10 WWE champions and their original tag team partners
The one night of the year where Raw and SmackDown Live collides for brand supremacy is almost upon us.
Survivor Series 2017 will see Team Red face off with Team Blue, champions take on fellow champions, and Superstars team up with unlikely allies in a bid to take down the opposing brand.
Will Finn Balor and Samoa Joe co-exist on the Raw side? How about John Cena and Randy Orton on the SmackDown side? Which General Manager will lead their team to victory?
With some one-off alliances set to be formed at the event, we take a trip down memory lane to see how some of WWE’s elite – specifically those who have been WWE champion – started out with the company and who they initially teamed with.
#1 Roman Reigns & Donny Marlow
When it comes to Roman Reigns and tag partners, you immediately think of his fellow Shield members Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. But back in 2011, a year before making it to WWE, Reigns was going by the name of Leakee and was given Donny Marlow as his first regular FCW tag partner.
The two unsuccessfuly challenged Titus O’Neil and Damien Sandow for the FCW Florida Tag Team titles, though Reigns would later win the championships with Mike Dalton, who we now know as Tyler Breeze.
Marlow, known as Tanga Loa these days, went on to become Camacho on WWE’s main roster and can now be found wrestling all over the world as part of the Bullet Club.