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The World's Greatest Tag Team is a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Wrestling/SheltonBenjamin and Charlie Haas. The duo debuted near the end of 2002 in [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Entertainment]] as part of 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.

As always, Wiki/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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!! "The World's Greatest Trope List"
* AfroAssKicker: Haas as "[[Wrestling/CarlitoColon Charlito"]].
* ArchEnemy: As a team they had Kurt Angle in WWE and The Briscoes in Ring Of Honor.
* BadassBoast: "The best damn tag team period!" But really, their name says it all.
* BashBrothers: Each other, plus Wrestling/{{Rico|Constantino}} for Charlie and MVP for Shelton.
* BlackBestFriend: Shelton, to Charlie.
* BoisterousBruiser: Shelton Benjamin after his face turn in ECW, Charlie Haas during his impersonation gimmick on Raw.
* BoringButPractical: Wrestling/NigelMcGuinness was really incensed by their use of a tainted rag to defeat the Briscoes at ''Boarder Wars'', even if it was a "[[GimmickMatches Fight Without Honor]]".
* BreakupBreakout: Subverted. Shelton managed to have the better WWE singles career of the two by far, Haas has had a little more individual success in the wider world of wrestling. The team has more drawing power than either of them separately anyway and they got back together.
* 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 Obamacare doesn't pay for breast implants! Every woman should have them!
* CallBack: Breaking the {{three month rule}}, Charlie's promo as CHL on Raw called back to Shelton's promo as Bradshaw on Smackdown.
* CanonDiscontinuity: Regarding Benjamin's relationship with Wrestling/BrockLesnar. Benjamin and Lesnar formed a tag team called the Minnesota Stretching Crew in OVW, so when Kurt Angle debuted Team Angle, he claimed he'd drafted Benjamin to make it personal. Only, since the casual fans didn't follow OVW, Angle claimed Benjamin was Lesnar's former roommate. After only a couple weeks the roommate thing was dropped, and even later acknowledged the Benjamin/Lesnar tag team.
* CoDragons: For Kurt Angle, mainly during his feud with Brock Lesnar. After Brock put Kurt on the shelf they continued to act in his steed but then turned on Kurt when he came back and made less use of them.
* CombinationAttack: Atomic drop from Haas, super kick from Benjamin, which was their finisher during their first WWE run. Sometimes it would start with a super kick from Shelton and end with a German suplex from Charlie. Also a leap from guillotine called the Broken Arrow and a double hip toss back breaker called the star spangled banner.
* CoolShades: Benjamin would occasionally don a pair after his heel turn on Raw, which carried over when the team reunited.
* 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 Kings] of Wrestling (Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli and Wrestling/ChrisHero). This pay-per-view match, being the first Haas and Benjamin had in Ring of Honor, was ''just below'' a main event which featured Tyler Black (aka the future Wrestling/SethRollins) threatening to leave the promotion with the World Championship.
* 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'').
* 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}}.
* DittoFighter: Charlie mimics the styles of other wrestlers and public domain characters. Even Great Khali, despite being two feet shorter! This also applied to the [[WholesomeCrossdresser women.]] [[FanDisservice Enjoy.]]
* DumbJock: Shelton Benjamin according to Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}. Calling him "One of the most amazing athletes" he had ever seen but then asking "but what's he done with it?" Shelton responded that Sheamus had yet to do ''anything'' to impress ''anybody''.
* {{Expy}}: 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.
* 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).
* GoSeduceMyArchnemesis: Something Jackie Gayda does of her own volition. Haas and Benjamin are happy to take advantage of any distractions/absences but would both prefer she didn't.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: In real life. Benjamin was the best man to Haas' wedding. Charlie once claimed that his brother may have sent Benjamin to him after his death.
* InTheHood: Haas, when the team first reunited.
* {{Irony}}: Their ROH theme boasts about how they will smack you down, which is exactly what happened to Charlie Haas via an overhead punch from Claudio Castagnoli when Charlie tried to jump up to the top rope where Castagnoli already was. However, Shelton jumped too high for it to work and still knocked him off.
* JackOfAllStats
** Charlie Haas, with a noted lack of high flying finesse (as part of his gimmick, the man can jump around when he wants to, just not to the extent that Shelton does).
** Shelton does about everything except for not being particular deep in submission holds (he highly excels at the mat, high flying and striking) while Charlie is more so known for submission holds and has a submission finisher. Shelton does sometimes used a grapevine ankle lock as a finishing move though.
* {{Jerkass}}: Charlie Haas in ROH. Both to an extent, what with Benjamin getting them a 5K fine for use of a chair but Haas went so gone so far as to breakup Shelton's covers while they were on the same team and punch the ref who threatened a DQ. Eventually Haas would fully turn on Benjamin during their attempts to win back the tag team titles in 2013, as shown on ''ROH on SBG #76''.
* JerkJock: Both of them as the World's Greatest Tag Team.
* {{Jobber}}: Charlie Haas became such a jobber that he lost to Takeshi Morishima. Granted, that wouldn't be the mark of a jobber anywhere else ''but'' WWE land, but the point stands Morishima wasn't even a developmental guy and would be gone for seemingly for good in another day.
