WWE: Worst Tag Team Champions of the 1990s
The Hart Foundation, British Bulldog/Owen Hart, Smoking Gunns, New Age Outlaws, Money, Inc.—five teams that excelled in the WWE tag division in the 1990s.
Combined, they had 13 reigns, totaling 1,664 days. The New Age Outlaws had the most reigns with five, totaling 468 days.
While these stats are remarkable, there are other teams that fall on the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to being highly recognized as world tag team champions.
Here are the worst of the bunch.
1-2-3 Kid/Marty Jannetty
January 10, 1994—the one-year anniversary show of Raw. World Tag Team Champions the Quebecers competed against the makeshift team of 1-2-3 Kid and Marty Jannetty. The unexpected ending resulted in the underdogs winning the match and becoming tag team champions.
This reign only lasted a total of seven days, as they lost the titles back to the Quebecers on the next episode of Raw.
Men on a Mission
The was one of the most imbalanced tag teams in WWE history. Whether it was the horrible rap intros, the embarrassing MC Hammer-esque ring gear or the all-around lethargic in-ring performance, nothing about this team had "tag team champions" subscribed on it.
However, they managed to hold the titles when they defeated the Quebecers on March 29, 1994, only to lose it back to the same team two days later.
1-2-3 Kid/Bob Holly
Sean Waltman had a fairly successful career in the WWE and WCW. However, his initial tag team title reigns as the 1-2-3 Kid was nothing to be proud about.
In a tournament final at the 1995 Royal Rumble to declare the tag team champions, 1-2-3 Kid and his new random partner, Bob Holly, upset the Ted DiBiase-managed team of Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka.
Unfortunately for them, and probably only for them, the next night on Raw, they were dethroned by the Smoking Gunns.
Over-gimmicked, over-saturated, over-pushed—that best describes the Headbangers.
While the tag team was not the bottom of the barrel compared to some other teams during that era, they never were the best tag team of the bunch.
The WWE gave them an opportunity to be the No. 1 tag team when they successfully defeated the Godwinns, Legion of Doom and British Bulldog/Owen Hart in a Fatal-Four Way match on September 7, 1997 at the In Your House: Ground Zero PPV.
The would keep the title for less than a month, losing it at the next PPV—Badd Blood: In Your House—to the Godwinns.
Since then, they have stooped to creating their own tag team championship—the "Tag Team Champions of the Universe," made out of a small, fake version of the World Heavyweight Championship—and called out then-champions Air Boom last year on a random YouTube video.
Now, the team of the Godwinns as a whole was not horrible, but their reign as tag team champions were. They had a combined two title reigns that lasted only nine days altogether.
On May 19, 1996, they defeated the Bodydonnas; their reign only lasted one week, losing the titles to the Smoking Gunns. On October 5, 1997, they became champions again by defeating the Headbangers; just two days later, they lost the titles to the Legion of Doom on an episode of Raw.
Seemingly, the WWE did not have enough confidence in this team to officially make them lead the tag division, which is indicated by their blink-of-an-eye tag title reigns.
Cactus Jack/Chainsaw Charlie
This has nothing to do with Mick Foley and Terry Funk, but everything to do with the team of Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie.
Whether it was Funk's decision or not is a moot point; the "Chainsaw Charlie" gimmick was embarrassing, to say the least.
Surprisingly, they won the tag team titles at WrestleMania XIV. However, a day later on Raw, they were stripped on the tag titles due to not using the correct dumpster. They were forced to face the New Age Outlaws on Raw, and they lost.
Who do you think is the worst tag team champions of the 1990s?
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