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Lists the notable TagTeam wrestlers throughout the history of [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the WWWF[=/=]WWF[=/=]WWE]]. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WWE.



[[folder: Teams from the WWWF Era (1963-1984)]]
!! Wrestling/TheBlackjacks - 1975
!!! Blackjack Mulligan (Robert Deroy Windham) 1971, 1975, 1982, 1985-1987
!!! Blackjack Lanza (John "Jack" Lanza) 1975

!! Graham and Tyler - 1971
!!! Luke Graham (James Grady Johnson) 19641965, 19661969, 19711972, 1978
!!! Tarzan Tyler (Camille Tourville) 19651966, 19711972
* AlliterativeName: Tarzan Tyler
* FollowTheLeader: They were the first [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWWF/WWF/World Tag Team Champions]].
* RedBaron: "Crazy" Luke Graham
* UnderwearOfPower
* {{Unrelated|Brothers}} WrestlingFamily: Luke Graham to the Graham family of wrestlers.

!! Wrestling/TheMoondogs - 1981-1985
!!! Moondog King (Edward J. "Ed" White) 19801981
!!! Moondog Rex (Randy Colley) 1980-1987
!!! Moondog Spot (Larry Booker) 19811985

!! Parisi and Cerdan - 1975-1976
!!! Tony Parisi (Antonio Pugliese) 19661969, 1975-1976, 1982, 1985
!!! Louis Cerdan (Louis Gino Acocella) 19641969, 19751976, 1982
* IHaveManyNames: Cerdan also went by Gino Brito.
* RedBaron: "Tenor" Parisi.
* TheRival: Became each other's rival after they broke up and battled over the WWF International Heavyweight Championship.
* UnderwearOfPower
* [[UnrelatedBrothers Unrelated Cousins]]: Parisi to Bruno Sammartino.

!! The Valiant Brothers - 1974-1975, 1978-1980
!!! Jimmy Valiant (James Harold Fanning) 1971-1972, 1973-1975, 1979
!!! Johnny Valiant (Thomas Sullivan) 1969-1970, 1974-1975, 1979, 1985-1987
!!! Jerry Valiant (John Steele Hill) 1979, 1984-1985
* {{Heel}}: Throughout their WWE and WWA runs.
* RedBaron: "Handsome" Jimmy Valiant, "Luscious" Johnny Valiant, and "Gentleman" Jerry Valiant.
* UnrelatedBrothers: All three.
* WrestlingFamily

!! The Wild Samoans - 1980, 1982-1984
!!! Afa (Arthur "Afa" Anoa'i) 1979-1980, 1982-1984, 1992-1995
!!! Sika (Leati "Sika" Anoa'i) 1979-1980, 1982-1984, 1986-1988
* ActionSurvivor: Afa became the manager of the Headshrinkers.
* BloodBrothers
* CoolTeacher: Well, who do you think started the Wild Samoan training center?
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* FunnyAfro
* HardHead
* {{Heel}}: The prototype of the Polynesian heel.
* TheVoiceless
* WildSamoan: The TropeNamers.
* WrestlingFamily: Probably the greatest example in all of pro wrestling with the possible exception of the Harts. Their extended family includes [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], Rikishi, Tama, Wrestling/RomanReigns (Sika's actual son), and Nia Jax, among others.

[[folder: Teams from the Rock 'N' Wrestling Era (1984-1993)]]
!! The Bolsheviks - 1987-1990
!!! Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff (Josip Nikolai Peruzović) 1968, 1970-1971, 1974, 1976-1977, 1979, 1984-1990, 1991-1992, 1994-1995, 2001
!!! Boris Zhukov (James Darrell) 1987-1991
* BaldOfEvil: Both of them
* BearHug
* BeardOfEvil: Zhukov
* ConvenientReplacementCharacter: Boris Zhukov was brought in after Wrestling/TheIronSheik was released from the WWE.
* DirtyCommunists: Volkoff had escaped from Yugoslavia where he had suffered under Communist rule and hated the Communists. Blassie told him to get back at them by showing people how bad they were.
* {{Foreign Wrestling Heel}}s
* GratuitousRussian
* HuskyRusskie
* {{Jobber}}s: The Hart Foundation flattened them in 19 seconds as Nikolai attempted to sing the anthem at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania VI''.

!! The Beverly Brothers - 1991-1993
!!! Blake Beverly (Michael "Mike" Enos) 1991-1993
!!! Beau Beverly (Wayne Bloom) 1991-1993
* CampStraight: Both wore flamboyant purple tights and capes to the ring.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
* [[UnrelatedBrothers Unrelated]] BashBrothers

!! The Brain Busters - 1988-1989
!!! Wrestling/ArnAnderson (Martin Anthony Lunde) 1988-1989, 2001-present
!!! Tully Blanchard (Tully Arthur Blanchard) 1988-1989, 2006
* AlliterativeName: Both the team name and member Arn Anderson.
* BadassCrew
* CoolShades: Tully
* FinishingMove: Spike Piledriver
* {{Genius Bruiser}}s: Their gimmick.
* {{Large Ham}}s: But damn if they can't back it up.
* TrueCompanions
* UnderwearOfPower

!! Wrestling/TheBushwhackers - 1988-1996, 2001
!!! Bushwhacker Luke Williams (Brian Wickens) 1988-1996, 2001
!!! Bushwhacker Butch Miller (Robert Miller) 1988-1996, 2001

!! Wrestling/{{Demolition}} - 1987-1991
!!! Ax (Bill Eadie) 1973, 1983-1984, 1986-1990
!!! Smash I (Randy Colley) 1980-1987
!!! Smash II (Barry Darsow) 1987-1993, 2001, 2007
!!! [[Wrestling/BrianAdams Crush]] (Brian Keith Adams) 1990-1995, 1996-1997, 2001

!! The Funks - 1985-1987
!!! Wrestling/TerryFunk (Terrence Funk) 1972-1973, 1985-1986, 1997-1998, 2006
!!! Dory "Hoss" Funk (Dory Ernest Funk, Jr.) 1986, 1996
!!! Jimmy Jack Funk (Ferrin Charles Barr, Jr.) 1985-1987
* BadassGrandpa / CoolOldGuy / RingOldies: Terry, who is still wrestling, well into his 60s.
* ChainsawGood: Terry Funk as Chainsaw Charlie
* GarbageWrestler: Terry especially in the 1990s.
* IHaveManyNames: Dory just went by "Hoss Funk" at first, then by his real name in the 1996 Royal Rumble, Terry briefly used "Chainsaw Charlie" when teaming up with [[Wrestling/MickFoley Cactus Jack]] (Jack would [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this in a promo, saying, "If a legend like Terry Funk wants to run around with pantyhose on his head calling himself Chainsaw Charlie, that's his business!").
* RedBaron: Terry's nickname during his first WWF stint in 1985-1986 was "Terrible".
* UnderwearOfPower
* UnrelatedBrothers: Jimmy Jack to Terry and Hoss.
* WrestlingFamily: Obviously Terry and Dory, but Ferrin (Jimmy Jack) is the son to wrestler and promoter, Sandy Barr and older brother to Wrestling/{{WCW}} and AAA wrestler Art Barr.

