WRESTLING NEWS
Underrated WWE Tag Teams More Fans Should Appreciate
By JACK GOODWILLIE
MNM
As the quintessential heel tag team of the mid-2000s, “Tough Enough III” winner Johnny Nitro, his mentor Joey Mercury, and their manager, Melina formed MNM. Within two weeks of debuting on “SmackDown,” they became tag team champions, although the team broke up after the Judgment Day PPV in 2006.
Cesaro & Tyson Kidd
After coming together in 2014, Cesaro and Tyson Kidd found their stride as opponents for The New Day. Known as “Masters of the Universe” at house shows, Cesaro and Kidd’s team peaked at Fastlane 2015 when they beat The Usos for the WWE Tag Team titles and held the belts for 63 days until Kidd was sidelined by an injury to his neck region.
Billy & Chuck
The team of Billy Gunn and Chuck Palumbo formed the first “gay” tag team in WWE, committing heavily to the storyline. They won the WWE World Tag titles on two separate occasions, but the team ended when they admitted that they were straight men that got involved in a publicity stunt that went too far.
Jeri-Show
The pairing of Chris Jericho and Big Show worked better than anyone expected. Put together after Edge tore his Achilles tendon, Jericho and Show (known as Jeri-Show) were the Unified Tag Team Champions and dominated the WWE throughout the summer of 2009, becoming focal points of the show due to their natural star power.
La Resistance
The French-Canadian team La Resistance with Sylvain Grenier, Rene Dupree, and Rob Conway had important segments with stars like Steve Austin and The Rock ‘n Sock Connection. La Resistance gained an insane amount of heel heat, and the three men held the tag titles four times before being released from the contract.