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The best of the rest

The best of the rest

Thousands of tag teams have plied their craft in sports-entertainment, but alas, only 10 could make WWE.com's list of the Greatest Tag Teams. Naturally, there were many qualified candidates from which to choose; from Luke Graham & Tarzan Tyler on down to Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes, there are more than six dozen duos that have held the World Tag Team Championship alone.

In addition to the Top 10, though, there were six teams that were universally revered. While one editor who will remain nameless continuously pushed for Tekno Team 2000, these six teams were somewhere on almost everyone's list and narrowly missed the cut.

The APA (Faarooq & Bradshaw)

They started as Undertaker's Acolytes in 1999 and ended up as three-time World Tag Team Champions by their dissolution in 2004. The APA may have spent most of their time drinking beer and playing cards in their "office," but if a WWE Superstar had the cash, the APA would watch their back … as long as they entered through the right door.

The Brain Busters (Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson)

As charter members of the Four Horsemen, Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson set a standard of tag team excellence. After winning two NWA World Tag Team Championships, they entered WWE under the tutelage of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan -- hence the name Brain Busters -- and ended Demolition's record World Tag Team Championship reign in July 1989.

Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana)

Strike Force was only together for a short time, but the dup was an unforgettable whirlwind. Together, they held the World Tag Team Championship for six months between 1987-8 before a Martel neck injury derailed them, and were famous for their "Girls in Cars" entrance theme off of Piledriver: The Wrestling Album II.

The Nasty Boys (Jerry Saggs & Brian Knobbs)

These two bad boys from Allentown, Pa., began their career in the AWA in 1985, eventually moving to WWE in 1990 and claiming the World Tag Team Championship. Three reigns as WCW Tag Team Champions awaited later in the decade as well. Notorious for being loud and obnoxious, they often took their opponents to "Pitty City" -- a.k.a. the underside of one of their smelly armpits.

Money, Inc. (Ted DiBiase & I.R.S.)

Born when Jimmy Hart screwed the Natural Disasters by substituting them out of a World Tag Team Championship Match, DiBiase & I.R.S. won the gold in February 1992 in their first match as a team. Together for 18 months until DiBiase's retirement, the pair used their superior intellect to baffle opponents and win the World Tag Team Championship three times.

Paul London & Brian Kendrick

This high-flying duo is one of only two teams to win both the World Tag Team and WWE Tag Team Championships. Known for their colorful ring attire and high-flying, in-your face attack, London & Kendrick are the longest-reigning WWE Tag Team Champions on record, proving that it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog that matters. 

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