!! [[Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors The Legion of Doom/The Road Warriors]] - 1990-1992, 1997-1999, 2003, 2005-2006
!!! Hawk (Michael James Hegstrand) 1990-1992, 1997-1999, 2003
!!! Animal (Joseph Aaron "Joe" Laurinaitis) 1990-1992, 1997-1999, 2003, 2005-2006, 2012
!!! Puke / Droz (Darren Drozdov) 1998-1999
!!! Heidenreich (Jon Heidenreich) 2003-2006

!! Wrestling/TheNastyBoys - 1990-1993
!!! Brian Knobbs (Brian Yandrisovitz) 1990-1993
!!! Jerry Sags (Jerry Sagonovich) 1990-1993

!! The Natural Disasters - 1991-1993
!!! [[Wrestling/JohnTenta Earthquake (John Anthony Tenta)]] 1989-1993, 1994, 1998-1999, 2001
!!! Typhoon/Tugboat (Fred Ottman) 1989-1993, 1994, 2001
* {{Badass Beard}}s
* TheBigGuy: as faces
* TheBrute: as Heels
* CoolMask: Earthquake as Golga.
* {{Fat Bastard}}s: as Heels
* IHaveManyNames: Both; Earthquake was later Golga of the Oddities. Typhoon had previously been Tugboat before his [[FaceHeelTurn heel turn.]]
%%* LeotardOfPower
%%* MightyGlacier: Typhoon
%%* StoutStrength

!! The Orient Express - 1990-1992
!!! Sato (佐藤 昭雄, Sato Akio) 1990-1991, 1995
!!! Tanaka (Pat Tanaka) 19901992, 1993-1994
!!! Kato (Thomas "Tom" Boric) 1990-1993
* ArmCannon: Kato as Max Moon
* CoolMask: Both of Boric's aliases Kato and Max Moon.
* ForeignWrestlingHeel
* IHaveManyNames:
** Kato also goes by Max Moon for a short time in 1992-1993.
** Sato was the manager Shinja for the wrestler, Hakushi, in 1995.

!! Power and Glory - 1990-1991
!!! Hercules (Raymond Fernandez) 1985-1992
!!! Paul Roma (Paul Centopani) 1985-1991
* AlliterativeName: Hercules, as Hercules Hernandez
* TheBrute: Hercules, even when he was a solo act.
* ChainedByFashion: Hercules
* TheFightingNarcissist: Roma
* RedBaron: Paul "Romeo" Roma
* SuplexFinisher: Hercules
* UnderwearOfPower

[[folder: Teams from the New Generation Era (1993-1997)]]
!! The Bodydonnas - 1996
!!! [[Wrestling/ChrisCandido Skip (Chris Candido)]] 1995-1996
!!! Zip (Thomas Prichard) 1993-2004
* ArchEnemy: The [=Godwinns=], the Smokin Gunns
* HighSchoolSweethearts: Candido with [[Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch Tammy Lynn "Sunny" Sytch]]
* HotBlooded: Skip
* WrestlingDoesntPay: Evil wrestling fitness trainers

!! The Godwinns[=/=]Southern Justice - 1996-1998
!!! Henry O. Godwinn (Mark Canterbury) 1995-1998
!!! Phineas I. Godwinn/Mideon (Dennis Knight) 1996-2000
* ArchEnemy: The Bodydonnas, the Smokin Gunns, the New Blackjacks (Windham and [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Bradshaw]], the Legion of Doom, the Headbangers
* BreakupBreakout: Phineas later became Mideon, of the Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness, while Henry disappeared after the Godwinns.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Phineas showed signs of this ''before'' he ever became Mideon. Once on ''[[{{BShow}} Shotgun Saturday Night]]'', he sat in on commentary with Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and [[Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch Sunny]]. Vince, dead serious, asked Phineas how things were back home on the farm, and Phineas told some weird story about Grandma Godwinn having been arrested for something.
* {{Farm Boy}}s
* FinishingMove: Slop Drop (inverted DDT); Renamed Problem Solver when they were Southern Justice.
* FunWithAcronyms: '''H'''enry '''O.''' '''G'''odwinn and '''P'''hineas '''I.''' '''G'''odwinn
* HiredGuns: As Southern Justice, when they were switched back to their real names and improbably repackaged as "badasses" for Wrestling/JeffJarrett. It was as successful as you probably imagined it was.
* SweetHomeAlabama: As faces
** DeepSouth: As heels
* PartsUnknown: "Bitters, AR"
* [[UnrelatedBrothers Unrelated Cousins]]
* WrestlingDoesntPay: Wrestling hog farmers.

!! The Headbangers - 1996-1999, 2000, 2016
!!! Mosh (Charles "Chaz" Warrington) 1996-2001, 2016
!!! Thrasher (Glenn Ruth) 19911993, 1996-2000, 2016
* BaldOfAwesome: (Face)
* BaldOfEvil: (Heel)
* FacialMarkings
* FreakyIsCool
* {{Grunge}}: Their gimmick.
* IHaveManyNames: Wrestled as the Sisters of Love for about two weeks in early 1997 before becoming the Headbangers.
** After the team was broken up in January 1999 due to Thrasher being legitimately injured, Chaz wrestled under the ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' gimmick Harry "Beaver" Cleavage, then under his real name, before Thrasher came back in October that same year and they reunited.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Wear Skirts]]: And eventually breast cones.
** Mosh would go on to wear a turban when he teamed with [[Wrestling/DLoBrown D'Lo Brown]] under the management of Tiger Ali Singh in late 2000.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The Headbangers loved to party hard to punk rock.

!! The Heavenly Bodies - 1993-1995
!!! Tom Prichard (Thomas Prichard) 1993-2004, 2007-2012
!!! Jimmy Del Ray (David Ferrier) 1993-1995
* ActionSurvivor: After his tag-team runs ended, Prichard became a trainer, commentator, referee, and co-host of ''Byte This'' until his eventual release from the company.
* [[BadassLongcoat Badass Longcoats]]
* BadassMustache: Del Ray
* BreakupBreakout: Prichard has success as "Zip" of the Bodydonnas, while Del Ray vanished afterwards.
* RedBaron: "The Doctor of Desire" for Prichard and "Gigolo" for Del Ray.
* UnderwearOfPower
* WrestlingFamily: Prichard is the brother of Brother Love.

!! Wrestling/TheRockNRollExpress
!!! Ricky Morton (Richard Morton) 1993-1994, 1998
!!! Robert Gibson (Ruben Cain) 1993-1994, 1998

!! The Steiner Brothers - 1992-1994
!!! Rick Steiner (Robert Rechsteiner) 1992-1994
!!! Wrestling/ScottSteiner (Scott Carl Rechsteiner) 1992-1994, 2002-2004
* BadassFamily: In real life, they are actually brothers.
* BadassBeard: Both men, though Scott had his in his second run with the company.
* BashBrothers: They were this until 1994.
* BreakupBreakout: Scott returned to WWE many years later after his first run with the company. Rick hasn't done anything in WWE outside the context of the tag team, aside from being interview for many of WWE's documentaries.
* HotBlooded: Both, but Scott cranked it [[UpToEleven to 11]] when he returned.
* LeotardOfPower: Both, Scott changed to tights when he came back in 2002.
* {{Lightning Bruiser}}s: In their prime.
* [[NiceHat Nice Headgear]]: Rick
* RedBaron: Rick had "The Dog Faced Gremlin", while Scott in his second run had "Big Poppa Pump".
* WrestlingFamily
* UnstoppableRage: Scott's second run.

!! Tekno Team 2000 - 1995-1996
!!! Troy (Erik Watts) 1995-1996
!!! Travis (Chad Fortune) 1995-1996
* AlliterativeName: That's a lot of T's.
* {{Jobber}}s
* PhraseCatcher: They were a tag-team "Ahead of its time".
* SpaceClothes
* {{Trope 2000}}
* WrestlingFamily: Troy is the son of "Cowboy" Bill Watts, who was part of the WWF's booking team in late 1995.

!! Well Dunn - 1993-1995
!!! Timothy Well (Timothy Smith) 1993-1995
!!! Steven Dunn (Steve Doll) 1993-1995
* ArchEnemy: The Bushwhackers
* CampGay[=/=]CampStraight: Both wore bowties and thongs with their singlets to the ring.
* {{Jobber}}s
* LeotardOfPower
* PunnyName: The name is just really well done.

