Just about every tag team has a breakout star. History has shown that when tag teams split, at least one member of the team breaks out and goes on to see individual success. On the flip side, for a few teams it sometimes goes downhill from there. It all depends on the potential and marketability of the respective superstars.
Shawn Michaels was the star of ‘The Rockers’ tag team, while Billy Gunn was the stand-out member of ‘The Smoking Gunns’. The success of Shawn Michaels leaves little to be explained, whereas Billy went on to be a part of another team New Age Outlaws which found massive success in the Attitude Era of mid-late 90s. Scott Steiner started off as one half of “The Steiner Brothers”. The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) along with Edge and Christian have all had success after their respective tag teams disbanded. The new era is no exception when it comes to current tag team superstars that could very well break out on their own in the future!
When the time does come to split apart, these five guys are onto better things for sure. Let’s take a look!