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WWE names the 50 greatest tag teams in company history

Guess where these two landed? Probably not where you think!
Guess where these two landed? Probably not where you think!

Seeing as we here at Cageside Seats are admitted marks for countdown style lists, we were naturally excited to see that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) decided to put together a list of the top 50 tag teams in company history.

What prompted this isn't exactly clear, especially considering the state of disarray the tag division is in today's WWE, but the history of great tag teams is well documented. Surely you all have a story of a great tag team you grew up watching and emulated.

Teams like Demolition, The Rockers and Power and Glory spring to mind for me. I'm certain others spring to your mind and we'd love to hear about them in the comments.

But on to the list. WWE's terms dictate that only teams that were together in WWE are eligible, that they're all rated on what they accomplished within the company, and eligibility starts from 1971 on.

Sound good? Good.

Let's take a look at the top 50 tag teams in WWE history:

50. The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch)
49. The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage)
48. The Soul Patrol (Rocky Johnson and Tony Atlas)
47. Paul London and Brian Kendrick
46. The Headshrinkers (Samu and Fatu)
45. The Twin Towers (Akeem and Big Boss Man)
44. The Moondogs (Rex and King)
43. Booker T and Goldust
42. Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell)
41. The Steiners (Rick and Scott)
40. Billy and Chuck
39. Jeri-Show (Chris Jericho and Big Show)
38. The Bodydonnas (Chris Candido and Tom Prichard)
37. Powers of Pain (Warlord and Barbarian)
36. Lay-Cool (Layla and Michelle McCool)
35. The Foreign Legion (Nikolai Volkoff and Iron Sheik)
34. MNM (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
33. Rated-RKO (Edge and Randy Orton)
32. Brothers of Destruction (Undertaker and Kane)
31. Rock-N-Sock Connection (The Rock and Mankind)
30. Too Cool (Grandmaster Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty)
29. The World's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin)
28. The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard)
27. Los Guerreros (Eddie and Chavo Guerrero)
26. U.S. Express (Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo)
25. Colossal Connection (André the Giant and Haku)
24. Legacy (Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes)
23. Kane and X-Pac
22. The Quebecers (Jacques and Pierre)
21. The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon)
20. The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags and Brian Knobbs)
19. The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart Gunn)
18. Money, Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster)
17. John Morrison and The Miz
16. Mr. Fuji and Professor Toru Tanaka
15. D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels)
14. Strike Force (Tito Santana and Rick Martel)
13. The Blackjacks (Lanza and Mulligan)
12. APA (Faarooq and Bradshaw)
11. The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty)
10. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and Devon)
9. The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika)
8. Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal)
7. The Valiant Brothers (Luscious Johnny and Handsome Jimmy)
6. The British Bulldogs (Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith)
5. The Hardy Boyz (Jeff and Matt)
4. The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn)
3. Demolition (Axe and Smash)
2. The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart)
1. Edge and Christian

Thoughts on the list, Cagesiders?

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