[[folder: Teams from the Attitude Era (1997-2001)]]

!! The Acolytes Protection Agency/APA - 1998-2004,2007, 2012, 2015
!!! [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Bradshaw]] (John Charles Layfield) 1996-2009
!!! [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Faarooq]] (Ron Simmons) 1996-2010
* ArchEnemy: Right To Censor & Billy And Chuck.
* TheBigGuy: As a face.
* BestBeerEver
* BigDamnHeroes: As a face.
* BreakupBreakout: After the APA's second breakup in 2004, Bradshaw reinvented himself as John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL). Of course JBL would fare better by comparison because Ron Simmons was retiring, but the JBL character perhaps did better than expected.
* TheBrute: As a heel.
* PowerStable: Ministry Of Darkness.

!! Wrestling/DGenerationX - 1997-2000, 2006-2007, 2009-2010, 2012, 2015
!!! Wrestling/ShawnMichaels (Michael Shawn Hickenbottom) 1988-2010
!!! Wrestling/TripleH (Paul Michael Levesque) 1995-present
!!! Wrestling/{{Chyna}} (Chyna, born Joan Marie "Joanie" Laurer) 1997-2001
!!! Wrestling/RickRude (Richard Erwin "Rick" Rood) 1987-1990, 1997
!!! X-Pac (Wrestling/SeanWaltman) 1993-1996, 1998-2002, 2012-present
!!! "The Road Dogg" Jesse James (Brian Gerard "B.G." James) 1994-2001, 2011-present
!!! "Bad Ass" Wrestling/BillyGunn (Monty "Kip" Sopp) 1993-2004, 2012-2015
!!! Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon (Stephanie [=McMahon=] Levesque née Stephanie Marie [=McMahon=]) 1999-present

!! Edge and Christian/(E&C) 19982001, 20092011, 2014-2016
!!! Wrestling/{{Edge}} (Adam Copeland) 1998-2011
!!! Wrestling/{{Christian}} (William Reso) 1998-2004, 2009-2014
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/TheDudleyBoyz & The Hardy Boyz.
* BreakupBreakout:
** Though Christian is doing pretty well for himself.
** Both he and Christian count as this with regards to The Brood.
** {{Subverted}} when it comes to being a Grand Slam Champion, though: Christian ''is'' one, while Edge will never be for two reasons: a) He needs the European or Hardcore Title, both of which were retired and b) speaking of being retired, so's he.
*** Double subverted now that the WWE counts the United States Championship as part of the grand slam.
* CanadaEh: They both from Canada.
* MrFanservice: Edge.
* RedOniBlueOni: Edge red to [=Christian=]'s blue.
* RetiredBadass: Let's be honest....scripted or not is there a single retired professional wrestler that anyone would be foolish enough to pick a fight with?

!! The Hardy Boyz - 1998-2002, 2006-2009, 2017-2018
!!! Wrestling/MattHardy (Matthew Moore "Matt" Hardy) 1994-1996, 1998-2010, 2017-present
!!! Wrestling/JeffHardy (Jeffrey Nero "Jeff" Hardy) 1994-1997, 1998-2003, 2006-2009, 2017-present
* ActionDad
* ArchEnemy: In 2000 Edge And Christian & Wrestling/TheDudleyBoyz. In 2017 Sheamus & Cesaro.
* [[BreakTheCutie Break]][=/=]CorruptTheCutie:
** This got ascended on the July 17, 2017 episode of ''WWE RAW'', where after failing to win the tag team titles from [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Cesaro]] and Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, with their grueling 30-minute tag team Iron Man match at Great Balls of Fire resulting in them bleeding, hinting at a possibility of being broken again.
-->'''Jeff:''' ...and maybe we should just...fade away...and classify ourselves as OBSOLETE!
* BreakupBreakout: With Jeff being the Michaels and Matt being the Jannety. Early on it seemed Matt would be the Michaels due to his immensely popular Version 1 character while Jeff got fired. Then the whole Matt/Lita/Edge debacle happened which completely derailed his career, while Jeff was rehired and ultimately redeemed himself long enough to win a World Title.
* CatchPhrase: After they return in 2017, Delete and Obsolete.
* {{Face}}
* FinishingMove: Extreme Combination (Twist of Fate by Matt followed by a Swanton Bomb by Jeff)
* HesBack: Make a shock returns at Wrestling/WrestleMania 33.
* {{Jobber}}s: The Brothers competed as teenagers in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as jobbers.
* OlderHeroVersusYoungerVillain: They fight against [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Cesaro]] and Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} at Extreme Rules 2017 and Great Balls of Fire.
* SiblingTeam: They are brothers in real life.
* SignatureMove: Poetry in Motion.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With Wrestling/{{Lita}}.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Boyz.

!! Kai En Tai - 1998-2001

!!! Wrestling/TakaMichinoku (Yoshida Takao) 1997-2001
!!! Funaki (Funaki Shoichi) 1998-2010
* ArchEnemy: Val Venus.
* CatchPhrase: "We are eeeeeeeeeeeeeevillllllll!"
* EvilLaugh

!! Los Boricuas - 1997-1998
!!! Savio Vega (Juan Riviera) 1994-1998
!!! Miguel Pérez (Jose Miguel Pérez, Jr.) 1997-1999
!!! Jose Estrada (Jose Estrada, Jr.) 1997-1999
!!! Jesús Castillo (Jesús Daniel Castillo Ortiz, Jr.) 1997-1999
* ForeignLanguageTheme: Their song's lyrics are sung entirely in Spanish
* GangOfHats: A stable of [[UsefulNotes/PuertoRico Puerto Ricans]].
* {{Jobber}}s: After Savio was injured from the Brawl For All tournament, Miguel, Jose, and Jesus rarely won matches and seldom appeared on Raw.
* MeaningfulName: Los Boricuas mean "The Puerto Ricans" in Spanish.
* PowerStable: Initally in the "Gang Wars".
* WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon: They were the first tag team to be from Puerto Rico.

!! The Disciples of Apocalypse - 1997-1999
!!! [[Wrestling/BrianAdams Crush]] (Brian Keith Adams) 1990-1995, 1996-1997, 2001
!!! Chainz (Brian Lee Harris) 1994, 1997-1998
!!! Skull (Donald "Don" Harris) 1995-1996, 1996-1999
!!! 8-Ball (Ronald "Ron" Harris) 1995-1996, 1996-1999
* AllBikersAreHellsAngels
* BaldOfEvil: Skull and 8-Ball
* BeardOfEvil: All of them
* BreakupBreakout: 8-Ball and Skull by default after Crush quit after the Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob in protest and Chainz was let go months later.
* FunWithAcronyms: DOA, which is also the acronym for dead or alive.
* GangOfHats: A stable of [[BadassBiker bikers]]
* IHaveManyNames: 8-Ball and Skull first wrestled in the WWF as Jacob and Eli, the Blu Twins, in 1995.
* PowerStable: All three were very strong biker dudes.
* SiblingTeam[=/=]TagTeamTwins: 8-Ball and Skull
* WhiteGangbangers

!! Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys - 1999-2005, 2015-2016
!!! Bubba Ray Dudley (Mark S. [=LoMonaco=]) 1999-2005, 2015-2016
!!! D-Von Dudley (Devon E. Hughes) 1999-2005, 2015-2016

