History Characters / WWETagTeams

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* TheWorfEffect: To The [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker Brothers o]][[Wrestling/{{Kane}} f Destruction]].

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* TheWorfEffect: To The [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker Brothers o]][[Wrestling/{{Kane}} f Brothers]][[Wrestling/{{Kane}} of Destruction]].



!!! Festus[=/=]Luke Gallows (Drew Hankinson) 2006-2010, 2016-present.

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!!! Festus[=/=]Luke Gallows (Drew Hankinson) (Wrestling/DrewHankinson) 2006-2010, 2016-present.



!!! Spanky[=/=]Brian Kendrick (Brian David Kendrick) 2002-2004, 2005-2009, 2015, 2016-present.

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!!! Spanky[=/=]Brian Kendrick[=/=]"The" Brian Kendrick (Brian David Kendrick) 2002-2004, 2005-2009, 2015, 2016-present.
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* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: In the [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] vs. Wrestling/ShawnMichaels feud and the DX and [=McMahon=] feud.

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* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: In the [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon vs. Wrestling/ShawnMichaels feud and the DX and [=McMahon=] feud.



* ForeignWrestlingHeel: Averted. Even as heels, they're heels that happen to be Puerto Rican, not ''because'' they're Puerto Rican. And now they're faces, so this trope no longer applies.

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* ForeignWrestlingHeel: Averted. Even as heels, they're heels that happen to be Puerto Rican, not ''because'' they're Puerto Rican. And now they're faces, so this trope no longer applies.



!!! Braun Strowman (Adam Scherr) 2015-present

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!!! Braun Strowman Wrestling/BraunStrowman (Adam Scherr) 2015-present



!!! [[SinCara Hunico/Sin Cara]] (Jorge Arias) 2011-present

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!!! [[SinCara [[Wrestling/Hunico Hunico/Sin Cara]] (Jorge Arias) 2011-present



!!! [[Wrestling/AntonioCesaro Cesaro]] (Claudio Castagnoli) 2012-present

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!!! [[Wrestling/AntonioCesaro Cesaro]] (Claudio Castagnoli) Cesaro (Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli) 2012-present



!!! LukeGallows (Wrestling/DrewHankinson) 2006-2010, 2016-present

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!!! LukeGallows Luke Gallows (Wrestling/DrewHankinson) 2006-2010, 2016-present
16th Apr '17 12:59:48 PM Benne
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** The team was broken up in 2017 when Gotch got released by WWE, with English going back to singles competition.
6th Apr '17 10:04:58 AM thecarolinabull01
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!! The Vaudevillains - 2013-present

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!! The Vaudevillains - 2013-present2013-2017
5th Apr '17 3:11:45 PM SutairuMasuta
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!!! Simon Gotch (John Smith) 2013-present

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!!! Simon Gotch (John Smith) 2013-present2013-2017
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!! The Revival - 2014-present
!!! Scott Dawson (David K. Harwood) 2012-present
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* BoringButPractical: It's not said this way, of course, but this seems to be the general ethos of the Mechanics, who pointedly eschew flash and eeven technical window-dressing in favor of out-brawling opponents. Their mantra is "no flips - just fists."
* CantCatchUp: Straight up invokes this toward the new Performance Center prospects in a WWE web video posted in February 2017. He tells them their goal should be as good as him and it'll never happen, then explains in an interview on the side that he worked harder than any of 'em to get here and he'll continue to work harder than any of 'em. Meaning he will continue improving and outworking everyone, so no matter how hard the new prospects try they will never reach his level.
* DeepSouth: From Whiteville, North Carolina, and his Southern work ethic is heavily emphasized as a part of his character, having been part of various redneck/Southern boy tag teams. The latest and already most successful one was initially called the Mechanics (hinting at a clear willingness to get down and dirty) and their theme song can be best described as a Southern metal anthem.
* HouseHusband: Dawson had to become the "man of the house" at a young age.
* TookALevelInBadass: After he formed the Mechanics/Revival with Dash Wilder, the duo were mainly used as enhancement talent until the both took a huge leap in the mentioned trope and scored their first victory over the incredibly over Enzo and Cass.
** They advanced to the semifinal round of the Dusty Rhodes tag team tournament, and although they were beaten by Finn Balor and Samoa Joe, they proved that they're here to stay in the tag division.
** Their badass leveling was completed when they destroyed The Vaudevillains to win the NXT Tag Team Championship. They eventually became the first two-time champions in NXT, defeating Wrestling/AmericanAlpha to get their tag titles back.

