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''' The World's Greatest Tag Team''' is a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas. The duo debuted near the end of 2002 in ''[[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Entertainment]]'' as part of KurtAngle's new faction, Team Angle. After they broke ranks with Angle and started feuding with him, they adopted the "World's Greatest Tag Team" name. Both sharing amateur wrestling backgrounds, the duo proved to be highly successful performers in the ring. More impressively, they debuted during a period where popular tag teams such as Wrestling/{{Edge}} & Wresting/{{Christian}} and The [[Wrestling/MattHardy Hardy]] [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Boyz]] were no longer together, so TWGTT helped to fill the void in the tag team scene. Unfortunately, the duo split up in 2004 after Benjamin was traded to the Raw brand. [[BreakupBreakout While Benjamin went on to have a relatively successful singles career]], Haas was lost in the shuffle and was briefly released in 2005 before returning to the company the following year. In 2006, the duo re-formed their tag team before they were eventually split up ''again.'' The two were both released from their contracts in 2010. They both found their way to Wrestling/RingOfHonor and competed there for three years. Benjamin left for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling at the very end of 2012; Haas stayed in Ring of Honor until March 2013, when he quit in what so far appears to have been a legitimate shoot, disbanding the team.

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''' The World's Greatest Tag Team''' Team is a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Shelton Benjamin Wrestling/SheltonBenjamin and Charlie Haas. The duo debuted near the end of 2002 in ''[[Wrestling/{{WWE}} [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Entertainment]]'' Entertainment]] as part of KurtAngle's Wrestling/KurtAngle's new faction, Team Angle. After they broke ranks with Angle and started feuding with him, they adopted the "World's Greatest Tag Team" name. Both sharing amateur wrestling backgrounds, the duo proved to be highly successful performers in the ring. More impressively, they debuted during a period where popular tag teams such as Wrestling/{{Edge}} & Wresting/{{Christian}} and The [[Wrestling/MattHardy Hardy]] [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Boyz]] were no longer together, so TWGTT helped to fill the void in the tag team scene. Unfortunately, the duo split up in 2004 after Benjamin was traded to the Raw brand. [[BreakupBreakout While Benjamin went on to have a relatively successful singles career]], Haas was lost in the shuffle and was briefly released in 2005 before returning to the company the following year. In 2006, the duo re-formed their tag team before they were eventually split up ''again.'' The two were both released from their contracts in 2010. They both found their way to Wrestling/RingOfHonor and competed there for three years. Benjamin left for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling at the very end of 2012; Haas stayed in Ring of Honor until March 2013, when he quit in what so far appears to have been a legitimate shoot, disbanding the team.



* AfroAssKicker: Haas as "[[Wrestling/CarlitoColon Charlito"]]

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* AfroAssKicker: Haas as "[[Wrestling/CarlitoColon Charlito"]]Charlito"]].



* BadassBoast
** "The best damn tag team period!" But really, their name says it all.
** After Shelton had started picking up wins over Triple H, he cooly told "The Game" that he could call him "Mr. Benjamin."
* BaldOfEvil: Shelton, at least until his move to Raw
* BashBrothers: Each other, plus Wrestling/{{Rico|Constantino}} for Charlie and MVP for Shelton
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Shelton was frankly in disbelief that Wrestling/{{Christian}}, ECW Champion, would challenge ''him'' to a title shot. (It's usually supposed to go the other way.) Christian wanted to "steal the show", tired of WWE always overlooking its ECW brand. Shelton agreed the show would be stolen, but that Christian wouldn't be ECW Champion afterwards. [[spoiler:He was.]]

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* BadassBoast
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BadassBoast: "The best damn tag team period!" But really, their name says it all.
** After Shelton had started picking up wins over Triple H, he cooly told "The Game" that he could call him "Mr. Benjamin."
* BaldOfEvil: Shelton, at least until his move to Raw
* BashBrothers: Each other, plus Wrestling/{{Rico|Constantino}} for Charlie and MVP for Shelton
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Shelton was frankly in disbelief that Wrestling/{{Christian}}, ECW Champion, would challenge ''him'' to a title shot. (It's usually supposed to go the other way.) Christian wanted to "steal the show", tired of WWE always overlooking its ECW brand. Shelton agreed the show would be stolen, but that Christian wouldn't be ECW Champion afterwards. [[spoiler:He was.]]
Shelton.



* TheBully: To poor ROH rookie Cheeseburger, in fact Charlie Haas is the reason he was called Cheeseburger and [[IrrationalHatred tried to retire him for no reason.]] Shelton wasn't content to leave him alone even after Charlie was gone. Mike Bennett stood up to Shelton and sent him out of ROH with a loss at ''Super Card Of Honor VII''.
* BuxomIsBetter: You know what pisses Charlie Haas off? That Obama Care doesn't pay for breast implants! Every woman should have them!