!! The New Age Outlaws - 1997-2000, 2012-2015
!!! "The Road Dogg" Jesse James (Brian Gerard "B.G." James) 1994-2001, 2011-present
!!! "Bad Ass" Wrestling/BillyGunn (Monty "Kip" Sopp) 1993-2004, 2012-2015
* BadassCrew: Taken UpToEleven when they joined Wrestling/D-Generation X.
* BadassMustache: Billy Gunn, from 1993 to 1995, when he was in the Smoking Gunns.
* BreakupBreakout: Billy who wins one more Hardcore title, two more Tag Team titles (with Chuck Palumbo) and lasts two more years after the Road Dogg's gone. Also applies to him and Bart Gunn as well.
* CampStraight: Billy Gunn.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder:
** Roadie [[{{Kayfabe}} revealing]] that he, not Wrestling/JeffJarrett, had "sung" "With My Baby Tonight".
** The team formed after [[Wrestling/TooColdScorpio Flash Funk]] had defeated Rockabilly on ''[[{{BShow}} Shotgun Saturday Night]]'' and the renamed Road Dogg had convinced Rockabilly to leave the Honky Tonk Man and team with him. Rockabilly agreed, nailing HTM with his guitar. Extra notable due to HTM having managed the two in recent tag matches, victories included, before this.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: "Oh, you didn't know?"
* {{Jerkass}}es
* NiceHat: Both of them, when Billy was in the Smoking Gunns, and when Dogg was "The Real Double J" Jesse James.
* OddCouple: One was a showman-esque wrestler and member of an illustrious wrestling family who wore street clothes to the ring and had a voice of velvet. The other had an [[UnrelatedBrothers unrelated brother]] who is a power wrestler who wore just wrestling shorts and boots and had average mic skills.
* RedBaron: The Road Dogg had "Roadie", "The Real Double J", and "Road Dogg", Billy had "Rockabilly", "Bad Ass", "Mr. Ass", and "The One"
* UnderwearOfPower: Billy Gunn.
* UnrelatedBrothers: Billy Gunn with Bart Gunn.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: Before teaming with each other, James was Wrestling/JeffJarrett's roadie, and Gunn was a cowboy with his "brother" in The Smoking Guns.
* WrestlingFamily: Road Dogg is a member of the Armstrong wrestling family.

!! [[Wrestling/{{TPE}} The Public Enemy]] - 1999
!!! Johnny Grunge (Michael Durham) 1999
!!! "Flyboy" Rocco (Theodore James "Ted" Petty) 1999

!! Too Much / Too Cool - 1998-2001, 2014
!!! Brian Christopher[=/=]Grand Master Sexay (Brian Lawler) 1997-2001, 2004, 2011, 2014
!!! Scott Taylor / Scotty 2 Hotty (Scott Ronald Garland) 1991-2007, 2014
!!! Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} (Solofa F. Fatu Jr.) 1992-2004, 2012, 2014
* AmbiguouslyGay[=/=]CampStraight: As Too Much.
* BreakupBreakout: Scotty served as a {{Jobber}} long before Sexay got there and outlasted him six years after he was let go. Also, the fact that the fans loved the Worm helped.
* CombinedEnergyAttack: The Worm from Scotty is used this way, but not nearly as effective as [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson the People's Elbow]].
* DanceBattler: Both, although, the Worm by Scotty was the only dance move that was actually an attack.
* EvilLaugh: Brian Christopher in Too Much.
* FunPersonified: As Too Cool, they would dance after matches with Rikishi.
* TheGogglesDoNothing: Grandmaster Sexay.
* GorgeousGeorge: As Too Much.
* HeelFaceTurn: The change from Too Much to Too Cool qualifies.
* KidAppealCharacter: As Too Cool.
* NiceHat: Scotty 2 Hotty.
* PowerStable: With Rikishi.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Both Scotty and Sexay.
* RedBaron: As Too Much, "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher and Scott "Too Hot" Taylor. These ended up transferring over into their new ring names as Too Cool.
* TwoFirstNames
* WrestlingFamily: Grand Master Sexay is the son of [[Wrestling/JerryLawler Jerry "The King" Lawler]].

[[folder: Teams from the InVasion (2001-2002)]]
!! Billy and Chuck - 2001-2002
!!! "Bad Ass" Wrestling/BillyGunn (Monty "Kip" Sopp) 1993-2004, 2012-2015
!!! Chuck Palumbo (Charles Palumbo) 2001-2004, 2007-2008
* AmbiguouslyGay: As a heel.
* ArchEnemy: APA & 3-Minute Warning.
* HeelFaceTurn: After Rico defected to Raw and managed 3-Minute Warning. Billy and Chuck remained a team, turning face and dropping all facets of their gay-sweetheart gimmick.

!! Palumbo and O'Haire - 2001
!!! Chuck Palumbo (Charles Palumbo) 2001-2004, 2007-2008
!!! Sean O'Haire (Sean Christopher O'Haire) 2001-2003
* BadassBiker: During Palumbo's final run with the WWE.
* BreakupBreakout: Neither, Palumbo had the longer career in the company and actually won titles. O'Haire's skills, corrupter gimmick and being managed by Wrestling/RoddyPiper got him over with fans, but nothing came of it (in part due to a motorcycle accident that derailed his push).
* CampStraight: Chuck while teaming with Billy Gunn.
* TheCorrupter: During O'Haire's final run with the WWE.
** CatchPhrase: "I'm not telling you anything you don't already know."
* TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: Palumbo as a member of the FBI.
* IHaveTheHighGround: O'Haire, a 6'6, 270 lb. man who did Senton Bombs.
* LightningBruiser: Both but mainly O'Haire.
* SmokingIsCool: During Palumbo's FBI gimmick.
* UnderwearOfPower: Both, at least until Palumbo's biker gimmick.
* TheWorfEffect: To The [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker Brothers]][[Wrestling/{{Kane}} of Destruction]].

[[folder: Teams from the Ruthless Aggression Era (2002-2008)]]

!! 3-Minute Warning
!!! [[Wrestling/{{Umaga}} Jamal]] (Edward Solofa "Eddie" Fatu) 2002-2003, 2005-2009
!!! Rosey (Matt Anoa'i) 2002-2006
* ArchEnemy: Billy And Chuck.
* TheBrute
* WrestlingFamily: Part of the big Samoan, Anoa'i Family.

!! The Basham Brothers - 2003-2005, 2006-2007
!!! Doug Basham (Lyle Douglas "Doug" Basham, Jr.) 2002-2007
!!! Danny Basham (Daniel R. "Danny" Holle) 2003-2007
* BaldOfEvil
* BashBrothers
* PsychoSupporter: When Shaniqua was their valet, she was the "center of their universe".
* TagTeamTwins
** TwinSwitch
* UnrelatedBrothers
** SeparatedAtBirthCasting
* WrestlingFamily: Doug is the nephew of Memphis legend "Nightmare" Danny Davis[[note]]No connection to the evil WWE referee from the 1980s[[/note]], who was one of the founders of OVW.

!! Cade and Murdoch - 2005-2007
!!! Lance Cade (Lance Kurtis [=McNaught=]) 2003-2008
!!! Trevor Murdoch (William Theodore Mueller) 2005-2008
* BreakupBreakout: Cade was put in a role as Chris Jericho's apprentice, but it was very short lived. Still, it's much more significant than anything Murdoch has done.
* DeepSouth
* EverythingIsBigInTexas
* OddCouple: Cade was a smooth-talking cowboy, and Murdoch an angry, Southern trucker who turned out to have a not-half-bad singing voice.
* RedOniBlueOni: Murdoch red, Cade blue.
* UnderwearOfPower
* WrestlingDoesntPay: See OddCouple above.

!! Cryme Tyme - 2006-2007, 2008-2010
!!! JTG (Jason Anthony Paul) 2006-2007, 2008-2014
!!! Shad Gaspard (Shad Chad Javier Romane Chittick Gaspard) 2006-2007, 2008-2010
* BraidsOfAction: Both of them, though {{defied|Trope}} by Dolph Ziggler, who made a point of grabbing JTG's hair even though braiding made it harder to do. Shad would eventually drop his too.
* BreakupBreakout: Exaggeratedly downplayed. Shad was released 3 years ago, while JTG remained employed for four years as a {{Jobber}} DemotedToExtra.
* {{Delinquents}}: So, so very much.
* DemotedToExtra: Since Shad left, JTG was hardly ever seen on TV. He was mainly on Superstars or NXT.
* {{Expy}}: Of the Gangstas (Wrestling/NewJack and Mustafa}, though LighterAndSofter[=/=]PlayedForLaughs.
* FaceHeelTurn: What dissolved their partnership in 2010, when Shad turned on JTG after a loss.
* JiveTurkey: In a skit with Wrestling/ShawnMichaels and Wrestling/TripleH, who were trying to get in the arena. {{Hilarity Ensue|s}}d.
* PutOnABus: Shad was sent back developmental and then released.
* WhipItGood: Shad Gaspard after they broke up.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: They were called Cryme Tyme.