!!! Dash Wilder (Daniel Wheeler) 2014-present
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* DeepSouth: He's from Old Fort, North Carolina, he's one-half of a hard-working, dirt and grime, smash-mouth tag team originally called the Mechanics, now the Revival, and he's got a Southern metal anthem called "Southern Proud" for a theme song; yep, he qualifies.
* FlawExploitation: His WWE.com bio states he had to do this in order to survive up in the mountains of his hometown. Shown extensively during points in certain matches, such as crawling underneath across the ring to stop a hot tag from the other side during the Revival's tag team title defense against American Alpha at [=TakeOver=]: Dallas. (On that occasion it wasn't enough, as he and Dawson botched their finisher moments later and wound up losing their titles in the end, but it was still a notable stroke of brilliance on Dash's part.)
* IdenticalStranger: He and Wrestling/SamiZayn look like they could be brothers.
* TookALevelInBadass: Both he and Dawson went through this and both went from barely being on TV let alone winning a match to after an upset victory over Enzo and Cass, becoming a major threat in the tag team division. Took a further level when he and Dawson dominated the Vaudevillians to win the tag team titles. Nowadays they're crafting a resume as expert heels in highly-acclaimed top notch matches against teams like Wrestling/AmericanAlpha, Gargano & Ciampa, and TM-61.
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!!! Wrestling/RandyOrton (Randall Keith "Randy" Orton) 2002-present
14th Dec '16 6:24:06 PM thecarolinabull01
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[[folder: Other Notable Tag Team Wrestlers]]
!! The WWWF Era (1963-1984)
!!! Spiros Arion (Andres Labrakis) 1966-1975, 1977-1978
* TheApprentice: To Wrestling/BrunoSammartino. They were the last-ever [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-us-t.html WWWF United States Tag Team Champions]].
* CarpetOfVirility
* ForeignWrestlingHeel
* RedBaron: "Golden Greek".
* UnderwearOfPower

!!! Dominic [=DeNucci=] 1967-1972, 1974-1982
* AlliterativeName
* BadassTeacher: Taught Wrestling/MickFoley, Shane Douglas and and the late Brian Hildebrand how to wrestle.
* CunningLinguist: Speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian.
* FinishingMove: [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning The Airplane Spin]]

!!! Tony Garea (Anthony Garcia) 1972-present
* ActionSurvivor
* DemotedToExtra: As a WWE road agent.
* UsefulNotes/NewZealand
* UnderwearOfPower
* WrestlingFamily: His brother, John Garea, who wrestled in the NWA.
* UnderwearOfPower

!!! Ivan Putski (Josef Bednarski) 19761987
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Putski isn't a real Polish name.
* PecFlex
* RedBaron: "Polish Power"
* UnderwearOfPower
* WrestlingFamily: His son Scott, who wrestled for the company in 1997 and Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1998-1999.

!!! Mr. Saito/Masa Saito (斎藤 昌典, Saitō Masanori) 19811984
* BeardOfEvil
* ForeignWrestlingHeel
* RedBaron: "Mr.".
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Professor Tanaka as Mr. Fuji's tag team partner.
* UnderwearOfPower
* UrExample: Innovated the [[SuplexFinisher Saito Suplex]].

