2. Ric Flair
3. Hogan
4. Bruno

Honorable Mention: The Rock, Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes, Bret Hart, Randy Savage, Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler
1. Road Warriors  
JoeyBigBlue : 6/11/2021 11:39 am : link
2. Dudley Boys
3. Hardy Boys
4. The Hart Foundation
5. Harlem Heat
RE: 60's through the 90's  
BrianLeonard23 : 6/11/2021 12:52 pm : link
In comment 15284519 arniefez said:
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when there was still some shadow of a doubt what was real and what wasn't - not that it wasn't predetermined finishes - my opinion would be based on who were main event box office guys memorable wrestlers

1. The Road Warriors - NWA
2. Bockwinkel & Stevens
3. Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson - NWA
4. Midnight/Rock & Roll Express - all five of them

As far as single wrestlers go same criteria the guys who sold the tickets and put on the best shows

1. Steve Austin
2. Ric Flair
3. Hogan
4. Bruno

Honorable Mention: The Rock, Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes, Bret Hart, Randy Savage, Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler


My singles would be Austin, Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, and Bret Hart. In the ring, on the mic, as face or heel, those guys all brought it in every facet.
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Nick in LA : 6/11/2021 1:03 pm : link
1. The Hardy Boyz
2. Demolition
3. Legion of Doom
4. The New Age Outlaws
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