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The North-South Connection (Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch)

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Yes, I really enjoyed Adonis & Murdoch.  Refreshing change from the gimmicked teams.


Doom was another team that I though was decent but never got a lot of recognition. 

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The North-South Connection (Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch)

The High Flyers (Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell) ,😁

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Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes.  I'm not sure how long they were actually together, but they just gelled and were so good together.  When the only good thing about WCW was their tag division with Watts bringing in the Miracle-Violence Connection and the Steiners being there, etc. Windham and Rhodes were right there with those teams and were killing it.

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Windham/Rhodes is a great choice.  Great matches in the summer of ‘92.

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Agree with Windham and Rhodes.

The Enforcers Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko. Wish they had a longer run as a tag team. They were so much better than Eaton & Anderson IMO.

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Ben and Mike Sharpe

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Principal_Raditch wrote: Ben and Mike Sharpe
Other than that one match in Japan that 120% of the country supposedly watched, I know very little about them. 

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Was that the same show that had the blassie vs Rikidozan match that had people crying and hiding?

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srossi wrote: Principal_Raditch wrote: Ben and Mike Sharpe
Other than that one match in Japan that 120% of the country supposedly watched, I know very little about them. 

Out of Hamilton, Ontario.
Were mainstays in San Fran from 1950 to early 60's. Won the tag belts @ 20 times. When the JWA opened up became the top Gaijin tag team in Japan. 

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Franchise wrote: Was that the same show that had the blassie vs Rikidozan match that had people crying and hiding?
People had heart attacks during that match.  They were dropping like flies.  Show some respect for the dead!

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Principal_Raditch wrote: srossi wrote: Principal_Raditch wrote: Ben and Mike Sharpe
Other than that one match in Japan that 120% of the country supposedly watched, I know very little about them. 

Out of Hamilton, Ontario.
Were mainstays in San Fran from 1950 to early 60's. Won the tag belts @ 20 times. When the JWA opened up became the top Gaijin tag team in Japan. 

http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/old/other/sharpes.html

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The NEW LOD with Animal and Heidenreich.

...just kidding. I actually agree a ton with Arn and Zbyszko because honestly they were just as much fun to watch as the Hollywood Blonds team that gets so much press as being the best of that era. But I'm also going to say Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham should be considered - if you go back and watch their matches, they put on really good shows. And as a kid, their Texas Tornado match at MSG (or somewhere in the NY area and broadcast on the MSG network) was the coolest thing to an entire middle school class because we'd never seen a tag match with all four in the ring at the same time.

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srossi wrote: Franchise wrote: Was that the same show that had the blassie vs Rikidozan match that had people crying and hiding?
People had heart attacks during that match.  They were dropping like flies.  Show some respect for the dead!

Sorry 

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-Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch

-Dick Slater and Bob Orton Jr - easily could have been NWA Tag Champs if The Briscos were not the top heel team in the Carolinas in the last half of 1983.

-Bob Orton Jr and Don Kernodle - were good champs even though they were only together about 3 months because Orton headed to the WWF.

-Terry Gordy and Jimmy Snuka

Some will laugh when I say Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood but tons of fans of a certain age missed out on these guys together and only know Steamboat from his singles career but for those us who witnessed them they were one of the great teams ever. Ricky Steamboat was interviewed by Chris Jericho for around a hour and a half and Jericho didnt bring up Ricks team with Jay once. that's just wrong.lol

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Good choice of Gordy & Snuka.

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How much Gordy and Snuka is on tape? That sounds like and interesting pairing; Was that is Georgia?

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Franchise wrote: How much Gordy and Snuka is on tape? That sounds like and interesting pairing; Was that is Georgia?
there is stuff from Georgia in 1981. they were together about 5 or 6 months.

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Franchise wrote: How much Gordy and Snuka is on tape? That sounds like and interesting pairing; Was that is Georgia?

GCW

1982-1983 range....around there. **** (I see above that it was 1981 which makes sense) 

Snuka was not the wild islander.  He came off as a more composed badass. 