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* TheBully: To poor ROH rookie Cheeseburger, in fact Charlie Haas is the reason he was called Cheeseburger and [[IrrationalHatred tried to retire him for no reason.]] Shelton wasn't content to leave him alone even after Charlie was gone. Mike Bennett stood up to Shelton and sent him out of ROH with a loss at ''Super Card Of of Honor VII''.
* BuxomIsBetter: You know what pisses Charlie Haas off? That Obama Care Obamacare doesn't pay for breast implants! Every woman should have them!



* CoolVersusAwesome: Many first time viewers or long time detractors of Ring Of Honor got tickets just because they heard the Worlds Greatest Tag Team would be taking on The [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Kings]] [[Wrestling/ChrisHero Of]] Wrestling. This Pay Per View match, being the first Haas and Benjamin had in Ring Of Honor, was ''just below'' a main event which featured [[Wrestling/SethRollins Tyler Black]] threatening to leave the promotion with the World Championship.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Benjamin as "the Gold Standard."
* DesignatedGirlFight: {{Invoked| trope}} during one of their January 2011 EAW match with London, Kendrick and Reby Sky, where Jackie tagged herself in, in embarrassment over Reby knocking over Shelton. {{Defied| trope}} by Charlie when Jackie started getting beat up too (but too late, she lost them the match and they wouldn't "get their win back" till ''July'').

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* CoolVersusAwesome: Many first time viewers or long time detractors of Ring Of Honor got tickets just because they heard the Worlds Greatest Tag Team would be taking on The [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Kings]] [[Wrestling/ChrisHero Of]] Wrestling. Kings] of Wrestling (Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli and Wrestling/ChrisHero). This Pay Per View pay-per-view match, being the first Haas and Benjamin had in Ring Of of Honor, was ''just below'' a main event which featured [[Wrestling/SethRollins Tyler Black]] Black (aka the future Wrestling/SethRollins) threatening to leave the promotion with the World Championship.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Benjamin as "the Gold Standard."
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DesignatedGirlFight: {{Invoked| trope}} {{Invoked|Trope}} during one of their January 2011 EAW match with London, Kendrick and Reby Sky, where Jackie tagged herself in, in embarrassment over Reby knocking over Shelton. {{Defied| trope}} {{Defied|Trope}} by Charlie when Jackie started getting beat up too (but too late, she lost them the match and they wouldn't "get their win back" till ''July'').



* {{Expy}}
** Shelton's "Gold Standard" gimmick brings to mind Derrick King, whom he feuded with in Ohio Valley.
** They had one in Ring Of Honor's The All Night Express, much to their annoyance. The World's Greatest Tag Team had been together longer but The All Night Express were in Ring Of Honor first.
* FaceHeelTurn: At ''Final Battle 2011'', a pre-taped anti-WWE promo by the Briscoes and a pre-match beatdown by Haas and Benjamin turned WGTT from sympathetic wrestlers [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed by WWE]] to among the most hated heels in Ring Of Honor.

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* {{Expy}}
** Shelton's "Gold Standard" gimmick brings to mind Derrick King, whom he feuded with in Ohio Valley.
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{{Expy}}: They had one in Ring Of of Honor's The All Night Express, much to their annoyance. The World's Greatest Tag Team had been together longer but The All Night Express were in Ring Of of Honor first.
* FaceHeelTurn: At ''Final Battle 2011'', a pre-taped anti-WWE promo by the Briscoes and a pre-match beatdown by Haas and Benjamin turned WGTT from sympathetic wrestlers [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed screwed by WWE]] to among the most hated heels in Ring Of of Honor.



* HiddenDepths: Shelton Benjamin is a championship video game player who is a skilled enough artist for a career in comic books if he ever wants one. According to [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter MVP]] he is also a penny pincher.
* InASingleBound: At Wrestle Kingdom VI Shelton not only bounded clear over the top rope but cleared the fan barricade and then did a flip to land on his feet!



* JerkJock: Both of them as the World's Greatest Tag Team

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* JerkJock: Both of them as the World's Greatest Tag TeamTeam.



* LetsGetDangerous: Benjamin's CMOA was the time he was drafted to Raw and found himself on the bad side of VillainSue Wrestling/TripleH. Most expected Shelton to become CListFodder for the Game. As it turns out, Shelton ''beats'' his ass! TWICE!



** Charlie is currently the biggest {{Jerkass}} in Ring of Honor, but outside the ring he's devoted to his family and his faith.



