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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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EOTR Tag Team Tuesdays: 5 Legendary Tag Teams Of The 80's

By @TrueGodImmortal

The 80's were an interesting time in wrestling. While Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage were huge in the business, one aspect of the industry that was alive and well was tag team wrestling. Today, I wanted to take a look at 5 legendary teams from the 80s in the WWF and what made them so legendary. Let's get into it.

*The Rockers 

-Whether they were in AWA or WWF, the tandem of Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels were high flying and fun to watch. These two were different for their time, as they were two wrestlers who were on the same path and had mostly the same high flying style, unlike the power and technical prowess of The Hart Foundation, the hard hitting style of The Brain Busters, the power of The British Bulldogs, or the smash style of Demolition. They were the perennial high flying team of the WWF and they excelled at just about everything they did.

*Hart Foundation 

-Anytime you can have one of the greatest wrestlers ever alongside one of the best powerhouses of the era, you have something special. In terms of the tag team division at the time, there was no one better than the Hart Foundation. Bret Hart and Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart were at the top of the mountain and they were regulars in the tag team title picture. Whether feuding with The British Bulldogs or Demolition, they delivered time and time again. They are my all time favorite team from the 80's and a top 5 team of all time without question.


-One of the better teams of the decade has to be one of the longest reigning champions ever. Though their gimmick wasn't my favorite, it's hard to deny Ax and Smash and what they did. They were a viable team that would go at anyone in their path and throughout their time in the WWF, they were at the top of their game. The most memorable feud for this team IMO was against The Hart Foundation. Demolition is a legendary team and they easily are one of the greatest of the 80's.

*The British Bulldogs 

-Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid were two of a kind. They had some great moments, and most of them came in the 80's. They were a strong team with a lot of fire within and they would deliver every time they were in the ring. The truth is, their best moments in the ring came across from their greatest opponents, the Hart Foundation. Sometimes their legacy goes underrated as a team but for the most part, they are recognized as the true legends they were. The British Bulldogs aren't just one of the greatest from the 80's, they are one of the greatest ever.

*The Brain Busters

-Arn Anderson. Tully Blanchard. Two great solo performers who were amazing as a duo. They were the team that became the central influence for teams of today like The Revival, as they were no frills, no bullshit, and they were ready for any challenger. I think they are one of the most underrated legendary teams, as they were unique for the era in a way, and without the fancy gimmicks. They were a hard hitting team who were ready for any fight, and they definitely were one of the best of the decade in the WWF and beyond.



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