Something just feels right about solid tag team pro wrasslin'.
There's magic in the air when two teams go out there, are given time and live crowds sway on the edge of their seats waiting for hot tags, heel cut-offs, double team spots and all that other goodness. 2023 was a big year for doubles action: WWE had tag titles headline WrestleMania 39's opening night, after all. That doesn't happen often.
Originally, this writer planned to extend an olive branch to the Women's Tag Title scene, but it proved impossible. WWE's apathetic approach is more prone to dropping the 'a' from that word and just being pathetic.
Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler might've been in the hunt had their union not been cut short, and other duos like Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre or Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville could've found success too had they been handed more TV time or not been knackered by injuries.
The good news? WWE, AEW and New Japan all contribute to this list. These were the best of the best when it came to tag wrestling this past year. Some of the choices may surprise you!
10. The Acclaimed
No, seriously, please listen (or read, rather). The Acclaimed were on top of the world as AEW Tag Champs when Tony Khan nonsensically cut their reign short in February. The Gunns benefitted from that, which is class, but Anthony Bowens and Max Caster deserved so, so much better.
They'd have been higher on this list had the team been given a longer run as champions, put it that way. Still, at least The Acclaimed have been able to rally and find success in the Trios division alongside mentor Billy Gunn. That has helped them sneak onto the table here, because the group is still relevant on TV.
Twin matches against the super-underrated tandem of Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett (who almost made the cut themselves) in January proved to be a riot. If only TK had shown more faith in one of his hottest acts. Surely Caster and Bowens are due another reign at some point?!