!! Deuce 'n Domino - 2007-2008
!!! Deuce (James William Reiher, Jr.) 2007-2009
!!! Domino (Clifford "Cliff" Compton) 2005-2008
* AlliterativeName: The team name, Sim Snuka and Dice Domino.
* AscendedExtra: Domino was one of the security guards who carried a terrified [[Wrestling/MikeBucci Simon Dean]] to the ring for his match against the debuting Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}} on the December 2, 2005 ''[=SmackDown!=]''.
* BreakupBreakout: Deuce lasted longer than Domino and had a short-lived stint as Sim Snuka.
* CoolCar: Their 50s era red convertible.
* DiscoDan: They were a pair of wrestling GreaserDelinquents
* IHaveManyNames: Their full names in OVW were Deuce Shade and Dice Domino. Deuce also went by Sim Snuka when he joined Legacy.
* LightningBruiser
* PartsUnknown: "The Other Side of the Tracks"
* [[UnrelatedBrothers Unrelated Siblings]]: Domino and the team's valet Cherry.
* WrestlingFamily: Deuce is part of the Anoa'i wrestling family. His father is [[Wrestling/JimmySnuka Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka]]; his sister Sarona wrestles as [[Characters/WWEDivas Tamina]]; his uncles include the original {{Wild Samoan}}s, Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, and the late Wrestling/{{Umaga}}; and his cousins include Wrestling/TheUsos, Wrestling/RomanReigns, and, if unofficial blood brothers count, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]].

!! The Dicks - 2005-2006
!!! Chad Dick (Charles "Chad" Wicks) 2005-2006
!!! James Dick (John Michael Toland) 2005-2006
* CampStraight: Both wore bowties to the ring.
* ChippendalesDancers
* HurricaneOfPuns: Were given nothing but dick puns by Wrestling/MichaelCole and Wrestling/{{Tazz}} on commentary.
* {{Jobber}}s
* PutOnABus: Both lost to [[Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}} The Boogeyman]] on their final night with WWE, and were released shortly after.
* UnderwearOfPower

!! Wrestling/{{Evolution}} - 2003-2005, 2007, 2014
!!! Wrestling/TripleH (Paul Michael Levesque) 1995-present
!!! Wrestling/RandyOrton (Randal Keith "Randy" Orton) 2002-present
!!! Wrestling/{{Batista}} (David Michael Bautista, Jr.) 2002-2010, 2014
!!! Wrestling/RicFlair (Richard Morgan "Ric" Fliehr) 1991-1993, 2001-2009, 2012-present

!! The Gymini - 2006
!!! Jake (Mike Shane) 2006
!!! Jesse (Todd Shane) 2006
* BaldOfEvil
* BashBrothers
* TheBrute: Both of them.
* PowerStable: They were the lackeys for [[Wrestling/MikeBucci Simon Dean]].
* SiblingTeam[=/=]TagTeamTwins
* UnderwearOfPower

!! The Heart Throbs - 2005-2006
!!! Romeo Roselli (Giovanni "Johnny" Roselli) 2005-2006
!!! Antonio Thomas (Thomas Matera) 2005-2006
* CampStraight: Both wore feather boas to the ring.
* ChippendalesDancers
* {{Jobber}}s
* UnderwearOfPower

!! The Highlanders - 2006-2008
!!! Rory [=McAllister=] (Russell Murray) 2006-2008
!!! Robbie [=McAllister=] (Derek Graham-Couch) 2006-2008
* BadassBeard[=/=]BeardOfEvil: Both men.
* BaldOfAwesome[=/=]BaldOfEvil: Rory.
* {{Expy}}: They were portrayed like dolts in the same vein as the Bushwhackers.
* {{Foreign Wrestling Heel}}s
* FunnyForeigner: As faces.
* [[ManInAKilt Men in Kilts]]
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}
* [[UnrelatedBrothers Unrelated Cousins]]

!! The Hurricane and Rosey - 2003-2005
!!! [[Wrestling/GregoryHelms The Hurricane]] (Gregory Shane Helms) 2001-2010
!!! Rosey (Matt Anoaʻi) 2002-2006
* BadassFamily: Rosey. He's the son of Sika and Wrestling/RomanReigns older brother.
* TheBigGuy: Rosey.
* OneHeroTwoSidekicks: At first Hurricane only side kick was Mighty Molly. She turned on him and he later mentored Rosey the S.H.I.T. and Super Stacy.
* {{Superhero}}: Their gimmick.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Hurricane,Rosey the S.H.I.T. and Super Stacy.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: The Hurricane.

!! Jesse and Festus - 20072009
!!! Jesse[=/=]Slam Master J (Ray Gordy) 2005-2010
!!! Festus[=/=]Luke Gallows (Wrestling/DrewHankinson) 2006-2010, 2016-present
* AscendedExtra: Gordy first appeared on WWE TV on the December 9, 2005 episode of [=SmackDown=], where he got squashed by [[Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}} The Boogeyman]], then became the (kaybabe) boyfriend of Wrestling/TrishStratus.
* BaldOfAwesome: Luke[=/=]Doc Gallows.
* BaldOfEvil: Luke[=/=]Doc Gallows.
* BraidsOfAction: Slam Master J, copying Cryme Tyme.
* BreakupBreakout: While both Jesse & Festus appeared on TV long after they broke up, Luke Gallows got ''a lot'' more TV time than Slam Master J, due to his association with Wrestling/CMPunk's Straight Edge Society.
** After a run in TNA, Gallows then went on to join [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling New Japan Pro Wrestling's]] Wrestling/BulletClub PowerStable. For a worker with... humble beginnings, his association with the massively popular group meant that he became a major coup when he returned to WWE in 2016, along with Bullet Club partner Karl Anderson.
* TheBrute: Again, Luke Gallows.
* CostumeCopycat: In 2006, Hankinson was the masked Wrestling/{{Kane}} who briefly tormented the real one.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Festus would be catatonic most of the time, staring blankly into space with his tongue hanging out while Jesse dragged him around. But when the bell rang, Festus would wake up and kick some ass until that very same bell rang again to send him back into his gentle state.
* DrugsAreBad: We found out later that Luke Gallows was Festus, and his far off look was because of a drug addiction, which CM Punk saved him from.
* {{Expy}}: With his similar tights and moveset, Jesse was one to Wrestling/RobVanDam of all people.
* GentleGiant: Festus.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: After Luke had enough of CM Punk and left the Straight Edge Society.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Jesse, as Slam Master J.
* PutOnABus: Slam Master J got released and then retired extraoficially from wrestling to work as a policeman. He is one of the few wrestling examples who is actually gone for good. He made one more appearance at the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony.
* TheRainman: Festus, later we find out this was due to a drug addiction. Once he kicked the habit, he returned to normal as Luke Gallows.
* RedBaron: "Corn Fed Colossus" for Festus.
* TheSmartGuy: Jesse.
* UnderwearOfPower: Festus.
* UnrelatedBrothers: They were originally going to be brothers with their surname being "Dalton".
* WrestlingFamily: Jesse is the son of the late great WWE Hall of Famer Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy.