!!! Mikel Scicluna 19651970, 1972, 19751983
* CombatPragmatist: They don't give just anyone the name "master of the foreign object".
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A roll of coins.
* UsefulNotes/{{Malta}}
* RedBaron: "Baron".
* UnderwearOfPower

!!! Chief Jay Strongbow (Joseph Luke Scarpa) 19701977, 19791984, 19931994
* ActionSurvivor
* CaptainEthnic
* LeotardOfPower
* RedBaron
* [[NiceHat Nice Headdress]]

!!! Toru Tanaka (Charles "Charlie" J. Kalani, Jr.) 19671968,19691970,19711974,19771978
* AlliterativeName
* BaldOfEvil
* ForeignWrestlingHeel
* RedBaron: "Professor"
* UnderwearOfPower

!! The Rock 'N' Wrestling Era (1984-1993)
!!! Marty Jannetty (Frederick Marty Jannetty) 1987, 1988-1992, 1992-1994, 1995-1996, 2005-2007, 2009
* TheBusCameBack: Every year and a half or so after WCW folded. He's usually on the wrong end of a match involving someone with a grudge against Shawn Michaels or a young superstar with a push or winning streak.
* ButtMonkey: Naming the least successful person of a Tag Team after they break up as [[PersonAsVerb the Jannetty]].
* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: Unofficial [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]]. To Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, and one of the most famous wrestling examples of the trope.
* RingOldies: Pushing 50 and still wrestling, and he's not half bad.

!!! Wrestling/DynamiteKid (Thomas "Tom" Billington) 1984-1988

!!! Jim Powers (James Manley) 1984-1994
* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: To Paul Roma.
* {{Jobber}}: Became this after the breakup of the Young Stallions.
* TagTeam: The Young Stallions with Paul Roma.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Teamed with Paul Roma as the Young Stallions from 1987 to 1989 despite the two hating each other backstage.
* UnderwearOfPower

!!! Raymond "Ray" Rougeau 1986-2002
* ActionSurvivor: Worked as both an interviewer and the play-by-play announcer for the French syndicated WWF programming distributed to Quebec, Europe, and Africa from 1991-2002.
* AlliterativeName
* BadassMustache
* CanadaEh
* ForeignWrestlingHeel
* SiblingTeam: With his younger brother Jacques as the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers.

!!! The Tonga Kid[=/=]Islander Tama (Samuel Larry Anoa'i Fatu) 1984-1988
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* ArchEnemy: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, The British Bulldogs
* FaceHeelTurn: When he became Tama.
* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: To Jimmy Snuka and to [[Wrestling/{{Meng}} Haku]].
* PowerStable: The Heenan Family
* TagTeam: The Islanders with Haku.
* WildSamoan
* WrestlingFamily

!! The New Generation Era (1993-1997)
!!! Bart Gunn (Michael Burton "Mike" Polchlopek, Jr.) 1993-1999, 2007
* BadassMustache: From 1993 to 1996.
* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: To Billy Gunn.
* NiceHat
* RedBaron: "Bodacious" Bart as part of the New Midnight Express.
* UnrelatedBrothers: With Billy Gunn.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: A wrestling cowboy with his "brother" in the Smoking Gunns.

!!! Mo (Robert Horne) 1993-1996
* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: To Mabel.
* RedBaron: "Sir" Mo, when Mabel won the 1995 King of the Ring tournament.
* ScaryBlackMan
* TagTeam: Men on a Mission with Mabel.

!!! Samu (Samula Anoa'i) 1992-1994
* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: To [[Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} Fatu]].
* HardHead
* TagTeam: The Headshrinkers with Fatu.
* WildSamoan
* WrestlingFamily: Is the son of Wild Samoan Afa.

!! The Attitude Era (1997-2001)
!!! Bull Buchanan (Barry Buchanan) 1997-2001, 2002-2003, 2011
* AlliterativeName
* BaldOfEvil
* IHaveManyNames: Recon, Bull Buchanan, and B2 (B-Squared).
* IHaveTheHighGround
* WrestlingDoesntPay: He was a wrestling militant, a wrestling SWAT officer, a wrestling activist, and a wrestling rapper.

