Who do you think are the best WWE tag teams in the history of the company? Keep reading to find out which team earned the top spot, and which of your favourite teams just missed out on the list.
Tag Team wrestling is a lost art in WWE. Vince McMahon seems not to care about the art of tag team wrestling, despite having some of the best WWE tag teams of all time on his roster.
McMahon has famously never been big on tag team wrestling. He famously hates booking tag team matches, because “I gotta pay four guys for one f*cking match.”.
While he has never seen the tag team division as the main event of his company, he has managed to employ some of the best tag teams of all time.
There are many things that can be used to rank the best tag teams of all time. Tag team title reigns, longevity and in-ring ability can all be used to decide who is the best WWE tag team of all time.
All of these will be used in this article to pick the top 10 tag teams I think can be considered the greatest of all time.
Whilst I will be basing this list on how well these tag teams did in WWE, it’s important to note that some of these teams also excelled outside of the company.
However, that will not being taken into account when choosing the best WWE tag teams of all time.
WWE Best Tag Teams
10. The Uso’s
Coming it at number ten on the best WWE tag teams of all time, brothers Jimmy & Jey representing The Bloodline!
The tag team that have dominated WWE for the best part of ten years are the twin brothers Jey and Jimmy Uso, or The Uso’s.
As both lovable faces and terrible heels, the Uso’s have excelled as two of the best in-ring works in the WWE tag team division. As twins, they work effortlessly together in ways that mere tag team partners never could.
Since their debut in 2010, the twin sons of Rikishi have been a mainstay in the WWE tag division. The pair have won seven tag team champions in WWE, and were the first team ever to win the Raw WWE Tag Team Championships and the Smackdown WWE Tag Team Championships.
They became main event stars in both their feud with The New Day over various tag team championships, and in the stable The Bloodline with their real-life cousin and multi-time WWE Champion Roman Reigns.
9. The Steiners
While Scott Steiner became famous with his incredible run in TNA and WCW as a singles star, Rick Steiner joined his brother as one of the most feared tag teams of all time.
Seeing Scott in his prime you would forgiven for not realising that the Steiners were some of the top technical wrestlers in the world in their prime.
The Steiners were considered one of the top tag teams in pro wrestling during the early to mid 1990s. They showcased incredible speed, power and technique during their run in the WWE and were no doubt one of the top tag teams in the companies history.
8. British Bulldogs
Two of the most innovative wrestlers of all time are Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid, also known as The British Bulldogs.
The duo from Wigan in England are one of the best tag teams of all time, revolutionising tag team wrestling in the WWF in the 1980s with their incredible fast paced and technical style which was innovative at the time.
Although they both suffered injuries and drug issues that hampered their careers, their run in WWE puts them on the list of best WWE tag teams of all time.
7. Legion of Doom
Hawk and Animal, also known as the Road Warriors, are without a doubt one of the most dominant tag teams in pro wrestling history.
Road Warrior Hawk and Road Warrior Animal dominated wrestling in the 1980s and 1990s and are one of the most popular wrestlers of all time
While their run in WWE was incredible it did not encompass their entire career and thus only ranks them at number 7 of the best WWE tag teams of all time.
6. The Hart Foundation
With one of the greatest wrestlers of all time in Bret Hart, how could the Hart Foundation not be one of the best WWE tag teams of all time.
The pair of Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart won the WWE Tag Team Championships twice during their run and impressed fans with some brilliant in ring ability and fantastic character work.
Managed by Jimmy Hart the duo were one of the finest tag teams in the world. Even though they later added more wrestlers like Owen Hart, British Bulldog and Brian Pillman, the original Hart Foundation are one of the best tag teams in WWE history.
5. The Dudley Boyz
Two of the most decorated tag team wrestlers in wrestling history are Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley, AKA The Dudley Boyz.
The duo came up through ECW together and became one of the most popular tag teams in the world. They helped define the Attitude Era in the late 1990s and early 2000s with some incredible tables, ladders and chairs matches with a wide variety of opponents.