* LargeHam: Charlie Haas is about as charismatic as most wrestlers which automatically qualifies him as one, Shelton not so much but he does tend to have better promos working alongside Charlie than he does on his own.
* LightningBruiser: A duo of Lightning Bruisers at that.
* MaskedLuchador: Charlie Haas became seemingly invincible on ''Sunday Night Heat'' after he donned a luchador's mask, up until he climbed the turnbuckle in a match with Drew [=McIntyre=] and got weak around the knees.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor
** According to fans, Shelton is nice enough so long as you show him respect. Ask please, say thank you, that kind of thing.
** 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 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.
* 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 ''ROH Final Battle 2011'' but still ended up losing the ROH Tag Team Championships.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: A double politically incorrect hero feud between Charlie Haas and Rico. Charlie was portrayed as seemingly homophobic, but he was not too into Rico valet Jackie either and Rico ''was'' harassing him. The two eventually became a tag team.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Haas is a JiveTurkey.
* SaltAndPepper: Shelton is more the SmugSnake while Haas, ironically, is the jive turkey. So, when the two impersonated the APA Shelton played [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Bradshaw]] and Charlie played [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Farooq]]. Also, Shelton would often wear white articles of clothing while Charlie would wear black.
* SlutShaming: When Dawn was telling everyone she was sleeping with Charlie Haas behind Jackie Gayda's back, Haas asked Dawn why she was such as slut.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}} tag team Wrestling/AmericanAlpha. Considering that Shelton is due to return to Smackdown soon...
* StopBeingStereotypical: The reason the World's Greatest Tag Team came back was to fight Cryme Tyme, who ignored Haas and Benjamin's individual complaints.
* TagTeam: Besides each other, Charlie used to team with his late brother Russ, and has teamed with Rico Constantino and Viscera when Shelton was not available. Shelton was one half of "The Dogg Pound" With Rodney Mack, "The Minnesota Stretching Crew" with Brock Lesnar and "Black Dynamite" (AKA [[{{Engrish}} World Greatest Tag]]) with MVP.
* TagTeamTwins: Charlie and Russ were twins.
* TakeThatCritics: One of Charlie Haas's ROH videos was directed at Ari Berenstein of 411 MANIA for having the audacity to offer him constructive criticism.
* TheAlcoholic: Charlie Haas in the later stages of his ROH run, especially after Shelton got suspended and took a trip to New Japan, leaving him alone to get drunk and get in fights because of it. Warm beer pisses Charlie Haas off. And so do people with beer muscles, especially if they were drinking it warm!
* TheRival
** Los Guerreros (Wrestling/{{Eddie|Guerrero}} and Wrestling/{{Chavo|GuerreroJr}}) 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.
* TookALevelInJerkass: This is what caused the end of Charlie Haas's friendship with Lillian Garcia and his (onscreen) relationship with Jackie Gayda in WWE. Lillian had said she wanted to be {{just friends}}, so he laughed and congratulated his till then romantic rival Viscera when he accidentally smacked her. Dawn Marie was trying to ruin his relationship with Jackie and it apparently worked [[GoneHorriblyRight as he took it upon himself to let them both down hard and in tears]].
* ToBeAMaster: Both of them but in different ways. Charlie's dream was to be a tag team champion, Shelton wants to be the world heavyweight champion of whatever promotion he's working for and just sees showing fans what he calls "the last great tag team" as just biding his time till he gets a shot at the highest possible title. Ironically, Charlie Haas has had more heavyweight championships than Shelton.
* TournamentArc: Charlie won the Phoenix Championship Wrestling Russ Haas Memorial Cup with Wrestling/{{Nova}} as his partner, substituting for [[Wrestling/{{Umaga}} Jamal]] in the finals against Doug Basham and The Damaja.
* WholesomeCrossDresser: Charlie Haas when wrestling as [[Wrestling/BethPhoenix GlamaHaas]]
* 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.
* WrestlingFamily: Charlie Haas' brother was his tag team partner, before his sad death.
* WrestlingPsychology: Charlie showed some great psychology during his impersonation gimmick on Raw, imitating various other wrestlers and common gimmicks. Shelton, for his noted lack of charisma on the mic, could tell you a whole lot just from a look and some raised shoulders while wrestling in the ring.
* WritingAroundTrademarks: Known as '''Wrestling's''' Greatest Tag Team outside of WWE
* YouHaveFailedMe: After their feud with the All Night Express, Haas tried teaming with Rhett Titus to win the ROH World Tag Team Titles left vacant by Kenny King's departure, and Shelton Benjamin tried to help them in the deciding round by running interference against SCUM. Titus objected to it, causing he and Haas to lose the match and Haas and Benjamin to go back to teaming with each other after beating up Titus.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Their attitude toward Kurt Angle when he returned from injury and thought he could still be friendly with them, them being "Team Angle" and all. Neither party thought they needed the other but Haas and Benjamin wanted to put an exclamation on that point, going as far as to team up against Kurt with Wrestling/TheBigShow.
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