49) The Colossal Kongs
In 1993, The Colossal Kongs debuted in WCW under the tutelage of Harley Race. Masked, bearded, huge and wearing furry vests, Awesome Kong (no relation to the female wrestler) and King Kong (no relation to the movie monster) crushed their competition for a short spell, even taking on the team of Sting & Ric Flair.
1) Rick & Scott Steiner
Rick and Scott Steiner had seven WCW World Tag Team Championship reigns that lasted a combined 520 days, by far the longest tag run among Turner-era titleholders. The two also captured the U.S. Tag Team titles once and won the Pat O' Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament in 1990. Beyond that, The Steiner Brothers were extremely innovative and often had the best matches on a given show, clashing with the likes of The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express and other duos.
50) Tex Lazenger & Shanghai Pierce
Debuting in 1992, the Texas duo of Tex Lazenger & Shanghai Pierce were the tag team equivalent of jobbers to the stars in WCW, often losing to bigger teams and winning a handful of preliminary matches on their own. Surprisingly, the two would go on to better things in the WWF as Henry and Phineas Godwinn.
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From the time it was purchased by Turner Broadcasting in 1988 until the time it was sold in 2001, WCW was a fantastic place for tag teams to compete. The WCW World Tag Team Championship changed hands at least 70 times over that period, while the company also had added U.S. and Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions from time to time.
In counting down the Top 50 WCW Tag Teams, we ranked them using the following criteria:
How successful and memorable were they within WCW?
How long did they team up for?
Did they have any memorable matches?
NOTE: As much as I love teams like the original Minnesota Wrecking Crew, Steamboat and Youngblood and The Dudley Boyz, this is only for the period when Ted Turner owned WCW (1988-2001).
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