The history of professional wrestling is filled with tons of classic duos. Tag team wrestling has been a staple in the WWE for many years, but recent times have seen it take a mellow back seat. The tag team division is now overlooked for what would benefit the top-level guys. The most recent example is Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman, who will face each other at Clash of Champions despite being Raw Tag Team champions together.
They will be defending their tag team titles at the show against Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode, another pair of singles wrestlers thrown together. But after beating four other teams in a row on Raw, Ziggler, and Roode seem like serious new players in the tag team division. There have been numerous occasions in the past decade or so, where two singles stars joined forces to eventually win the tag team titles.
However, various factors contributed to each of these teams to dissolve much sooner than we would have liked. Here are five great WWE pairings, most of them being championship-winning teams, that should have lasted longer.
#5 Cesaro and Tyson Kidd
Around the end of 2014, an alliance sparked between Cesaro and Tyson Kidd. After almost a year of unfortunate misuse, WWE was finally positively utilizing the Swiss Superman. The pair defeated a pre-heel turn New Day and went upwards from there. Cesaro and Kidd, flanked by the latter's wife Natalya, won the WWE Tag Team Championship from the Usos at the inaugural Fastlane pay-per-view and defended the titles on the WrestleMania 31 Kickoff Show.
These two shared tremendous chemistry, coming up with some supremely innovative double team moves. The Cesaro Swing into a Drop Kick from Kidd stood out, in particular. They became babyfaces but would soon lose the gold to the New Day, who only went on to become one of the greatest teams in WWE history. However, the "Brass Ring Club" did not last much longer, as Tyson Kidd suffered a horrific spinal injury during a dark match against Samoa Joe.
This was extremely unfortunate, as Cesaro and Kidd were gaining massive popularity and their presence would have further boosted a tag team division that was already in good shape, thanks to the New Day.