What made them one of the best tag teams of all time was their longevity as a team, teaming together for nearly 25 years in various promotions.
They are recognised by WWE as 18 time world tag team champions, whilst TNA reckon they clock in with a whopping 23 championship reigns in major companies, including WWE, TNA and NJPW.
4. Edge and Christian
Another pair of the stars of the WWE Tag team division during the Attitude Era. Along with the Hardy Boyz and the aforementioned Dudley Boys, Edge and Christian redefined tag team wrestling and WWE became one of the popular wrestlers during the most popular time in WWE history.
Edge and Christian became of the best WWE tag teams ever, but their actual time tagging together was not that long. They won the WWE Tag Team Championships and incredible 7 times, but they only tagged together between 1998 and 2001 in WWE.
During that time, they helped invent one of the best matches in WWE – The TLC match. Their triangle ladder matches and later TLC bouts with The Hardy Boyz and The Dudley Boys revolutionised the genre and put all three men on the WWE map.
Both men would later go on to become World Champion in WWE, with Edge having more success with 11 World Championship reigns.
3. D-Generation X
No tag teams can boast as much star power as the duo of Shawn Michaels and Triple H – D-Generation X!
The controversial due took the wrestling world by storm in the 1990s as they helped change the landscape of the WWE and usher in a new era of Attitude within the promotion.
The pair tag team championship success, but not in their original run. They reformed in 2006 and became Undisputed Tag Team Champions, taking part in a number of memorable matches including the first every Handicap Hell in a Cell. In it, the pair defeated the trio of Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and the Big Show.
Both men shone as singles stars, carving out hall of fame careers that very few in the business can match. Both Triple H and Shawn Michaels are considered the best of all time and will go down as two of the WWE’s greatest singles stars, and greatest tag teams.
They did make one final appearance as a team in Saudi Arabia one of the worst WWE matches of all time.
2. The New Day
Many will have The New Day as the best WWE team ever, but they’re just number two on our list.
Nearly a decade into their incredible run in WWE, the New Day have earned themselves the number two spot on the list of best WWE tag teams of all time. The team of Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and Big E are one of the best tag teams in WWE history and still have years together to add to their legacy.
They have held the WWE Tag Team Championship (in their various forms) a record 11 times, with one of those reigns breaking the record for the longest reigning tag team title reign in WWE history (483 days).
They first debuted as happy-go-lucky faces preaching “The Power of Positivity”, but soon turned heel as fans completely turned on the group. This gave them the chance to rewrite their characters themselves, and this freedom made them one of the most popular acts on the show, with some of the most entertaining segments in WWE history.
Both Big E and Kofi Kingston would go on to win the WWE Championship as part of the group. In addition, Xavier Woods became the WWE King of the Ring in 2021 when he defeated Finn Balor in the finals of the tournament in Saudi Arabia.
They look to remain a team for as long as they can, which each man claiming they would rather retire than turn on their tag team partners.
Coupling their loyalty with their longevity, championship haul and their canon of incredible matches, they are one of the best WWE tag teams in the history of the business.
1. The Hardy Boyz
Did you have Jeff and Matt Hardy as the best tag teams in WWE history?
Few tag teams have had the love and support of the fans since their debut as much as Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy. The Hardy Boyz have teamed together for 25 years since their WWE debut, and made their reputation as the best WWE tag team of all time.
As a duo, the pair won 12 World Tag Team Championship, with the bulk of them being in WWE. They won their first WWE Tag Team Championship in 1999 and won their latest in 2019. They held gold as a team in WWE over a twenty year period, something no other tag team can claim in the companies history.
As well as impressing in matches such as early ladder matches and TLC matches, both Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy found success as singles stars in WWE.
Jeff Hardy won both the WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship, and Matt Hardy won the ECW Championship. In 2022, Jeff Hardy was offered a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame, but turned it down until both he and Matt could go in together.
Due to their longevity, incredible matches and championship success in WWE, The Hardy Boyz are top of the list of the best WWE tag teams of all time. WWE agree, having voted them the best WWE tag team of all time in 2012.
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