World Tag Team Championships - Stone Cold & Dude Love

July 14, 1997 - September 07, 1997

After Shawn Michaels was forced to vacate his half of the World Tag Team Championship, an eight-team tournament was set up to determine the No. 1 contenders. The winners would then face Stone Cold and a partner of his choosing. Owen Hart and The British Bulldog, the same team that lost the titles to Stone Cold and Michaels, won the tournament, and Austin wound up choosing Dude Love for his partner. This was also Mick Foley's fun-loving alter ego's first in-ring action in WWE. Stone Cold and Dude Love were able to defeat Owen Hart and The British Bulldog for the World Tag Team Championship. Their reign lasted until Austin suffered a neck injury and the team had to forfeit the World Tag Team Championship.