!! La Résistance - 2003-2005
!!! René Dupree (René Goguen) 2002-2007
!!! Sylvain Grenier (Sylvain Grenier) 2002-2007
!!! [[Wrestling/RobConway Robert Conway]] (Robert Thomas "Rob" Conway) 2000-2007
* CheapHeat: They ''ran'' on this trope. On the April 14, 2003 ''Raw'', there had been "The Great Debate" between Scott Steiner and Christopher Nowinski over the War in Iraq. Scott took the pro-war side, saying, "the Music/DixieChicks can go to {{Hell}}, or UsefulNotes/{{France}}, same difference." The first vignette promoting La Résistance debuted on ''Raw'' two weeks later. They would sing the French national anthem. They interrupted Lillian Garcia's rendition of "America the Beautiful" on ''Memorial Day.'' It was basically created because of France's hostility to the War.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Conway, when Miss Jackie Gayda flashed him, with her back to the camera, during his match with Wrestling/{{Rico|Constantino}} on the January 26, 2004 ''Raw.''
** Dupree, when Wrestling/StacyKeibler flashed her butt to him, with her face to the camera, during his match with Rico on the February 2, 2004 ''Raw.''
* TheFightingNarcissist: When Grenier was repackaged as a male model.
* ForeignWrestlingHeel: Duprée and Grenier were, Conway was an American liaison.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Duprée's dance was called the French tickler.
* [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It Is Pronounced Ro-Bear]]: How Conway wanted people to pronounce his first name.
* {{Jobber}}: After losing to [[Wrestling/NickDinsmore Eugene]] and Wrestling/JimmySnuka at ''Taboo Tuesday'' 2005, Conway went on an 14-month losing streak, which ended with him losing to Wrestling/JeffHardy and getting fired by Wrestling/VinceMcMahon on the New Year's 2007 edition of ''Raw''.
* {{Mascot}}: Rene's French poodle, named, of course, Fifi.
* UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism
* NiceHat: Their Berets
* PatrioticFervor
* PowerStable: Until René became... The Pete Best.
* [[RecycledINSPACE Recycled IN FRANCE!]]: Conway's gimmick was basically the same as Barry Darsow's when he was Krusher Kruschchev, the traitorous American teammate for the Russians (Ivan and Nikita Koloff) in the NWA in the 1980s.
* UnderwearOfPower: All three when the group split.

!! Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick - 2003-2004, 2005-2007
!!! Paul London (Paul Michael London) 2003-2008
!!! Spanky[=/=]Brian Kendrick[=/=]"The" Brian Kendrick (Brian David Kendrick) 2002-2004, 2005-2009, 2015, 2016-present

!! Mexicools - 2005-2006
!!! Super Crazy (Francisco Islas Rueda) 2005-2008
!!! Wrestling/{{Psicosis}} (Dionicio Castellanos Torres) 2005-2006
!!! Juventud (Eduardo Aníbal González Hernández) 2005-2006
* {{Acrofatic}}: Super Crazy who is more pudgy than fat.
* BreakupBreakout: Super Crazy lasted longer than his teammates.
%%* FragileSpeedster: Juvi and Psicosis.
* IHaveTheHighGround: All three.
* {{Jobber}}: Super Crazy became this from early 2007 onwards until his release at the end of 2008.
* [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead Wearing a Flag as Wrestling Attire]]: Super Crazy after the others were released.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: Wrestling groundskeepers, Super Crazy broke out of that later on.

!! The Spirit Squad - 2006, 2016
!!! Kenny (Kenneth Lionel Doane) 2006-2008, 2016
!!! Johnny (John "Johnny" Jeter) 2006
!!! Mitch (Nicholas Cole "Nick" Mitchell) 2006
!!! [[Wrestling/DolphZiggler Nicky/Dolph Ziggler]] (Nicholas Theodore "Nick" Nemeth) 2005, 2006, 2008-present
!!! Mikey (Michael "Mike" S. Brendli) 2006, 2016
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/DGenerationX.
* BreakupBreakout: After the disbandment; Nicky is the only one employed in [=WWE=], as Wrestling/DolphZiggler. He has had a lot more success as Ziggler than he ever has as Nicky, having won the IC title and US Title one time respectively, and the World Heavyweight title twice, and remains the only member of the Spirit Squad with his own article on TV Tropes. Kenny had a short stint on Smackdown as Kenny Dykstra, but was released after a year. All the others was sent back to developmental, and then released.
* {{Butt Monkey}}s
* {{Jobber}}s
* PluckyComicRelief
* PutOnABus: Back to OVW, which at the time was the developmental system for [=WWE=].
** TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Kenny and Mikey turned up on the 10/4/16 episode of ''Smackdown Live'', invited by Wrestling/TheMiz, and promptly turned on their former teammate Nicky, AKA Dolph Ziggler.]]
* ShoutOut: Kenny Dykstra's last name was an homage to baseball player Lenny Dykstra.
** OneSteveLimit: His real last name "Doane" was too close to that of referee Jack Doan.
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: In the Wrestling/VinceMcMahon vs. Wrestling/ShawnMichaels feud and the DX and [=McMahon=] feud.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Mainly because they were Male Cheerleaders, that no one took seriously.

!! Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam - 2002-2004, 2006-2007, 2009-2010
!!! Charlie Haas (Charles "Charlie" Doyle Haas II) 2002-2005, 2006-2010
!!! Shelton Benjamin (Shelton James Benjamin) 2002-2010, 2017-

[[folder: Teams from the WWE Universe Era (2008-2011)]]

!! The Hart Dynasty - 2009-2010
!!! David Hart Smith (Harry Smith) 2007-2008, 2009-2011
!!! Wrestling/TysonKidd (Theodore "T.J." Wilson) 2009-2015
!!! Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart (Natalie "Nattie" Katherine Neidhart-Wilson) 2008-Present
!!! Wrestling/BretHart (Bret Sergeant Hart) 1984-1997, 2010
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/TheUsos
* CanadaEh
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart Natalya]] & Wrestling/TysonKidd.
* FaceHeelTurn: Tyson Kidd. This culminated on the November 15 episode of Raw, when Kidd refused to tag in and attacked Smith during a match for the WWE Tag Team Championship against The Nexus (Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater). Kidd became a heel once again as a result of this.
* {{Heel}}
** HeelFaceTurn: On March 28, 2010, The Hart Dynasty, (along with the rest of the Hart family), were in their uncle Bret's corner as he faced Mr. McMahon in a No Holds Barred match at [=WrestleMania=] XXVI, performing a Hart Attack on McMahon during the match and officially becoming fan favorites as a result.
* WrestlingFamily

!! The Legacy - 2008-2010
!!! Wrestling/RandyOrton (Randal Keith "Randy" Orton) 2002-present
!!! Wrestling/CodyRhodes (Cody Garrett Runnels) 2007-2016
!!! Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr (Theodore Marvin "Ted" DiBiase, Jr.) 2008-2013

!! Wrestling/TheUsos - 2010-present
!!! Jey Uso (Joshua Fatu) 2010-present
!!! Jimmy Uso (Jonathan Fatu) 2010-present

[[folder: Teams from the WWE, Inc. Era (2011-2014)]]
!! [[Wrestling/PrimeTimePlayers The Prime Time Players]] - 2012-2014, 2015
!!! Titus O'Neil (Thaddeus Michael Bullard) 2012-present
!!! Darren Young (Fred Rosser) 2010-2017

