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New Day is the greatest tag team in WWE history, according to WWE

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For the past couple weeks over on Peacock/WWE Network, they’ve been counting down the 50 Greatest WWE Tag Teams.

They’ve reached the top, and announced that The New Day rocks.

If you cast a skeptical eye on the choice of Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods as #1, that’s understandable. Recency bias, including a desire to promote an act that is still producing #content for the companies involved (WWE and NBCUniversal), is definitely a factor here.

But eleven total tag title runs, including a record seven with the SmackDown straps and the longest ever reign at 483 days with the Raw belts from August 2015 to December 2016, make a totally valid case for their selection as well. Throw in the caveat that WWE wasn’t counting ECW or WCW teams in their ranking (they got separate shout-outs during the limited series), and I’ve got no truck with crowning the Princes of Positivity over The Hardy Boyz, The Hart Foundation, Edge & Christian, and others.

Especially when E’s reaction to the honor demonstrates why so many of us love New Day:

Here’s WWE’s full Top 50:

50. The Bushwhackers
49. Too Cool
48. The Quebecers
47. Smoking Gunns
46. Strikeforce
45. The Headshrinkers
44. Kane & X-Pac
43. Batista & Ric Flair
42. MNM
41. Nasty Boys
40. Rated RKO
39. Paul London & Brian Kendrick
38. DIY
37. World’s Greatest Tag Team
36. Money Inc.
35. Chris Jericho & The Big Show
34. Natural Disasters
33. The Street Profits
32. Jack & Gerald Brisco
31. The Bludgeon Brothers
30. British Bulldog & Owen Hart
29. John Morrison & The Miz
28. The Bar
27. Team Hell No
26. Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik
25. Los Guerreros
24. The APA
23. The Blackjacks
22. The Shield
21. Shawn Michaels & Triple H
20. The Undisputed Era
19. Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas
18. Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji
17. The Steiner Brothers
16. The Rock N’ Sock Connection
15. The Wild Samoans
14. The Rockers
13. The Mega Powers
12. The Valiant Brothers
11. Demolition
10. The British Bulldogs
9. The Brothers of Destruction
8. The New Age Outlaws
7. The Usos
6. The Legion of Doom
5. The Dudley Boyz
4. Edge & Christian
3. Hart Foundation
2. The Hardy Boyz
1. The New Day