While the doubles division in professional wrestling can
often help alleviate the pressure of having a large roster, it has also been
responsible for launching the careers of numerous superstars such as Bret
‘Hitman’ Hart, Shawn Michaels, Booker T and Edge, who after getting over as
part of a successful tag team, were able to carry their popularity into a
singles run and go on to become World Champions.
However, sometimes the opposite can happen. If by some twist
of fate a couple of popular ex-main eventers find themselves without an
interesting storyline, rather than put them in a mid-card angle that sees them
go one on one, the decision is often made to pair the two up and form a super tag
While this hasn’t always been a complete success (ahem,
Hogan and Edge) there are plenty of examples of when two big-name players have
stood in the middle of the ring and clasped hands in a Carl Weathers and Arnold
Schwarzenegger style handshake, forming a team that was so epic, it brought the
words ‘this is awesome’ from the lips of wrestling fans around the world - long
before that annoying chant became a thing.