** After Charlie quit Ring of Honor, it was claimed that Charlie was a locker room bully who wanted the [=RoH=] locker room to have a WWE style clearly defined pecking order. He got in a backstage fight with Grizzly Redwood the night he quit that ended with him punching Grizz, whom he outweighs by about 100 lbs.
* MommasBoy: Initially, Shelton's mother was shown to be about as nice a parent as you could ask for in the video vintages that played on Raw during Shelton's face turn. But then Shelton's winning streak ended, then his losing streak began, and then he turned on the fans and did all sorts of cocky and {{totally radical}} things [[{{Tweener}} that failed to get fans to truly turn on him]]. Rather than give up, the WWE decided to reintroduce Shelton's mother, [[ThreeMonthRule who seemed to have let herself go]] and was anything but a kind parent and made Shelton totally incapable of arguing with her.
-->[[NotNowKiddo "Quiet Shelton!]] Grown people are talking!"
* MythologyGag: The maroon & silver singlets they wore until they first split-up were one, as those were the respective colors of the universities they went to.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Haas and Benjamin gave one to the Briscoes at ''Ring Of Honor Final Battle 2011'' but still ended up losing the ROH Tag Team Championships.

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** After Charlie was once the biggest {{Jerkass}} in Ring of Honor, but outside the ring he's devoted to his family and his faith. However, after Charlie quit Ring of Honor, it was claimed that Charlie was a locker room bully who wanted the [=RoH=] ROH locker room to have a WWE style clearly defined pecking order. He got in a backstage fight with Grizzly Redwood the night he quit that ended with him punching Grizz, whom he outweighs by about 100 lbs.
* MommasBoy: Initially, Shelton's mother was shown to be about as nice a parent as you could ask for in the video vintages that played on Raw during Shelton's face turn. But then Shelton's winning streak ended, then his losing streak began, and then he turned on the fans and did all sorts of cocky and {{totally radical}} things [[{{Tweener}} that failed to get fans to truly turn on him]]. Rather than give up, the WWE decided to reintroduce Shelton's mother, [[ThreeMonthRule who seemed to have let herself go]] and was anything but a kind parent and made Shelton totally incapable of arguing with her.
-->[[NotNowKiddo "Quiet Shelton!]] Grown people are talking!"
* MythologyGag: The maroon & and silver singlets they wore until they first split-up were one, as those were the respective colors of the universities they went to.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Haas and Benjamin gave one to the Briscoes at ''Ring Of Honor ''ROH Final Battle 2011'' but still ended up losing the ROH Tag Team Championships.



* PowerStable: Shelton was part of the Nightmares in OVW under Danny Davis and Suzuki-gun in New Japan under Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki.



* RedBaron: Shelton is known as "Rodan" in Japan, since he teams with "Black Godzilla" MVP
* RickyMorton: Shelton's role in the Minnesota Stretching crew was to do the real work, which included the bumps. Brock would then come in for the flashy finish.
* SaltAndPepper: Shelton is more the SmugSnake while Haas, ironically, is the jive turkey. So, when the two impersonated the APA Shelton played [[Wrestling/{{JBL}} Bradshaw]] and Charlie played [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Farooq]]. Also, Shelton would often wear white articles of clothing while Charlie would wear black.

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* RedBaron: Shelton is known as "Rodan" in Japan, since he teams with "Black Godzilla" MVP
* RickyMorton: Shelton's role in the Minnesota Stretching crew was to do the real work, which included the bumps. Brock would then come in for the flashy finish.
* SaltAndPepper: Shelton is more the SmugSnake while Haas, ironically, is the jive turkey. So, when the two impersonated the APA Shelton played [[Wrestling/{{JBL}} [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Bradshaw]] and Charlie played [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Farooq]]. Also, Shelton would often wear white articles of clothing while Charlie would wear black.



* SpiritedCompetitor: Shelton, after his face turn on WWECW.



** [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero Los]] [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Guerreros]] on Smackdown. Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick throughout WWE and beyond. La Resistance in The Pro Wrestling Alliance and American Rampage Wrestling, especially while the latter was in France.
** The Kings Of Wrestling, The All Night Express, D-Line and The C&C Wrestle Factory in Ring Of Honor.
* TheWorfEffect: What Shelton was largely used for on Raw. He beat Triple H twice and pinned Ric Flair, but then lost a lot. Got to win some, then lost, and so on such as when he passed out in Chris Masters's full nelson or lost the intercontinental championship to a Raw debuting Carlito. [[SquashMatch On ECW he put over Yoshi Tatsu after being pinned with just one kick.]] Then he was used to put over Wrestling/KofiKingston, to the point people substitute "[[{{Leitmotif}} I hear them shouting]]" with "[[{{Mondegreen}} I beat Shelton!]]" but this finally cut out after he was allowed to beat Kofi...until it was time for Sheamus to debut on Raw. Sheamus (whom Shelton was able to handle up until then) called Shelton's whole career a waste and that he was wasting time in WWE and then beat him with no payoff.

