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?
There have been numerous times when established tag teams split up…not due to booking or creative plans…but for unforeseen incidents like sickness, injury or even death. Today, we look at the top five tag teams that were formed out of real life necessity.
Years before Bradshaw and Ron Simmons opened up the Acolyte Protection Agency in the WWF, there was the Hardline Collection Agency or Hardliners for short in WCW. They consisted of the “Dirty Dicks” of Dick Murdoch and Dick Slater. The gimmick was very similar to the APA’s in that they went out and hurt people for a price. The only difference was, that the APA lasted a whole lot longer than the Hardliners ever did.
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 He had two sons, Dory Jr and Terry who superseded their father in the business.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.
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.