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     Teams from the New Generation Era (1993-1997) 

The Godwinns/Southern Justice - 1996-1998

Henry O. Godwinn (Mark Canterbury) 1995-1998

Phineas I. Godwinn/Mideon (Dennis Knight) 1996-2000

  • Breakup Breakout: Phineas later became Mideon, of the Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness, while Henry disappeared after the Godwinns.

The Heavenly Bodies - 1993-1995

Tom Prichard (Thomas Prichard) 1993-2004, 2007-2012

Jimmy Del Ray (David Ferrier) 1993-1995

  • Breakup Breakout: Prichard has success as "Zip" of the Bodydonnas, while Del Ray vanished afterwards.

The Steiner Brothers - 1992-1994

Rick Steiner (Robert Rechsteiner) 1992-1994

Scott Steiner (Scott Carl Rechsteiner) 1992-1994, 2002-2004

  • Breakup Breakout: 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 interviewed for many of WWE's documentaries.

     Teams from the Attitude Era (1997-2001) 

The Disciples of Apocalypse - 1997-1999

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

  • Breakup Breakout: 8-Ball and Skull by default after Crush quit after the Montreal Screwjob in protest and Chainz was let go months later.
  • You Look Familiar: Chainz had previously been Ted DiBiase's Fake Undertaker in 1994, while 8-Ball and Skull had previously been the Blu Brothers in 1995.

Edge and Christian/(E&C) 1998–2001, 2009–2011, 2014-2016

Edge (Adam Copeland) 1998-2011

Christian (William Reso) 1998-2004, 2009-2014

  • Breakup Breakout:
    • 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.

The Hardy Boyz - 1998-2002, 2006-2009, 2017-2018, 2019-Present

Matt Hardy (Matthew Moore "Matt" Hardy) 1994-1996, 1998-2010, 2017-present

Jeff Hardy (Jeffrey Nero "Jeff" Hardy) 1994-1997, 1998-2003, 2006-2009, 2017-present

  • Breakup Breakout: 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.

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

Rikishi (Solofa F. Fatu Jr.) 1992-2004, 2012, 2014

  • Breakup Breakout: 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.
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     Teams from the Invasion (2001-2002) 

Palumbo and O'Haire - 2001

Chuck Palumbo (Charles Palumbo) 2001-2004, 2007-2008

Sean O'Haire (Sean Christopher O'Haire) 2001-2003

  • Breakup Breakout: Neither, Palumbo had the longer career in the company and actually won titles. O'Haire's skills, corrupter gimmick and being managed by Roddy Piper got him over with fans, but nothing came of it (in part due to a motorcycle accident that derailed his push).

     Teams from the Ruthless Aggression Era (2002-2008) 

The Basham Brothers - 2003-2005, 2006-2007

Doug Basham (Lyle Douglas "Doug" Basham, Jr.) 2002-2007

Danny Basham (Daniel R. "Danny" Holle) 2003-2007

Cryme Tyme - 2006-2007, 2008-2010

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JTG (Jason Anthony Paul) 2006-2007, 2008-2014

Shad Gaspard (Shad Chad Javier Romane Chittick Gaspard) 2006-2007, 2008-2010

Jesse and Festus - 2007–2009

Jesse/Slam Master J (Ray Gordy) 2005-2010

Festus/Luke Gallows (Drew Hankinson) 2006-2010, 2016-present

  • Breakup Breakout: 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 CM Punk's Straight Edge Society.
    • After a run in TNA, Gallows then went on to join New Japan Pro Wrestling's Bullet Club Power Stable. 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.

Mexicools - 2005-2006

Super Crazy (Francisco Islas Rueda) 2005-2008

Psicosis (Dionicio Castellanos Torres) 2005-2006

Juventud (Eduardo Aníbal González Hernández) 2005-2006

The Spirit Squad - 2006, 2016

Kenny (Kenneth Lionel Doane) 2006-2008, 2016

Johnny (John "Johnny" Jeter) 2006

Mitch (Nicholas Cole "Nick" Mitchell) 2006

Nicky/Dolph Ziggler (Nicholas Theodore "Nick" Nemeth) 2005, 2006, 2008-present

Mikey (Michael "Mike" S. Brendli) 2006, 2016

  • Breakup Breakout: After the disbandment; Nicky is the only one employed in WWE, as Dolph Ziggler. 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.

     Teams from the Reality Era (2014-2016) 

The Ascension - 2014-present

Konnor (Ryan Parmeter) 2014-present

Viktor (Eric Thompson) 2014-present

  • You Look Familiar: Conor O'Brian was previously seen on NXT seasons 4 and 5 as the weird rat-faced guy who acted like a mouse, while Rick Victor had a small degree of prominence in FCW.

     Teams from the New Era (2016-present) 

Heath Slater & Rhyno - 2016-Present

Heath Slater (Heath Miller) 2010-present

Rhyno (Terrance "Terry" Gerin) 2001-2005,2015-present

  • Breakup Breakout: 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).
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