To be a tag team, you need to find someone you can trust. There’s a reason why many legendary tag teams involve pairs of best friends, brothers, or other family members, who knew and trusted each other implicitly. But sometimes, tag teams are formed from two wrestlers who don’t have anything better to do, or who unite against a common enemy, or simply need someone to watch their back. In the case of these teams, there is often friction between the members, who may have diametrically different personas, attitudes, and styles. As a result, these “odd couple” tag teams rarely last for very long, and many of them don’t end up finding much success, due to a lack of chemistry. However, sometimes opposites attract, creating a team that is stronger than the sum of its parts, and when that happens, you can get some of the most memorable tag teams in wrestling history.
10. The Miz and John Morrison
When Miz and Morrison began teaming up, it was seen more as a pairing of convenience, as the two ECW Superstars came together due to their hatred of ECW Champion CM Punk, combining their power in an ultimately futile attempt to dethrone the champion. It was considered an incredibly unlikely and almost certainly unstable team, due to both men having massive egos and brash personalities, but Morrison’s more laid-back demeanor meshed well with Miz’s over-the-top Hollywood persona, and in the ring, the two worked better than many established tag teams. The two managed to stay together long enough to win both the WWE and World Tag Team Titles (despite initially being limited to the ECW brand, while the titles were normally exclusive to Smackdown and Raw, respectively), and earned a Slammy Award for Tag Team of the Year in 2008. During their run, they also created the critically acclaimed “Dirt Sheet”, a surprisingly entertaining web-based show where the duo basically mocked everyone and everything in WWE for not being quite as good as them. Alas, all good things must come to an end, as the two were first split up by the annual WWE Draft, then by Miz attacking Morrison, leading to a months-long war between the two former partners.