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** [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero Los]] [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Guerreros]] Los Guerreros (Wrestling/{{Eddie|Guerrero}} and Wrestling/{{Chavo|GuerreroJr}}) on Smackdown.''[=SmackDown=]''. Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick throughout WWE and beyond. La Resistance in The the Pro Wrestling Alliance and American Rampage Wrestling, especially while the latter was in France.
** The Kings Of of Wrestling, The All Night Express, D-Line and The C&C Wrestle Factory in Ring Of Honor.
* TheWorfEffect: What Shelton was largely used for on Raw. He beat Triple H twice and pinned Ric Flair, but then lost a lot. Got to win some, then lost, and so on such as when he passed out in Chris Masters's full nelson or lost the intercontinental championship to a Raw debuting Carlito. [[SquashMatch On ECW he put over Yoshi Tatsu after being pinned with just one kick.]] Then he was used to put over Wrestling/KofiKingston, to the point people substitute "[[{{Leitmotif}} I hear them shouting]]" with "[[{{Mondegreen}} I beat Shelton!]]" but this finally cut out after he was allowed to beat Kofi...until it was time for Sheamus to debut on Raw. Sheamus (whom Shelton was able to handle up until then) called Shelton's whole career a waste and that he was wasting time in WWE and then beat him with no payoff.
of Honor.



* ThoseTwoGuys: On Raw, until Shelton declared the World's Greatest Tag Team was officially coming back



* TookALevelInBadass: Pay dirt was delivered in a much more violent fashion after Shelton's face turn, as opposed to the way MVP, Wrestling/{{R|onKillings}}-Truth or Shelton himself used to execute the move.



* UnderwearOfPower: Shelton shed his singlet after a few weeks on Raw.
* UnknownRival: After the 2008 Olympics some tabloid referred to Michael Phelps as the gold standard, Shelton was not pleased.
* UnnecessaryRoughness: Charlie Haas temporarily had to find a new partner in ROH after Benjamin was suspended for this.



* WorthyOpponent: They said that being Ring Of Honor's tag team champions did not make them the best team in the world but that every tag team before them who held Ring Of Honor's tag team title belts being great made them the best in the world and they thanked every single team in ROH, even the ones who cheated against them.

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* WorthyOpponent: They said that being Ring Of of Honor's tag team champions did not make them the best team in the world but that every tag team before them who held Ring Of of Honor's tag team title belts being great made them the best in the world and they thanked every single team in ROH, even the ones who cheated against them.
30th Aug '17 1:05:20 PM santos32
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Benjamin's main run as a singles performer in WWE began when he managed to pin Triple H ''twice'' in 2004, back when Hunter was still Raw's nigh-unbeatable top {{Heel}}.
24th Aug '17 1:24:51 PM FordPrefect
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* FinishingMove: Individually, Shelton has the T-Bone Suplex and a jumping reverse STO he calls Paydirt, Charlie has the Haas of pain submission and a lifting inverted DDT called the Haastile takeover. Together "The World's Greatest Finisher" (two man power bomb).

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* FinishingMove: Individually, Shelton has the T-Bone Suplex and a jumping reverse STO he calls Paydirt, Charlie has the Haas of pain Pain submission and a lifting inverted DDT called the Haastile takeover.Takeover. Together "The World's Greatest Finisher" (two man power bomb).
8th Jul '17 1:46:14 PM nombretomado
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As always, TheOtherWiki has more information on their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelton_Benjamin individual]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Haas careers.]]

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As always, TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has more information on their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelton_Benjamin individual]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Haas careers.]]
2nd Aug '16 3:22:11 PM santos32
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* DittoFighter: Charlie mimics the styles of other wrestlers and public domain characters. Even Great Khali, despite being two feet shorter!

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* DittoFighter: Charlie mimics the styles of other wrestlers and public domain characters. Even Great Khali, despite being two feet shorter!shorter! This also applied to the [[WholesomeCrossdresser women.]] [[FanDisservice Enjoy.]]
2nd Aug '16 3:19:14 PM santos32
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}} tag team Wrestling/AmericanAlpha.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}} tag team Wrestling/AmericanAlpha. Considering that Shelton is due to return to Smackdown soon...
9th Jun '16 9:04:33 AM SomeoneElse17
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* SpiritedCompetitor: Shelton, after his face turn on WWECW
* SpiritualSuccessor: Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} Tag Team Wrestling/AmericanAlpha.

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* SpiritedCompetitor: Shelton, after his face turn on WWECW
WWECW.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} Tag Team Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}} tag team Wrestling/AmericanAlpha.
17th May '16 9:16:22 AM AFreakyDude
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