!! [=InVasion=] (2001-2002)
!!! Johnny Stamboli (Jonathan "Jon" Hugger) 2001-2004
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Noo Yawk
* BrooklynRage
* TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: As a member of the SmackDown! version of the FBI.
* GarbageWrestler: Other than the FBI, he's best known for winning the WWE Hardcore Title.
* LightningBruiser
* NiceHat
* RedBaron: "The Bull"

!! The Ruthless Aggression Era (2002-2008)

!!! David Hart Smith (Harry Smith) 2007-2008, 2009-2011
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* BadassFamily: He's the son of [[Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith the British Bulldog]] and nephew to the Hart Family.
* TheBigGuy (Face)
* TheBrute (Heel)
* DemotedToExtra: Went from being tag team champions with Tyson Kidd while part of the Hart Dynasty, having a brief feud with him after their breakup, to not appear on TV at all. [[PutOnABus He was then released.]]
* EvilBrit
* ItRunsInTheFamily
* RealMenWearPink: As part of the Hart Dynasty.
* [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead Wearing a Flag on Your Shorts]]: Union jack, post-Hart Dynasty.
* WrestlingFamily
* UnderwearOfPower

!!! Curt Hawkins (Brian Myers) 2007-2013, 2016-
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* CaneFu
* [[BreakupBreakout The Janetty]]: Seems like this so far for Wrestling/ZackRyder.
* GreenEyedMonster: He's grown very bitter and very jealous of Zack's success as of late.
** SmallNameBigEgo: It's not just about Zack. He and his latest partner [[DreadlockRasta Tyler Reks]] both feel like they're headline-worthy talent being overlooked in general and they will complain about it to anyone who'll listen.
** FollowTheLeader: [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], or perhaps [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritically]], he and Reks tried to follow Ryder's lead in taking advantage of the [[SmartMark internet fanbase]] by way of a Website/{{Youtube}} series. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork WWE buried it for weeks on NXT before ordering it dead.]]
* OddFriendship: With the Rock, of all people, outside of wrestling. Yes, a rarely seen on TV jobber and one of the biggest stars (and current Hollywood star) in wrestling history. Presumably it stems from Hawkins helping Rock shake off ring rust for his comeback.
* PutOnABus: Currently out due to a knee injury.
* RedBaron: "The Party Starter".
* ShoutOut: Him and Reks performed a Magic Mike-style routine one week before a match. And they probably would have continued with it, had not Tyler decided to leave WWE, and wrestling all together, so he could be with his family.
* StraightMan: To Wrestling/ZackRyder just before they split up.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Wrestling/ZackRyder, when they were associated with Wrestling/{{Edge}}, then with Vance Archer upon his return and with Tyler Reks.
* UnderwearOfPower
* UnrelatedBrothers: With Wrestling/ZackRyder when they were known as the Major Brothers.

!!! K.C. James (Kurt Sellers) 2006-2008
* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: To [[Wrestling/DamienSandow Idol Stevens]].
* {{Jobber}}: Became this after Wrestling/MichelleMcCool was hospitalized in November 2006 with an enlarged kidney, broken sternum, and an electrolyte imbalance.
* PutOnABus: Was sent packing in August 2008 after jobbing to Wrestling/EvanBourne and Braden Walker.
* TagTeam: The Teacher's Pets with Idol Stevens.