There is not a lot of them on YouTube.  I think GCW sets of TV programs would be the best bet to watch them.

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Bloom & Enos in the AWA "Hold on Mike, I'll handle this."

High Voltage in WCW- I just thought there was a chance to use these two to add some new life to WCW's stale tag division, but they missed the boat on them. Maybe with more exposure they would have sucked, but we'll never know.

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The Ultimate Sin wrote: High Voltage in WCW- I just thought there was a chance to use these two to add some new life to WCW's stale tag division, but they missed the boat on them. Maybe with more exposure they would have sucked, but we'll never know.


From the little I saw, I wasn't particularly impressed.  And they pretty much washed out of the business.  One disappeared first and left the business while the other (Robbie Rage I think) continued briefly as a singles in WCW.  Rage then tried some tours of Japan and wasn't well received and basically that was the end of his career too. 

Their claim to fame is that a young Matt Hardy sent WCW an audition tape from OMEGA where he was wrestling as High Voltage.  He never got a call, but a month later High Voltage debuted on WCW TV.  He tells that story a lot.

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They did try to do so so something with High Voltage, then Rage got injured. Kaos was picked by Rick Steiner as his part co-champion for a shirt time. Rage came back from his injury with a jealousy gimmick and they teased a feud for a number of weeks. They Rage disappeared and Kaos faded away.

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Furnas and Lafon / Kroffat; these guys blew my WWF mind when they debuted at Survivor Series 96. I of course searched out their AJPW and ECW work later but at that time I thought for sure they were the next WWF tag champs.

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Franchise wrote: Furnas and Lafon / Kroffat; these guys blew my WWF mind when they debuted at Survivor Series 96. I of course searched out their AJPW and ECW work later but at that time I thought for sure they were the next WWF tag champs.
They had some decent matches with Owen and Davey Boy in WWE, but considering the talent involved those matches never reached the level it should've.  Vince basically saw 2 bland guys and never paid them a second thought.  I can't say they ever got super over in ECW either.  But they were fantastic in AJPW.

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I think Furnas and LaFon in ECW had a bit of a WWF stink with the fans.

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For me, one of the only redeeming qualities of the death-throes WCW was Three Count. Karagis wasn't all that great but Helms and Moore could work, and the gimmick, while not anything that would get main event heat, was perfect for the time. WWF would have done something much better with those guys and that gimmick at the time.

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3 count were entertaining. they were never going to main event anywhere because they were too small but the story where Tank Abbot became a fan of theirs was hilarious.

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The Texas Hangmen in the dying days of the AWA were a good team.

I liked the Grapplers in Southwest Championship too.

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I recall Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton working as a team after The Dangerous Alliance broke up. Did that last long cause you've got two great workers in that team?

I also thought the Bluebloods could have been more than what they essentially were, a comedy team. Although Regal trying to edumicate Eaton was some funny stuff.

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BItterOldMan wrote: I recall Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton working as a team after The Dangerous Alliance broke up. Did that last long cause you've got two great workers in that team?

They had a decent little run with the gimmick being that they were the two best tag team wrestlers ever finally teaming with each other.  It probably lasted well under a year though.

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Tex Slazenger/Shanghai Pierce (Not the Godwinns, though)
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I liked the Steven Regal and Bobby Eaton team in WCW from 1995 and into 1996 a bit. The Blue Bloods gimmick was a bit corny, but at least the vignettes of Regal teaching Eaton culture and manners were amusing. For that matter the team of Steven/William Regal and David Taylor in both WCW and the WWE was good and deserved more of a chance in each.

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In reading the overrated thread I was reminded of how underrated Buddy Rose and Doug Somers were. I don't care about how they looked or how their careers went up to that point, when Verne put them together I can't imagine that he expected them to basically make the Midnight Rockers look like the best tag team in the world, but they did such a great job of it that the Rockers went to the WWF a lot faster than they probably should have had any right to go. And so many people say the same thing: That Rockers vs Rose/Somers is their favorite memory of that period of the AWA and one of the better tag feuds of the decade and it still holds up.

