Matthew Hester has decided to restart the famous Creature vs. Creature series here on Bleacher Report. The theme for this edition is the greatest tag team of all time.
Some of B/R's best writers decided to enter themselves into this contest, writing about great tag teams such as The Hardy Boyz, The Dudley Boyz, The Fabulous Free Birds, Edge and Christian, Kane and Undertaker, and so on. We're all trying to write the best articles we can to win this thing.
To me, when you talk about the greatest tag team ever, one name sticks out in my mind: Hart Foundation. I'm not talking about just any incarnation of the foundation, I'm alluding to the original incarnation, Bret Hart and Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart.
Some may disagree with the sentiment that they're the greatest tag team ever, citing that they only won the WWF Tag Team Title twice. With that you'd have a very valid argument.
The Hart Foundation was started in 1985 when Bret Hart was turned heel and teamed with Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who was being managed by "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart. The Hart foundation may best be known for the continuing feud and incredible matches with The British Bulldogs.
The Hart Foundation was perhaps the most technically sound tag team in wrestling history. Bret Hart became known as the best there is, was, and ever will be. Proving his technical and mat wrestling ability. Jim Neidhart, despite being a power wrestler, was no slouch technically.
They broke the tag team tradition of big man, little man. Despite being only 6'1", Bret was not a small guy weighing in at 235lbs. Jim Neidhart was no physical pushover either, checking in at 6'2, 281lbs. The chemistry formed between these two was unbelievable.
It's this type of chemistry that can only be formed by years of being around each other, training with each other, and forming a bond that can never be broken.
They're one of the few tag teams that captivated and held the hearts (no pun) of an entire country, no matter what their moral alliance. The Hart Foundation was revered and celebrated as heroes in Canada regardless of whether they were heel or face.
Not many teams can say that. Despite the worldwide acclaim of the Hardyz, Dudleys, Edge and Christian, or The Road Warriors: None of them were able to be loved unconditionally by their homeland.
Combine their incredible chemistry, wrestling ability, collaborative styles, and the love and adoration they receive from their homeland and abroad, there's no reason why the Hart Foundation isn't the best there was and ever will be.