Tag Team Totals: The Most Decorated Tag Champs of All Time

This past Sunday, Smackdown Live announcers Tom Phillips, JBL and Byron Saxton made reference to The Usos entering rare company by becoming four time Tag Team Champions in the WWE, naming a handful of iconic tag teams that have accomplished that feat. But how well does that rank against the most universally decorated World Tag Team Champions of the industry? While they still join an elite class of talent, they’re much further down the list that it would appear if you thought they were somewhere near the top.

Here’s a look at the 30 most decorated Tag Teams in all of professional wrestling in comparison to The Usos four WWE Tag Team title reigns.

NOTE: Only World Tag Team Championships are considered for this comparative study, so territorial tag titles or smaller regional independent tag titles are not considered

1. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D’Von Dudley), 23

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9x WWE, 8x ECW, 3x Impact, 2x IWGP, 1x WCW

*2. The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), 15

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6x IWGP Jr, 4x PWG, 3x ROH, 1x CHIKARA, DragonGate x1

3. The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner), 11

7x NWA/WCW, 2x IWGP, 2x WWE

*3. The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff Hardy), 11

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7x WWE, 2x Impact, 1x ROH, 1x WCW

5. Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray), 10

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10x WCW

*6. The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe), 8

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7x ROH, 1x IWGP

7. American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards), 7

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5x Impact, 2x ROH

7. Edge & Christian, 7

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7x WWE

7. Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Gene & Ole Anderson), 7

7x NWA

7. Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima), 7

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7x IWGP

7. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams, 7

5x All-Japan, 1x WCW, 1x NWA

12. America’s Most Wanted (“Wildcat” Chris Harris & “Cowboy” James Storm), 6

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6x Impact

12. Holy Demon Army (Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue), 6

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6x All-Japan

*12. Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.), 6

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2x IWGP, 2x GHC, 2x NWA

12. Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli), 6

2x ROH, 2x CZW, 1x PWG, 1x CHIKARA

12. Public Enemy (Rocco Roc & Johnny Grunge), 6

4x ECW, 1x WCW, 1x NWA

17. Beer Money (Bobby Roode & “Cowboy” James Storm), 5

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5x Impact

17. Cho-Ten (Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan), 5

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5x IWGP

17. The Crusher & Dick The Bruiser, 5

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5x AWA

17. Gorin Konbi (Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu), 5

5x All-Japan

17. New Age Outlaws (“Bad Ass” Billy Gunn & “Road Dogg” Jesse James), 5

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5x WWE

17. The Outsiders (Kevin Nash & Scott Hall), 5

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5x WCW

*17. reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish), 5

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3x ROH, 2x IWGP Jr

17. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood, 5

5x NWA

17. The Road Warriors (Road Warrior Hawk & Road Warrior Animal), 5

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2x WWE, 1x AWA, 1x All-Japan, 1x NWA

*26. The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian), 4

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2x ROH, 2x Impact

26. Apollo 55 (Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt), 4

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4x IWGP Jr

*26. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, 4

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3x IWGP, 1x WWE

26. Gedo & Jado, 4

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4x IWGP Jr

26. Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero & Trent Beretta), 4

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4x IWGP Jr

26. World’s Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas), 4

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2x WWE, 2x ROH

So, yes. The Usos are in pretty good company. They’re tied in 26th place with some esteemed colleagues, and behind some absolute legends. Who knows? By the time their career ends, they may move a little bit higher on the list.

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