Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s annual kayfabe rankings included tag teams for the first time ever last year, and FTR topped the charts.
There’s a new team on top in 2021. Here are the top five tag teams in the world in 2021, per PWI:
- Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)
- Lucha Bros (Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero M)
- Dangerous Tekkers (Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr.)
- The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
- ALK (Giulia & Syuri)
Matt and Nick Jackson, who did not make the top 10 last year, are not remotely surprised that they are recognized as the best tag team in the world:
December 2, 2021
The Young Bucks carried the AEW tag team titles for most of the last year, and had some incredible pay-per-view matches against teams like FTR, Lucha Bros, and Eddie Kingston & Jon Moxley.
The Usos are the only WWE tag team in the top five. Jey Uso spent a good chunk of the year in a singles role until Jimmy returned from injury in May. It’s worth noting that MSK finished in 6th place, Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler came in 7th place, and the Street Profits dropped a few spots to 9th place.
Stardom’s team of Giulia and Syuri (ALK) ranked as the best women’s tag team in the world.
You can purchase a digital issue of the PWI Tag Team 50 here, or preorder the print copy from Pro Wrestling Illustrated here.
What are your thoughts on PWI’s tag team rankings, Cagesiders?