John Cena & Batista
May is Tag Team Appreciation Month on Canadian Bulldog's World, with nearly 30 unique and interesting articles on the art of tag team wrestling.
Last week, we talked about the Top 50 Tag Team Specialists, those who could go from one successful tag team to the next flawlessly.
This list doesn't necessarily celebrate that same principle.
Instead, we're looking at combinations that were thrown together for any variety of reasons. Perhaps they were hated enemies that were forced to pair up by the authority figure. Perhaps they don't look or act all that similar. Or perhaps it's just a bizarre combination. Regardless, despite the odds, they were successful enough to capture a tag team championship.
In selecting the Top 50 Unusual Tag Team Champions, Canadian Bulldog's World considered the following criteria:
How memorable were their respective differences?
What kind of odds did they overcome to win the gold?
Did they have a decent reign on top?
Years later, is the unusual team still remembered?
If you'd like to be a part of this conversation, Tweet us at @canadianbulldog using the hashtag #Top50, or leave a comment below.
Ready? Here we go!
The odd pairing of Bob Backlund and Pedro Morales teamed up at New York's Shea Stadium in August 1980 to take on WWWF Tag Team Champions The Wild Samoans in a two out of three falls match. Backlund and Morales won but were forced to give up the belt because Backlund was also WWWF World Champion.
Bob Backlund & Pedro Morales
Diamond Dallas Page and Kevin Nash (as Vinnie Vegas) actually began teaming in 1992 as The Vegas Connection. But when they reunited in 2000 as The Insiders, both men had been main players in the WCW vs nWo rivalry. Twice, they defeated Shawn Stasiak and Chuck Palumbo to hold the WCW Tag Titles.