It is all too common to see tag teams split apart in storylines for one reason or another. Sometimes, it is too elevate an individual in the team like we saw with Shawn Michaels with the Rockers. Other times, a promoter doesn’t have much choice due to a member of a team being injured or battling personal demons, as was the case of The Road Warriors/LOD. Then there are those times where established tag teams break up and we are left scratching our heads and wondering why? Here are my top five for this subject.
The Funk family are one of the truly iconic families in all of professional wrestling. Starting with the patriarch Dory Funk Sr who was a legendary wrestler/promoter for decades. He had two sons, Dory Jr and Terry who superseded their father in the business. Both achieved tremendous success wrestling throughout the territories and all over the world. The Funk brothers also both won the NWA world title in different periods of time. It only seemed inevitable that when the WWF expanded nationally…the Funks would be on Vince McMahon’s radar.
It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 41st of 2021. Today Brian looks at the possibility that the Dudley Boyz are no longer…”Boys” and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
This week, professional wrestling lost one of its best friends when ‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton passed away. A true professional in and out of the ring, Eaton was considered a quiet and gentle soul. A vastly underrated worker who could bring the very best out of any opponent he was competing against. Stone Cold Steve Austin named Eaton as the best wrestler he ever shared the ring with. While a great worker, it was his quiet demeanor that perhaps held him back from bigger accolades as a singles competitor.
Potential is a word used often when it pertains to young wrestlers in the business of professional wrestling. They could have potential for their particular look, charisma, skill set and athleticism. In the 1980’s, there was an up and coming tag team with many of those aforementioned qualities. Sean Royal and Chris Champion aka The New Breed were being fast tracked to superstardom in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). Then one day, it all came to a screeching halt.
This week, we are taking a look at top five mashed up tag teams. Established singles wrestlers that are thrown together with another singles wrestler for whatever reason and they form a successful tag team. Who are your personal top five mashed up tag teams of all time?
They were once considered a great up and coming tag team in professional wrestling. A tag team that basically began their careers together and made it all the way to the World Wrestling Federation. While the team found success, it was individual accomplishments that ultimately ended the team and for the most part…their friendship. This is the story of Mo and Mable aka Men on a Mission.