Great tag teams come in all different shapes and sizes. Today on the blog, we take a look at the top five best “Big Men” tag teams in pro wrestling. Two individuals that combined were extra large either by height and weight. For argument purposes, the Road Warriors have been excluded from this list. Who are your personal top five larger than life tag teams?
Honorable Mentions: King Kong Bundy and Big John Studd, The Colossal Connection and the Bludgeon Brothers
The Twin Towers
The combination of the Big Bossman and the equally large Akeem made for a tag team that could have found greater success in the WWF. The two former UWF heavyweight champions were too sporadic teaming together and did not really establish themselves as a truly formidable team…otherwise…the Twin Towers might have been higher on the list.
Bam Bam Bigelow and Big Van Vader
This is a tag team that could have easily been higher on my list. Their combined size, power and agility made them a very successful monster pairing in Japan. Bigelow and Vader would win the IWGP tag team titles and team on and off from 1989 until 1992. While achieving success, the team could have done more. Unfortunately, the two big men did not like each other personally. Vader was allegedly jealous of another “big man” wrestling in Japan and Bam Bam accused Vader of being a bully behind the scenes. Together, Bam Bam and Vader would have had greater success if they could get past their differences and compete together stateside…but alas…that never really happened.
The original version of the Skyscrapers of Sid Vicious and Dan Spivey, were the best incarnation of this monster tag team. They were being pushed to the moon by WCW bookers, but unfortunately, injuries sidetracked this imposing pair. Wanting to continue the momentum the Skyscrapers had…Mark Calaway (The future Undertaker) was added to the team in place of the injured Vicious, but the team never regained the footing they once had.
The Natural Disasters
The Natural Disasters of Typhoon and Earthquake achieved great success in the WWF managed by Jimmy Hart. They won the WWF world tag team titles and had an overall solid two year run in the company. Both men stood around 6 feet 4 inches tall and had a total combined weight of over 843 pounds.
The Brothers of Destruction
The team consisted of two individual mega stars in Kane and the Undertaker. That in itself, helped propel the Brothers of Destruction to a huge push as a tandem, going on to win tag team gold. While over big as singles wrestlers, together they were just that much more formidable and it worked.