!! Primo and Epico[=/=] Los Matadores [=/=] The Shining Stars - 2011-present
!!! Primo/Diego (Edwin "Eddie" Carlos Colón) 2008-present
!!! Epico/Fernando (Orlando Colón) 2011-present
* [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Annoying Older Sibling]]: How Primo views his brother Carlito.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: They were Puerto Ricans playing Mexican matadores.
* {{Backstab}}ber: Their FinishingMove.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: They were complaining about not getting enough TV time as Champs. The next match they had on TV was the one where they lost the belts.
* BraidsOfAction: Epico until his haircut
* {{Expy}}:
** The Colons, obviously. They just switched out Carlito for Epico and added Rosa as a valet.
** Now, of Wrestling/TitoSantana's "El Matador" gimmick.
* {{Cool Mask}}s: As Los Matadores.
* ForeignWrestlingHeel: Averted. Even as heels, they're heels that happen to be Puerto Rican, not ''because'' they're Puerto Rican.
* FourIsDeath: When the team of Epico, Primo, & Rosa originally formed, they shot straight to the top of the revived tag team division, winning the tag titles in short order. However, they later lost the titles, and once they were signed to AW's agency in an attempt to regain their mojo (making their stable number four members), things only went downhill from there.
* LatinLover: Primo.
* {{Mascot}}: El Torito.
* MeaningfulName: Didn't make much sense when he was teaming with Carlito, but "Primo" is Spanish for "cousin", so in the way the name of their team reads: "Epico & Cousin." [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Oh, and Rosa.]]
* NerdsAreSexy: Primo was once in a relationship with uber-nerd Wrestling/AJLee.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Subverted. Won the Tag Team Championships at a live event, but the replay was shown on the following televised show, explaining what had happened.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Epico & Primo won the titles when they did and the way they did (see OffscreenMomentOfAwesome above) because Wrestling/EvanBourne (who was one half of the champions along with Wrestling/KofiKingston) got suspended for a second Wellness Violation. Ironically, they would later lose the titles back to Kofi, who found a new partner in [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]], who had just returned from a Wellness Vacation stemming from ''the exact same incident where Wrestling/EvanBourne got busted.''
* SiblingTeam: Despite annoying him, teaming with his brother was a dream of Primo's and they were the first Unified Tag Team Champions.
* SiblingTriangle: Primo and Carlito to [[Wrestling/BellaTwins Brie Bella]].
* SpicyLatina: Ever since beginning to manage Epico & Primo, Rosa's been playing this up for all it's worth.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With Wrestling/RosaMendes.
* VillainTeamUp: Epico was with Hunico at first. He's now tagging with his cousin Primo.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Epico and Primo lost their championships to Wrestling/KofiKingston and [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]]. In almost all cases where a competitor drops a title, they have a rematch clause. They're still yet to invoke it even several weeks later. This was later brought up at No Way Out; AW allowed their rematch clause to expire with him never telling them to use the clause, presumably on purpose, as later that night during a Four Way Match for the #1 contendership to the tag team titles he turned on Epico and Primo to side with the Primetime Players (Titus O'Neil and Darren Young).
** Happened again as Los Matadores. In the fall of 2015, Diego and Fernando turned heel and beat down El Torio before getting put through tables by the Dudley Boyz. None of this was followed up on, as the duo disappeared from TV for months before resurfacing as their original Primo/Epico names, talking up the beauty of Puerto Rico in video packages.
* WrestlingFamily: The two are RealLife cousins from one of the well known Puerto Rican wrestling families - also add Carlos, Jr. (Primo's brother, known as Carlito in the WWE), Carlos Sr. (Carlito and Primo's father, who all three proceeded to induct into the Hall of Fame) as well.

!! Wrestling/TeamHellNo - 2012-2013
!!! {{Wrestling/Kane}} (Glenn Jacobs) - 1995-present
!!! Daniel Bryan (Wrestling/BryanDanielson) - 2010-2016

!! Wrestling/TheShield - 2012-2014, 2017-present
!!! Wrestling/DeanAmbrose (Jonathan Good) 2012-present
!!! Wrestling/RomanReigns (Joe Anoa'i) 2012-present
!!! Wrestling/SethRollins (Colby Lopez) 2012-present

!! Wrestling/TheWyattFamily - 2013-2014, 2015-2017
!!! Wrestling/LukeHarper (Jon Huber) 2013-present
!!! Wrestling/ErickRowan (Joseph Ruud) 2013-present
!!! Wrestling/BrayWyatt (Windham Rotunda) 2010-2011, 2013-present
!!! Wrestling/BraunStrowman (Adam Scherr) 2015-present
!!! Wrestling/RandyOrton (Randall Keith "Randy" Orton) 2002-present

!! Wrestling/ThreeMB - 2012-2014
!!! Wrestling/HeathSlater (Heath Miller) - 2010-Present
!!! Wrestling/JinderMahal (Yuvraj Dhesi) 2011-2014,2016-Present
!!! Wrestling/DrewMcIntyre (Drew Galloway) 2007, 2009-2014, 2017-Present

[[folder: Teams from the Reality Era (2014-2016)]]
!! Wrestling/TheAscension - 2014-present
!!! Konnor (Ryan Parmeter) 2014-present
!!! Viktor (Eric Thompson) 2014-present

!! The Lucha Dragons - 2015-2016
!!! Kalisto (Emanuel Rodriguez) 2015-present
!!! [[Wrestling/{{Hunico}} Hunico]]/Wrestling/SinCara (Jorge Arias) 2011-present

!! Wrestling/TheNewDay - 2014-present
!!! [[Wrestling/BigELangston Big E]] (Ettore Ewen) 2012-present
!!! Wrestling/KofiKingston (Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah) 2008-present
!!! Wrestling/XavierWoods (Austin Watson) 2013-present

!! Wrestling/TysonKiddAndCesaro - 2014-2015
!!! Cesaro (Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli) 2012-present
!!! Wrestling/TysonKidd (Theodore "T.J." Wilson) 2009-2015

[[folder: Teams from the New Era (2016-present)]]
!! Wrestling/AmericanAlpha - 2015-2017
!!! Jason Jordan (Nathan Everhart) 2011-present
!!! Chad Gable (Charles "Chas" Betts) 2013-present

!! The Authors of Pain - 2016-Present
!!! Akam (Sunny Dhinsa) 2014-present
!!! Rezar (Gzim Selmani) 2015-present
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Akam is ethnically Punjabi Indian, and Rezar is from Albania. Somewhat surprisingly for WWE, which likes to play the ForeignWrestlingHeel thing to the hilt, this (aside from occasionally cutting promos in their native languages) doesn't factor into their gimmick at all.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: They came out after Wrestling/AmericanAlpha lost the NXT tag titles back to The Revival and utterly destroyed the ex-champions before being called to the back by legendary manager [[Wrestling/RoadWarriors Paul Ellering]].
* FinishingMove: Two of them:
** "The Last Chapter" is a Russian Legsweep and Lariat combination.
** "Super Collider" is stereo powerbombs after knocking their opponents together.
* IdenticalStranger: Akam looks very similar to a heavier-set version of early-career Wrestling/DLoBrown.
* LightningBruiser: Two absolute beasts whose tandem offense is surprisingly fast and appropriately painful.
* SpiritualSuccessor TagTeam: In the same vein as old school big vicious bruiser tandems such as the Powers of Pain, Faces of Fear, Demolition Road Warriors/Legion of Doom, etc., they are known as the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Authors of Pain]]. Given that the Legion of Doom's former manager is now guiding the Authors, this is most likely on purpose.
* ThemeNaming: The philosophical principle of ''Occam's razor'' goes that among competing hypotheses, select the simplest one with the least assumptions. What Akam and Rezar are here to do needs no assumptions made.
* WrestlingMonster: They are almost completely unstoppable in the ring. Sometimes one of them does not even bother tagging into the match, allowing the other to destroy both their opponents by themselves.

!! Benjamin & Gable - 2017-2018
!!! Shelton Benjamin (Shelton James Benjamin) 2002-2010, 2017-present
!!! Chad Gable (Charles "Chas" Betts) 2013-present
* FaceHeelDoubleTurn: Wrestling/TheUsos cemented their face turn when they attempted to shake Benjamin and Gable's hand during a backstage segment, whereas Benjamin and Gable refused.

