Re-ranking WWE's 50 greatest tag teams

#40 The World's Greatest Tag Team

In 2002, Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin debuted as protégés of Kurt Angle. The two young Superstars were the perfect complement to the 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist, each bringing their impressive amateur backgrounds to WWE. Within three month, Haas and Benjamin became WWE Tag Team Champions by defeating Los Guerreros. However, after losing the titles, the duo went on a losing streak, resulting in being fired by Angle.

Out of Angle’s shadow, Haas and Benjamin reemerged as The World’s Greatest Tag Team. It was a boastful moniker, but the duo often lived up to it as they recaptured the WWE Tag Team Titles and battled serious competition like The APA, Too Cool and Rey Mysterio & Billy Kidman. Although The World’s Greatest Tag Team exited WWE after a brief reconciliation in 2008, their in-ring abilities and teamwork made the duo one of WWE’s best of the past decade. — KEVIN POWERS