!!! Wrestling/VladimirKozlov (Olyeg Olyeksandrovich Prudius) 2006, 2008-2011

!!! Joey Mercury (Adam Birch) 20042007, 2010-
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* ArchEnemy: London and Kendrick and The Hardy Boys, particularly Matt.
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassTeacher[=/=]RetiredBadass: Currently works as trainer in WWE's developmental territory NXT.
* BaldOfEvil: Reappeared as a member of the Straight Edge Society (with the requisite shaved head) quite a bit after MNM broke up. Then reappeared ''again'' as a corporate stooge for Wrestling/TheAuthority.
* DirtyCoward
* FacialHorror: Accidentally got a ladder in the face, during the Armageddon 2006 Fatal Four-Way Ladder Match, when Jeff landed on the ladder. The result was ''not'' pretty, especially since Nitro made it out unscathed.
** RealLifeWritesThePlot: This was then made into an angle between the Hardy Boys.
* FullNameBasis: Went by Joseph Mercury when he joined the Straight Edge Society.
* FurAndLoathing
* GlassCannon: Cites his injuries as the reason that his in-ring career never took off.
* IHaveTheHighGround
* [[BreakupBreakout The Janetty]]: To his partner [[Wrestling/JohnMorrison Johnny Nitro]] from MNM.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* NoShirtLongJacket
* TallDarkAndHandsome
** TallDarkAndSnarky
* WouldHitAGirl: He was willing to attack women if Melina commanded it when he was in MNM.


!! The WWE Universe Era (2008-2011)
!!! Wrestling/EvanBourne (Matthew Joseph Korklan) 2008-2014

!!! Wrestling/{{Ted DiBiase Jr}} (Theodore Marvin "Ted" [=DiBiase=], Jr.) 2008-2013

!!! Michael Tarver (Tyrone Evans) 2010-2011
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* TheBrute: Dear lord yes. One wonder how this would have turned out if he hadn't been injured.
* DemotedToExtra: Was part of one the biggest faction in WWE, before he was injured, and then only seen in backstage segments before his release.
* FaceHeelTurn: When joining Wrestling/TheNexus, although he was never really a face to begin with on NXT.
* PutOnABus: Injured his groin which lead to a beat down of Cena, who just had been inducted into Nexus, and thus left the Nexus. It was more of Cena venting his frustration than anything else, but Barrett would claim he wanted to get rid of Tarver anyway, so Cena did him a huge favour. He would return later on in backstage segments, but nothing came to it before he was released.
* ScaryBlackMan: His time in The Nexus really brought this out.

!! The WWE, Inc. Era (2011-2014)

!! The Reality Era (2014-2016)

!! The New Era (2016-present)

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24th Nov '16 8:41:16 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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* UnderwearOfPower: Festus.



* WrestlingFamily: Jesse is the son of the late great WWE Hall of Famer Terry Gordy.

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* WrestlingFamily: Jesse is the son of the late great WWE Hall of Famer Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy.



* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: To Billy Gunn

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* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: To Billy GunnGunn.



* WrestlingDoesntPay: A wrestling cowboy with his "brother" in The Smoking Gunns.

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* WrestlingDoesntPay: A wrestling cowboy with his "brother" in The the Smoking Gunns.



* RedBaron: "Sir" Mo when Mabel won the 1995 King of the Ring tournament.

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* RedBaron: "Sir" Mo Mo, when Mabel won the 1995 King of the Ring tournament.


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!!! Samu (Samula Anoa'i) 1992-1994
* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: To [[Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} Fatu]].
* HardHead
* TagTeam: The Headshrinkers with Fatu.
* WildSamoan
* WrestlingFamily: Is the son of Wild Samoan Afa.
28th Oct '16 8:56:50 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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* IHaveManyNames: 8-Ball and Skull first wrestled in the WWF as Jacob and Eli, the Blu Twins, in 1995.
12th Oct '16 7:07:38 AM KantonKage
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!!! Kenny (Kenneth Lionel Doane) 2006-2008

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!!! Kenny (Kenneth Lionel Doane) 2006-20082006-2008, 2016



!!! Mikey (Michael "Mike" S. Brendli) 2006

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!!! Mikey (Michael "Mike" S. Brendli) 20062006, 2016
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