Who would you say is the greatest Tag Team Wrestler of all time?

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Who would you say is the greatest Tag Team Wrestler of all time?

Post by Buzz Sawyer » Tue May 03, 2016 6:40 pm

Have thought about this recently and I'll have to nominate cranky Ole Anderson.
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Re: Who would you say is the greatest Tag Team Wrestler of all time?

Post by JML » Tue May 03, 2016 8:34 pm

Either Ricky Morton or Bobby Eaton.

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Post by mprentice84 » Tue May 03, 2016 9:17 pm

JML wrote:Either Ricky Morton or Bobby Eaton.
Tough to argue with either of those.

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Post by mlev76 » Tue May 03, 2016 9:45 pm

I think face tag team wrestling and heel tag team wrestling are like biology and chemistry. Both are sciences yet both involve unique criteria for making determinations.

Morton is probably the model for all babyface selling since the 1980s. There is nothing quite like seeing him getting his ass kicked.

On the flip side, I'd go with Arn Anderson if for nothing more than his ability to pick up a partner and be great. He had successful teams with Ole, Tully, Zybysko and Eaton. And that doesn't even count his pairings with Windham and Flair which always delivered.

Never seen much of him, but I'd imagine Ray Stevens has to rank up there given his teams with Patterson and Bockwinkel.

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Post by Alan4L » Wed May 04, 2016 1:17 pm

I think it's Jun Akiyama. The August 27 match last year against Go & Miyahara cemented it for me. He debuted in 92 and was an awesome tag wrestler straight away. He was involved in some of the most classic tag matches of all time through the rest of the 90s. His work in tags in NOAH was really underrated with his teams with Rikio and Saito being really slept on historically. He's probably my favourite guy ever at doing the thing where you take the non-legal man that would be on the apron and beating the shit out of him on the floor so you have a 2 on 1 advantage. When it comes to tag strategy, he's untouchable.

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Post by Buzz Sawyer » Wed May 04, 2016 4:53 pm

Ole had successful runs with
Gene Anderson
Lars Anderson
Arn Anderson
Ivan Koloff
Stan Hansen

Ole might be the most decorated Tag wrestler ever. I have to count up the amount of title reigns he has had later.
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Post by Shining Wiz » Wed May 04, 2016 5:15 pm

Arn Anderson.

Good to great teams with several partners, and could make a match with any partner interesting. Unlike many, not just a singles wrestler operating in tags, and possibly the best at working tag logic into work during tag matches.

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Post by Buzz Sawyer » Wed May 04, 2016 7:58 pm

Buzz Sawyer wrote:Ole had successful runs with
Gene Anderson
Lars Anderson
Arn Anderson
Ivan Koloff
Stan Hansen

Ole might be the most decorated Tag wrestler ever. I have to count up the amount of title reigns he has had later.
Ole had 39 title reigns as a Tag champ:
Gene Anderson:
NWA Atlantic Coast Belts (5X) , NWA Mid Atlantic (2X) , NWA World Tag (8X) , NWA Georgia (6X)
Lars Anderson:
NWA Georgia (3X)
Arn Anderson:
National Tag Belts (1X)
Stan Hansen:
NWA Georgia (1X) , NWA World Tag (1X)
Ivan Koloff:
NWA Georgia (5X)
Ron Garvin:
NWA Florida (1X)
Ernie Ladd:
NWA Georgia (1X)
Ox Baker:
AWA Midwest (1X)
The Claw:
AWA Midwest (1X)
Jacques Goulet:
NWA Georgia (1X)
Jerry Brisco:
NWA Georgia (1X)
Thunderbolt Patterson:
NWA National (1X)
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Post by dylanjstx » Wed May 04, 2016 8:38 pm

Jun Akiyama for most of the reasons Alan expressed. Love Arn Anderson and Ricky Morton too.

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Post by HurriOwl » Wed May 04, 2016 8:41 pm

First name that came to mind: Arn Anderson.

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Post by jeremysexton » Wed May 04, 2016 8:52 pm

Gotta go Ricky Morton. Iconic on a level no one else is.

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Post by garrettkidney » Wed May 04, 2016 10:22 pm

James Storm. Was half of two of the best tag teams of the last fifteen years.

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Post by Drew Wardlaw » Thu May 05, 2016 4:26 am

I've got two choices:

Bobby Eaton
To me, personifies a "wrestling heel" where he can do cool looking offense, including some great double team moves, but does it in a way that gets heat and doesn't take away from the baby face. Good at playing off of Cornette and stooging. Does the classic cutting off the ring as good as anyone. Great at bumping after a hot tag. Had a variety of different opponents he worked well with (Lane, Condrey, Arn, Koko Ware, Regal), and could work good as a face in a tag team, teaming with the Yellow Dog in 1991.

Stan Hansen
Had great teams with Brody (this one is debatable I guess), DiBiase, Tenryu, Spivey (of all people), Gordy, even Vader towards the end. Worked lots of different styles, from all out gnarly brawls to southern style tag matches, and plays a great face in peril when needed, and with the exception of maybe the Tenryu tag team, always felt like the veteran leader of the team.

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Re: Who would you say is the greatest Tag Team Wrestler of all time?

Post by Joe Lanza » Thu May 05, 2016 5:57 am

Morton is a boring answer, but the one I keep coming back to. Obviously the greatest face in peril of all time, and the great double drop kick spot that was always perfectly placed into every match.

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Post by ayaashm » Thu May 05, 2016 7:13 am

I know this isn't a popular answer but Holy Demon Army is my favourite tag team of all time so I'm gonna say Kawada Toshiaki.
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