Tag Team Rankings – wrestlers – Brief Article
1. The Dudley Boyz
WWF (Buh Buh Ray and D-Yon)
No fan reaction equals the one the Dudleys get when they bring tables into the ring. In a rare combination of brute force and aerial tactics, the 3D (Dudley Death Drop) elicits huge pops and jaw-dropping reactions. And, as of press time, Buh Buh Ray and D-Von were the tag-team champions in wrestling’s top federation.
2. Edge and Christian
Good looks and high-flying maneuvers continue to make Edge and Christian the idols of WWF fans. Despite being heels who are aligned with Kurt Angle in the storylines, fans continue to embrace their antics and spectacular ring work. Another run as tag-team champions may happen soon.
3. The Hardy Boyz
WWF (Matt and Jeff)
The popularity of the Hardy Boyz–another team built on good looks and the presence of a hot manager in Lita–equals the popularity of Edge and Christian. Recently the WWF tried to add some intrigue to the team by having them face each other in singles matches. The feud helped the Hardy Boyz separate themselves from the image they shared with Edge and Christian.
WCW (Bryan Clark and Brian Adams)
Now that Vince Russo has left the company, there finally seems to be some continuity to the Kronik gimmick. And since the tag-team division is so muddled, perhaps this is the time for Kronik to establish itself as the team to beat. If fan reaction is any indication, Kronik is well on its way.
5. Sean O’Haire and Chuck Palumbo
WCW’s effort to push young performers has resulted in O’Haire and Palumbo capturing tag-team gold. While this move shows the federation is considering its youngsters, fans may not be ready to embrace relative unknowns as the focal point of the tag-team division.
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