Sep 15 2008
Remember when pro wrestling was (seemed) real? Remember when it was the WWF and not the WWE? At least when I was around 5-10 years old it sure felt real.
I mean some of these guys used to scare the hell out of me.Â I remember being legitimately nervous when George the Animal Steel used to want to have sex with Queen Elizabeth.
Of course now you look back at the size of these guys, realize how funny their uniforms were, and know that the reasons most of these guys aren’t here today was because of one too many steroids, pain killers, or amphetamines taken.
Then again, that won’t stop me from compiling a list of memorable tag teams from my youth.
The list isn’t in any particular order but yes, it kind of is.
Strike Force – Tito Santana and Ric Martel
Perhaps the “gayest” of all the tag teams. Martel was a long time NWA guy and Santana was always the guy who came close to winning individual matches but never did. Santana always sported the sombrero laden tights. Love that guy.
Money Inc – Ted Debiasi and I.R.S (Irwin R. Scheister)
A few words. Jimmy “The Mouth” of the South. Do I really need to say more here?
The Rockers – Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels
Wait a second here. Did I say that “Strike Force” was gay? This is before Shawn Michaels was ever Shawn Michaels. And what the hell is Marty Jannetty up to these days? I’m guessing he attends tons of Eddie Money concerts.
The Killer Bees – B Brian Blair and Jumpin Jim Brunzell
These guys were funny. Remember them wearing their masks and confusing identities? That was pretty cute.
The Brainbusters – Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard
If there was anything to take out of the NWA back in the 80′s it was the four horseman. Ric Flair was part of that badass gang and Arn Anderson was easily one of the dirtiest wrestlers back then. Today? This picture just looks like two child molesters.
Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik
You gotta love these guys. They didn’t even have a name! Plus they were managed by none other than Classy Freddy Blassie.
The Steiner Brothers – Ric and Scott
Before the Steroids? Wait, what?
The Hart Foundation – Bret and Jim the Anvil
You also have to mention the name Greg “The Hammer ” Valentine when you look at these guys. Shouldn’t Jim the Anvil have been one of the arm wrestlers in the movie Over the Top?
The Road Warriors – Hawk and Animal
Also known as the Legion of Doom, these guys were just badass, plain and simple. Their end of the match move (The Doomsday Device) was simply uncoachable. Pretty much legendary figures of our time.
The British Bulldogs – Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid
Remember how fast the Dynamite Kid did a suplex? It was pretty silly. You just don’t realize how big these guys are when you’re a kid. I mean look at the size of these guys. Pretty silly stuff. Remember when Davey Boy turned into a bad guy? That just didn’t fit.
And yes, The Bushwackers and Demolition are in my thoughts.Â These are just the favorites from my youth.Â Relax people!
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