Top 15 most weird tag team champions in the history of WWE Part 1
The tag team championships of WWE is being served since 1971 and there so many big names in the history of fifty three years to hold these legendary championships. WWE looked at the oddest tag team champions in the history of the business in WWE.com. You can check the list here in Sportzwiki as well;
#15 CM Punk & Kofi Kingston
Yep. Believe it or not, The Second City Saint held tag team gold in the past, and alongside Kofi Kingston, no less. The duo of CM Punk & Kofi ended up being convenient in a lot of ways; the two were also part of Team Batista at Survivor Series 2008.
The surprise, though, lies in the philosophical differences between the two: Kofi is a free-wheeling, whirling dervish of a Superstar who finds the fun in everything he does, while Punk abides by a lifestyle of the strictest discipline, keeping a straight edge code and grounding himself in an almost monk-like style of preparation and focus. And yet, the two made magic together, holding onto the titles for nearly two months before losing them to John Morrison & The Miz at a WWE Live Event. Hey, as long as Kofi’s willing to give Punk the proper respect, perhaps a reunion is in the future?
#14 William Regal & Tajiri
When old school European grappling meets the dynamic “puroresu” style of Japan , you get … William Regal & Tajiri! We’re not sure we need to stress the cornerstone of why this was an unexpected tag team, but what we do know is the two went together like peanut butter and jelly despite seeming like water and vinegar, or blood pudding and sushi, on paper. They won the Tag Titles in Tajiri’s native Japan and held onto those bad boys for several months, reigniting the old flame left over from their comedic antics of the Attitude Era.
#13 Hollywood Hogan & Edge
Like most WWE Superstars, Edge grew up as a lil’ Hulkamaniac. Imagine the elation of The Ultimate Opportunist, then, when he found himself toting tag team gold alongside Hollywood Hogan following a team-up against Billy & Chuck on SmackDown in July 2002. Though they regrettably only held the twin championships for a few weeks before The Un-Americans relieved them of the titles at Vengeance, few will ever forget the post-match celebration when Edge & Hogan celebrated their win by waving an American flag. You see? The odd couple was so great they made Edge forget he was a Canadian for a minute there.The team eventually lost the titles to Rosey & The Hurricane in a Tag Team Turmoil Match, but Tajiri’s emotional hometown celebration remains one of the most heartwarming moments in WWE history. Cheerio, old boys.
#12 Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov
In a perfect inverse of the Rocky Balboa–Ivan Drago situation, the peoples of Italy and Russia found themselves a team to believe in with Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov. The pair joined forces in late 2010 to shock the tag team division with some good old fashioned odd-couple dominance. Formed at the insistence of The Italian Stallion, Santino & Kozlov proved to be a surprisingly formidable presence in a division full of like-minded Superstars who seemed tailor-made for a twosome. However, the unlikely duo of Santino’s manic scrappiness and Kozlov’s stoicism made for an endlessly entertaining and oddly forceful duo.
They captured the WWE Tag Team Championships from The Nexus in late 2010 following an assist from John Cena, prompting one of the biggest explosions of unadulterated joy the WWE Universe has ever seen. And to think, Kozlov wasn’t nuts about this idea in the first place. But then again: If he can change, and Santino can change …
#11 The Two-Man Power Trip
This wasn’t so much an odd pairing as far as physical stature or star power, but when it comes to ideological differences, you’d be hard pressed to come up with a stranger marriage than the talents of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Triple H in the early 2000s. After abandoning his crusade to torment Mr. McMahon and joining up with his corporate foil, The Texas Rattlesnake cemented his change in philosophy by joining forces with The Chairman’s chief enforcer, Triple H. Of course, once the shock of seeing the two together initially wore off, the WWE Universe was faced with a terrifying realization: These guys were good.
Known collectively as The Two-Man Power Trip, Austin and The Game proceeded to run rampant over the WWE roster, demonstrating their dominance by collectively amassing every major championship (they are only the second duo in WWE history to do so). Their championship monopoly came to an end after Austin inadvertently cost Triple H the Intercontinental Title to Kane at Judgment Day 2001, but the union remained unbroken. That is, until fate did what the locker room could not and struck The King of Kings down with the notorious quadriceps tear that cost him a year of his career, ending the Power Trip for good.
#10 TIE: Jeri-Show and ShowMiz
There’s a very long list of big men who would be obvious partners for the towering Big Show: The Undertaker. Kane. The Great Khali. And while The World’s Largest Athlete has found success with several of those Superstars, his most prolific tag team run came, ironically, when he teamed with two men who were roughly half his size. First came Chris Jericho, who recruited Show as a replacement for Edge after the Canadian duo won the Unified Tag Team Championships at The Bash 2009. The ensuing duo, “Jeri-Show,” saw The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla remake The World’s Largest Athlete in his own image, decking him out in the finest threads and coaching him in the fine-spoken ways of being “The Best in the World at What He Does.” The two dominated the tag scene for the latter half of ’09, but eventually fell victim to the cunning of D-Generation X when they defeated Jeri-Show for the tag titles, then intentionally disqualified themselves in the rematch to retain. Jericho was eventually forced off of Raw, leaving The World’s Largest Athlete bereft of a tag partner.
Enter The Miz.The Awesome One stepped up handily to fill the void left by Y2J, uniting with Big Show to win the Tag Titles from DX and kick off the era of “ShowMiz.” The powerhouse-scrapper combo that worked with Jericho proved just as effective with Miz. The two held the Unified Titles for several months, including a successful WrestleMania title defense against John Morrison & R-Truth. It was ultimately a little excellence of execution that stopped ShowMiz short, after Miz tapped to the Sharpshooter in a title match against The Hart Dynasty, costing ShowMiz the titles and ultimately leading to the same, sad ending that every Miz tag team has ever seen: His partner gets fed up, the partnership disintegrates and The Awesome One sustains bodily harm in the process. In this case, it was a WMD from The World’s Largest Athlete that sent The Miz into La-La Land (not Los Angeles … unconsciousness) and brought one of the stranger tag sagas of WWE history to a crashing end.
#9 John Cena & various foes
We’ll say this for John Cena: He is nothing if not cooperative when he’s tossed into a tag team with his bitterest blood rivals and asked to challenge for the Tag Team Championships. The Cenation leader is four-for-four when thrust into these unceremonious situations, and to his credit, his tenuous grip on harmony with Shawn Michaels actually lasted long enough to amount for a pretty lengthy tag reign. By the way, this was while Michaels was challenging for Cena’s WWE Title.
The Champ’s other unions had less longevity to them, however. He was tag champions with Batista for only one week and later clashed with The Animal at SummerSlam. He also won the twin titles with David Otunga during his sordid saga with The Nexus only to have Wade Barrett force Cena & Otunga to lose their titles to Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel. As for The Miz? Well, Cena memorably united with The Awesome One to capture the championships from Slater & Gabriel while he prepared to challenge for Miz’s WWE Title at WrestleMania XXVII. But, the two lost the titles mere minutes later when Slater & Gabriel immediately evoked their rematch clause, and Miz turned on Cena to cost the team their titles. The moral of the story? It ain’t easy being John Cena and holding a Tag Team Championship, folks…..
….. Concluded in the next part
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