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Superstar wrote: In reading the overrated thread I was reminded of how underrated Buddy Rose and Doug Somers were. I don't care about how they looked or how their careers went up to that point, when Verne put them together I can't imagine that he expected them to basically make the Midnight Rockers look like the best tag team in the world, but they did such a great job of it that the Rockers went to the WWF a lot faster than they probably should have had any right to go. And so many people say the same thing: That Rockers vs Rose/Somers is their favorite memory of that period of the AWA and one of the better tag feuds of the decade and it still holds up.
This is all true, but I struggle to think of one other decent match that Rose & Somers had as a team, and I can't really think of any other good match that Somers ever had period.  So maybe these two teams just clicked when they wrestled, but I'm not sure if I'm prepared to say that Rose & Somers were underrated in any other context.

In fact, maybe this is a good topic: wrestlers who only seemed awesome against one other guy/team.  Like Makhan Singh (Norman the Lunatic), for example, who was magic when wrestling Owen Hart in Stampede but could barely get into the ring at any other time.

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This AWA push in 1986 was the highlight of Doug Somers' career by a longshot. He was a career prelim guy and TV jobber before then, which was a big part of why people were outraged when he and Rose got the belts, let alone how. As out of shape as Rose was, he'd been a big star elsewhere rather recently. Somers had no charisma at all and was a bad interview with the gravelly voice of someone who'd smoked three packs per day for 20 years while washing it down with whiskey. He was unpushable in any promotion that could do better. That said, although I can't recall any good Doug Somers TV squashes, as opposed to say Mike Jackson or George South, he did rise to the occasion when it counted because he was a decent enough fundamental wrestler who knew what to do in that feud with Shawn and Marty.

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The Quebecers. An actual proper tag team, in that they had loads of double team moves, many of which hadn't been seen in the WWF for a while, or perhaps ever. And both were pretty decent as singles wrestlers too.

Had a brief period in WCW with the stupid name Amazing French Canadians. Worked the same way as when they were not the mounties.

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The Conquistadors- decked out in all gold, they gave some good arena matches to the Stallions, Harts and Rougeaus. I liked their gimmick of the switching (better than the Killer Bees). Mostly jobbers on the weekly Challenge TV shows, but I liked them anyway.

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I only enjoyed the Bees switch a roo gimmick in 6 man tags when it clearly wasn’t Blair or Brunzel

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Franchise wrote: I only enjoyed the Bees switch a roo gimmick in 6 man tags when it clearly wasn’t Blair or Brunzel
Like when it was Koko? 

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Yeah that was funny; like really ref Koko is like maybe 5’ and wearing long pants. The bees were easily 6’ wearing shorts and Nike’s.

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Franchise wrote:Yeah that was funny; like really ref Koko is like maybe 5’ and wearing long pants. The bees were easily 6’ wearing shorts and Nike’s.
Yup, that was the big difference between them. 

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srossi wrote: Franchise wrote:Yeah that was funny; like really ref Koko is like maybe 5’ and wearing long pants. The bees were easily 6’ wearing shorts and Nike’s.
Yup, that was the big difference between them. 


If my memory serves me, Mr. Ware was an African-American gentleman, while said "Killer Bees" were Caucasian. I can't imagine this subterfuge would have fooled even the most myopic arbiter.

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Kriss wrote: srossi wrote: Franchise wrote:Yeah that was funny; like really ref Koko is like maybe 5’ and wearing long pants. The bees were easily 6’ wearing shorts and Nike’s.
Yup, that was the big difference between them. 


If my memory serves me, Mr. Ware was an African-American gentleman, while said "Killer Bees" were Caucasian. I can't imagine this subterfuge would have fooled even the most myopic arbiter.

I don’t see race. Maybe racists like you do, but I’m not even sure what you’re referring to. Everyone looks the same shade of God’s glory to me.  

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Koko didn’t wear Nike’s!!!!!



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