!! The Bludgeon Brothers - 2017-Present
!!! [[Wrestling/LukeHarper Harper]] (Jon Huber) 2013-present
!!! [[Wrestling/ErickRowan Rowan]] (Joseph Ruud) 2013-present
See also: Wrestling/TheWyattFamily
* BadassLongcoat
* BaldOfEvil: Rowan
* BeardOfEvil
* TheBrute
* CoolMask: Rowan
* EvilDuo
* LastNameBasis
* ThoseTwoBadGuys
* WrestlingMonster

!! Wrestling/{{Breezango}} - 2016-Present
!!! Wrestling/{{Fandango}} (Curtis James Hussey) 2010-Present
!!! Wrestling/TylerBreeze (Mattias Clement) 2010-Present

!! Cesaro and Sheamus [=/=] The Bar - 2016-Present
!!! Cesaro (Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli) 2012-present
!!! Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} (Stephen Farrelly) 2009-present
* ArchEnemy: Hardy Boyz and Wrestling/TheShield.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Cesaro. After his return from his rotator cuff injury (see {{Determinator}} below for more on that), he's started to wear a [[ClothingDamage tear-away suit]] to the ring. It is ridiculously cool. After turned heel he's not wearing a suit.
* BaldOfEvil[=/=]BaldOfAwesome: Cesaro; he is balding rather than all bald, though he seems to have started shaving the rest off eventually.
* BeardOfBarbarism[=/=]BadassBeard[=/=]BeardOfEvil: Sheamus.
* ButNotTooWhite: Sheamus.
* CatchPhrase: "We don't just ''set'' the bar, we '''''ARE''''' The Bar!"
* FaceHeelTurn: At ''Payback 2017'', Cesaro and Sheamus viciously assaulted the Hardy Boyz after losing the tag title match to them.
* ForeignWrestlingHeel: In 2017 after they lost to Hardy Boyz at Payback 2017.
* LightningBruiser: Cesaro.
* OlderHeroVersusYoungerVillain: They fight against Hardy Boyz at Extreme Rules 2017 and The Great Balls Of Fire.
* OnlyOneName
* ThoseTwoBadGuys
* UnderwearOfPower

!! Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins - 2017
!!! Wrestling/DeanAmbrose (Jonathan Good) 2012-present
!!! Wrestling/SethRollins (Colby Lopez) 2012-present
See also: Wrestling/TheShield.

!! Wrestling/{{Enzo and Cass}} - 2013-2017
!!! Enzo Amore (Eric Arndt) 2012-2018
!!! Colin "Big Cass" Cassady (Bill Morrissey) 2012-2018

!! Gallows and Anderson[=/=][[Wrestling/BulletClub The Club/Balor Club]] - 2016-Present
!!! Luke Gallows (Wrestling/DrewHankinson) 2006-2010, 2016-present
!!! Wrestling/KarlAnderson (Chad Allegra) 2016-present
!!! Wrestling/AJStyles (Allen Jones) 2016-present
!!! Finn Bálor (Wrestling/FergalDevitt) 2014-present

!! [[Wrestling/{{Sanity}} SAnitY]] - 2016-present
!!! Killian Dain (Damian Mackle) 2016-present
!!! Alexander Wolfe (Axel Tischer) 2015-present
!!! Wrestling/EricYoung (Jeremy Fritz) 2016-present

!!Heath Slater & Rhyno - 2016-present
!!! Wrestling/HeathSlater (Heath Miller) 2010-present
!!! Wrestling/{{Rhyno}} (Terrance "Terry" Gerin) 2001-2005,2015-present
* ActionDad: Slater. To daughter Snow. On Sept. 6, 2016 episode of [=SmackDown=] Live he introduce his family (kayfabe) to the WWE Universe.
* ActionPolitician: Rhyno. He decided to run for the Republican House of Representatives in Michigan and later won the primary. Oh, and he [[FinishingMove Gored]] Wrestling/HeathSlater on the same night.
* TheBigGuy: Wrestling/{{Rhyno}}
* BreakupBreakout: Slater. Arguable, and possibly subverted. While both Jinder and Drew were released, Heath has pretty much mostly become a jobber these days (even with him and Rhyno being the inaugural Smackdown Tag Team Champions).
* DumbassHasAPoint: After losing their rematch for the tag team titles on the 12/6/16 edition of Smackdown Live, Rhyno pointed out how he'd always do the brunt of the work with Heath taking the win (which Heath pointed out, in a meta sense, that it was kinda the whole point of their team) and that Heath's heart hadn't really been in it for their rematch; Heath retorted that, as long as they were "keeping score", Rhyno ''lost'' the titles for them at TLC, which Rhyno responded to by walking off without a word.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Slater and Rhyno victory at ''Backlash 2016,'' Slater finally gained a contract with Smackdown after being overlooked for the Draft, in addition to being one of the two first Smackdown Tag Team Champions.
* {{Jobber}}s: After Superstar Shake-up and not getting a opportunity for Raw Tag Team Championships.
* RedBaron: Beauty and Man Beast.
* RedOniBlueOni: Slater Red and Rhyno Blue.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: ''Rhyno''.

!! The Revival - 2014-present
!!! Scott Dawson (David K. Harwood) 2012-present
* 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
* 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.

!! The Vaudevillains - 2013-2017

* DastardlyWhiplash: As a tag team, they sport some sinister-looking mustaches, and they're known as the Vaude''villains''.

!!! Simon Gotch (Seth Lesser) 2013-2017
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Just look at his Twitter.
* ArchEnemy: The Lucha Dragons. Later on, BAMF.
* BadassMustache: And don't you forget it.
* BornInTheWrongCentury
* CatchPhrase: "Quite manly", to the point that one has to wonder if he's a bit insecure.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Oh, boy.
* InformedAbility: He calls himself a strongman, although he's actually on the smaller-to-average side as far as wrestler size goes.
* NonIndicativeName: His tag team is called the Vaude''villains'', but so far they haven't really done anything heelish (excepting English kicking the shit out of Big Cass because he's a sore loser). Although Gotch does sport the stereotypical mustache of a vaudeville villain.
* [[RatedMForManly Rated QM For Quite Manly]]
* ShoutOut: His ring name was chosen in tribute to old-school wrestler Frank Gotch (1877-1917).
* WrestlingDoesntPay: He's a wrestling strongman.

!!! Aiden English (Matt Rehwoldt) 2012-present
* ArchEnemy: The Lucha Dragons.
** Tye Dillinger after becoming singles competition.
* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: With his moustache and his plain brown tights with built-in muscle belt, he looks like an old-fashioned vaudeville strongman. In June 2014, humorously and appropriately enough, he ended up tag-teaming with Simon Gotch, a vaudeville strongman wrestler, and their promos and entrance are done in the style of old black and white films. To top it all off, their tag team is called the Vaudevillains.
* BadassFamily: English married into one. He's married to Shaul Guerrero, which makes him the son-in-law to Wrestling/EddieGuerrero.
* BadassMustache
* BerserkButton: He did ''not'' take losing the sing-off to [[Wrestling/EnzoandCass Cassidy]] well.
* EvilLaugh
* HeroicSacrifice: In the Vaudevillains/Lucha Dragons match at Takeover 3, English pushed Gotch out of the way when the Lucha Dragons did a double suicide dive. It looked like a SenselessSacrifice at first because Gotch got pinned within minutes, but it turned out to be a smart move because Gotch wasn't the legal man, a fact that the Vaudevillains successfully used to get a rematch.
* PutOnABus: The Vaudevillains disappeared from the tag team scene for several months, and then returned after Unstoppable.
** The team was broken up in 2017 when Gotch got released by WWE, with English going back to singles competition.
** In late 2017, he's teaming up with Wrestling/{{Rusev}}.
* RedBaron: "The Artiste" and "The Drama King".
* SoreLoser: Boy howdy.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: He's a stage actor/singer turned wrestler.
* WrestlingFamily: Believe it or not, to the Guerrero Family, as he's married to EddieGuerrero's daughter.

!! The B-Team - 2018-Present
!!! Wrestling/BoDallas (Taylor Rotunda) 2018-present
!!! Wrestling/CurtisAxel (Joseph Hennig) 2018-present