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Top 10 tag teams of the 1980s

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The Freebirds were one of the biggest draws in wrestling history
The Freebirds were one of the biggest draws in wrestling history

The 1980s were a banner decade for tag team wrestling. So many talented teams abounded that many regional promotions had not one, but two sets of tag team title belts.

Tag team wrestling is possibly one of the most unique creations in the history of sports entertainment. The melding of two individuals into a cohesive unit takes time, chemistry, and often times putting your own ego aside.

Many of the teams on this list weren't necessarily best friends with their tag team partners, but there's no question that they worked well as a unit.

Without further ado, here are ten teams who made tag wrestling great in the 1980s.


#10 Dusty Rhodes and Manny Fernandez

Dusty and Manny, along with close ally Magnum TA (left.)
Dusty and Manny, along with close ally Magnum TA (left.)

The melding of the American Dream with the Raging Bull was a bonafide success.

Most people remember Dusty as a solo act, but he made the biggest impact at the beginning of the 1980s when he was part of this fondly remembered tag team. Manny Fernandez was one of the few Latino stars who was over with the US audience--but not over enough in management's opinion for a major singles title.

They were willing to let him have the big tag team gold, however. This mix of Tex and Mex was a great way to start off the tag team explosion of the 1980s.


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