Add it to the trophy case. Tag teams have an interesting place in wrestling history, as it has been big in just about every promotion outside of WWE. Other promotions have emphasized it more over the years and as a result, WWE teams may not be as recognized as some others. That was the case again this year as another promotion has won a prestigious honor.
Pro Wrestling Illustrated has announced that the Young Bucks have topped the PWI Tag Team 50 list. This is the second year that the list has been released and the second year in a row that an AEW team has been on top, following FTR last year. The Young Bucks were also on last year’s list at #11. The only WWE team in the top five was the Usos, who came in at #4 and were unranked last year due to Jimmy Uso’s knee injury. Here is the top 5:
1. The Young Bucks
2. Lucha Bros
3. Dangerous Tekkers
4. The Usos
5. ALK (Giulia & Syuri)
Congratulations to Matt & Nick Jackson, The Young Bucks, for ranking #1 in the second annual PWI #TagTeam50! To see who else made the cut, grab the digital edition or preorder the print magazine from https://t.co/ylNeV87zar pic.twitter.com/3QCzjBkf52
— PWI (Pro Wrestling Illustrated) (@OfficialPWI) December 2, 2021
The Bucks did earn it. Check out some of their efforts this year:
Opinion: This is one of those decisions that is going to have people talking about it one way or another and that is understandable. The Bucks are about as controversial of a team as you can find, but they certainly get people talking, and that is one of the best parts about this kind of a list. I’m not sure if anyone was flat out higher than they are and that might be enough to push them over the line for this one.
What do you think of the Bucks? Who do you have at #1? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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