Magnificent Muraco & Bob Orton
The Young Stallions
Paul Roma and Jim Powers were considered jobbers to the stars in the WWF when they debuted in the early 1980s. However, the two pooled their resources and became The Young Stallions. While they never came close to capturing championship gold, they did co-win their match at the first ever Survivor Series.
May is Tag Team Appreciation Month on Canadian Bulldog's World! To help celebrate, we have dozens of unique articles and columns dedicated to the art of tag team wrestling.
In many respects, people consider the 1980s (for our purposes, 1980 through 1989) to be a golden age for tag team wrestling. Promotions including the AWA, WWF and NWA/WCW routinely featured contests with teams that not only looked alike and dressed alike, but added a different element that singles wrestling really didn't feature in the same way.
While tag team wrestling wasn't necessarily a main event phenomenon on most major shows in the 1980s, they at least had their fair share of ring time on those shows.
In selecting the Top 50 Tag Teams Of The 1980s, Canadian Bulldog's World looked at the following criteria:
How prominent was the team between the years 1980 and 1989?
Were they a dominant duo in their chosen promotion(s)?
Did they capture championship gold, and if so, how frequently?
Was the team promoted at or near the top of the card?
By the way, if you'd like to see a list of Top 50 Tag Teams Of The 1990s, simply click here.
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As Adam Zimmerman wrote about in his Tag Team Spotlight, The Stud Stable of Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden began in Southeastern Championship Wrestling. The two eventually made their way to the Continental promotion as well as other regional territories, capturing the CWA Tag Team Championship.
The Stud Stable
As Mike Rickard wrote in his Tag Team Spotlight, Strike Force was formed in 1987 when Rick Martel sought to replace Tom Zenk in the Can-Am Connection. Martel teamed with WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana, and the two defeated The Hart Foundation to capture the WWF World Tag Team Championship that year.