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Top 10 Wrestling Tag-Teams, Countdown Part One

June 4th, 2014 at 4:32 PM
By Peter Schifani

Now as we moved into the warmer months of the year we heat up our Top 10 monthly countdown by chronicling the best tag-teams in the history of the sport. Part one of our countdown looks at numbers 10 thru eight here, with the next parts moving up to seven thru five, then four, three and two, before revealing number one all by themselves.

Number 10: "Amercia's Most Wanted" -"Cowboy" James Storm and "Wildcat" Chris Harris

This was the tag-team that helped establish TNA and there solid tag-team ranks in the early days of the promotion. During there four years together between 2002 and 2006 they utilized there finisher known as the "death sentence" to capture six NWA World Tag-Team Championships. The NWA titles were part of TNA until they split from the NWA became official in 2007. The feuds between AMW and teams like The Naturals, Team Canada, Triple X and later Team 3D (Dudley Boys) were what helped to make tag-team wrestling relevant again in the early 2000's. They were really the best team overall that TNA had to offer and hence why they started this coutndown.

Number Nine: Briscoe Brothers -Jay and Mark

One seems to forget that despite Mark and Jay Briscoe rarely tag together much anymore in Ring of Honor (ROH) that they were the main team that helped establish the tag ranks of ROH in it's early days. Before that though they wrestled in a few other independent promotions such as Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and Full Impact Pro (FIP) capturing tag-team gold in both. During there time together in ROH they are the team that has held the ROH World Tag-Team Championship on the most occasions, with eight reigns. There style and look may not have fit in WWE, as they were offered a tryout in 2009, but they have helped to make ROH the top independent promotion in wrestling today.

Number Eight: Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard ("Brain Busters" in WWF)

One half of the greatest foursome in the history of pro wrestling, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard held the NWA World Tag-Team Championship on two occasions between 1987 and 1988, defeating the Rock 'n' Roll Express then the "Twin Towers" of Lex Luger and Barry Windham when Windham turned on Luger joining the Horsemen. After they left the NWA to join the WWF they would be managed by Bobby "The Brain" Heenan and be called the "Brain Busters" utilizing a spike pile driver as there main finishing maneuver. They won the WWF Tag-Team titles once, from Demolition, in a two-out-of-three-falls match in 1989 making them the first, but not last team, to win the tag-team gold in both major promotions.

Well this concludes part one of this month's top 10 countdown featuring the best in duos in wrestling. Next week we will showcase more teams in part two, the following week part three then finally the number one team towards the end of the month.

Tags: Arn Anderson, Briscoe Brothers, James Storm, NWA, ROH, Tag-Team, TNA, Tully Blanchard, World Tag-Team Championship, Wrestling, WWF

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