The Young Stallions
Paul Roma and Jim Powers teamed up in the late-1980's as two young, good-looking jobbers to the stars with nothing better to do. Eventually, they were christened The Young Stallions and were even given their own music and merchandise. Unfortunately, The Stallions only had a handful of wins as a duo.
In case you haven't heard.... May is Tag Team Appreciation Month here on Canadian Bulldog's World, with dozens of unique columns and a Daily Tag Team Spotlight.
Beyond that.... we're looking at unique ways to present the art of tag team wrestling, and here's one aspect that we don't believe has been explored before.
Tag teams form all the time in World Wrestling Entertainment and generally speaking, they earn a run with the tag team championship at one point or another, be that on Raw, SmackDown or NXT. Some even achieve that goal within months of debuting. But about those who don't?
In counting down the Top 50 WWE Tag Teams Who Never Got The Gold, we ranked them using the following criteria:
Were they clearly presented to WWE audiences as a legitimate tag team?
How long did they team up for?
Did they have any memorable matches?
Despite not winning the gold, did they at least get any shots at the belts?
NOTE: Championship belts captured in other organizations (or won with other partners) DO NOT COUNT.
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Abandoned by his championship tag team partner, The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff looked home to Mother Russia and began teaming with Boris Zhukov as The Bolsheviks. While the two lasted in the WWF for quite a while, they failed to pick up a lot of W's other than possibly team # 50 on this list, The Young Stallions.
When Terry Funk left the WWF in 1986, Hoss Funk (a/k/a Dory Funk Jr.) found another brother lying around the Double Cross Ranch, Jimmy Jack Funk. Together, the team was managed by Jimmy Hart, and The Funk Brothers took on the likes of The Killer Bees and The British Bulldogs during their team's run.
Although The Public Enemy achieved lots of success in ECW and WCW, they certainly didn't fare nearly as well in the WWF whey arrived in 1999. Perceived bad attitudes backstage and a mandate to punish the former WCW guys hurt their chances of evecoring WWF gold any time soon, sending them back to ECW.