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News: WWE’s 50 Greatest Tag Team Countdown Continues – The Top Five Revealed

The fifth and final episode of WWE’s 50 Greatest Tag Team Countdown premiered today on Peacock/WWE Network.

I’ll save you the long intro and just get to the top five times according to WWE’s list:

5. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley)

4. Edge & Christian

3. Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart)

2. The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff Hardy)

1. The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods)

During this fifth part, they also had a video about teams from other wrestling companies like The Outsiders, The Pitbulls, The Koloffs, Doom, Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood, Sting and Lex Luger, The Fabulous Freebirds, Sabu and RVD, Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, The Midnight Express, The Hollywood Blonds, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard and Harlem Heat.

The 50 Greatest WWE Tag Teams

Since there might be some confusion if I don’t explain it again, here were the ground rules explained in the opening episode.

It was made clear by the hosts (Tyler Breeze and Fandango) that they will be ranking WWE tag teams over the last 50 years, so as much as they like WCW tag teams like Harlem Heat and the Hollywood Blonds, they won’t be on the list. The way the list was ranked was by looking at the title reigns, the longevity and the cultural impact they had. They encouraged fans to talk about the list using the hashtag #WWE50GreatestTagTeams as well.

Here were the rankings from #50 to #1.

50. The Bushwhackers (Butch & Luke)

49. Too Cool (Grandmaster Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty)

48. The Quebecers (Jacques & Pierre)

47. Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn)

46. Strikeforce (Tito Santana & Rick Martel)

45. The Headshrinkers (Samu & Fatu)

44. Kane & X-Pac

43. Batista & Ric Flair

42. MNM (Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury with Melina)

41. Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs & Jerry Sags)

40. Rated RKO (Randy Orton & Edge)

39. Paul London and Brian Kendrick

38. DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano)

37. World’s Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas)

36. Money Inc. (Ted Dibiase & Irwin R. Schyster)

35. Jeri-Show (Chris Jericho & Big Show)

34. The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Tugboat/Typhoon)

33. The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins)

32. The Brisco Brothers (Jack & Gerald Brisco)

31. Harper & Rowan

30. Owen Hart & The British Bulldog

29. The Miz & John Morrison

28. The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus)

27. Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane)

26. Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik

25. Los Guerreros (Eddie & Chavo Guerrero)

24. The APA (Bradshaw & Faarooq)

23. The Blackjacks (Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan)

22. The Shield (Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose)

21. D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H)

20. The Undisputed Era (Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish, Roderick Strong, Adam Cole)

19. The Soul Patrol (Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas)

18. Mr. Fuji & Toru Tanaka

17. The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)

16. The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection (The Rock & Mick Foley/Mankind)

15. The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika)

14. The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty)

13. The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage)

12. The Valiant Brothers (Jimmy & Johnny Valiant)

11. Demolition (Ax & Smash)

10. The British Bulldogs (Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith)

9. The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker & Kane)

8. The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg)

7. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)

6. The Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal)

5. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley)

4. Edge & Christian

3. Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart)

2. The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff Hardy)

1. The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods)

TJR Thoughts: I’m not that surprised by the order. I think I’d put the Hardy Boyz first and I don’t know if Matt Hardy working for AEW is why New Day is first or any of that. I just think The Hardys are probably the best. I think the Dudleys should be in the top three because they teamed together longer than Edge & Christian, so I think that should count for something. The Hart Foundation is my favorite team as a kid and I’m glad they are in the top five too.

I would go:

1. The Hardy Boyz

2. The New Day

3. The Dudley Boyz

4. The Hart Foundation

5. Edge & Christian

I’m being unbiased too. I saw E&C in the indies before their WWE run. They are my favorite team, but their two years together is not as impressive as the other teams that were together longer. I like all five teams really, but Edge & Christian and Hart Foundation are my two favorites.

People are going to argue about this stuff all the time and that’s fine. It’s up for debate. The choice is yours.

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