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2000 R.S.P-W Awards

Worst Tag Team

Worst Tag Team                          

Award Description:

To be given to the name tag team who were the worst overall wrestlers in the
past year. Minimal technical ability, lousy interviews, non-existent
workrate, the charisma of a rock, and lousy team moves should describe this

Previous Winners:

  1990: Rhythm & Blues: Greg Valentine & Honky Tonk Man
  1991: The Patriots: Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip
  1992: Bushwhackers: Luke Williams & Butch Miller
  1993: The Colossal Kongs: Awesome Kong & King Kong
  1994: Bushwhackers: Luke Williams & Butch Miller
  1995: Tekno Team 2000: Travis & Troy
  1996: Godwinns: Henry O. & Phineas I.
  1997: Godwinns: Henry O. & Phineas I.
  1998: Diamond Dallas Page & Jay Leno
  1999: Ministry of Darkness: Mideon & Viscera

**2000**: Harris Brothers: Big Ron & Heavy D

541 first place votes
525 second place votes
516 third place votes

 57 72 46  593   Harris Brothers (Boyz) - Big Ron & Heavy D (Ron & Don / Creative Control - Patrick & Gerald)
 52 39 40  457   D-Generation X - Road Dogg & X-Pac
 45 41 47  442   Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan
 55 33 32  438   Kronik - Brian Adams & Bryan Clark
 44 33 33  385   Perfect Event - Perfectshawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo
 37 38 35  369   Mideon & Viscera
 42 23 22  323   Right to Censor - Steven Richards & Bull Buchanan & Goodfather & Val Venis
 30 35 32  319   Harlem Heat - Stevie Ray & Big T & Cash
 18 27 17  205   Big Boss Man & Prince Albert
 16 15 22  169   Too Cool - Grand Master Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty
 13 11 15  128   Mean Street Posse - Rodney & Pete Gas
 10 11 15  113   New Age Outlaws - Road Dogg & Mr. Ass
  7 19 10  112   Lo Down - D'Lo Brown & Chaz
  9 11 15  108   T&A - Test & Albert
 10  9  7   91   Varsity Club - Mike Rotunda & Rick Steiner & Kevin Sullivan
  9  7  7   80   Misfits in Action - General Rection & Major Stash & Lieutenant Loco & Sergeant A-Wall & Corporal Cajun
  9  1 12   72   Mark Jindrak & Sean O'Haire
  7  4  9   65   Baldies - Angel & DeVito & Grimes
  2  7 10   51   Vampiro & Jerry Only
  1  7 10   46   Vampiro & Oklahoma
  5  6  1   45   Boogie Knights - Disqo & Alex Wright
  2  6  6   40   Filthy Animals - Rey Mysterio Jr. & Juventud Guerrera & Konnan & Tygress (& Eddie Guerrero) (& Disqo) (& Billy Kidman)
  2  5  6   37   Screamin' Norman Smiley & Demon
  4  4  2   36   Dudley Boyz - Buh Buh Ray & D-Von
  2  4  6   34   Outsiders - Scott Hall & Kevin Nash
  6  1  0   33   Hardy Boyz - Matt & Jeff
  4  3  1   31   Los Fabulosos - Silver King & El Dandy
  3  2  2   25   3 Count - Evan Karagias & Shane Helms & Shannon Moore
  3  1  3   24   2XS - Lane and Idol (Rave) (Team XS / Standards & Practices)
  2  2  3   22   Acolytes - Faarooq & Bradshaw
  2  1  3   19   PG-13 - JC Ice & Wolfie D
  0  4  3   18   Tazz & Raven
  1  2  3   17   Insane Clown Posse - Violent J & Shaggy 2 Dope
  1  1  2   12   Masahiro Chono & Super J
  1  1  2   12   Godfather & D'Lo Brown
  2  0  0   10   Raven & Tommy Dreamer
  1  1  1   10   Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco
  1  1  0    8   David Arquette & Diamond Dallas Page
  0  2  1    8   Full Blooded Italians - Guido Maritato & Tony Mamaluke
  1  0  1    7   Team Package - Total Package & Ric Flair
  1  0  1    7   Mamalukes - Big Vito & Johnny the Bull
  1  0  1    7   Eddie Guerrero & Chyna
  1  0  0    5   Mae Young & Kat
  1  0  0    5   Fabulous Moolah & Mae Young
  1  0  0    5   Balls Mahoney & Chilly Willy
  0  1  1    5   Shane Douglas & Buff Bagwell
  0  1  1    5   Rock & Sock Connection - Rock & Mankind
  0  1  1    5   Los Conquistadors - 1 & 2
  0  1  0    3   West Side NGZ - Chronic & Big Rott & Dollaz
  0  1  0    3   Steve Williams & Oklahoma
  0  1  0    3   Shane Douglas & Torrie Wilson
  0  1  0    3   Perry Saturn & Dean Malenko
  0  1  0    3   Nova & Chris Chetti
  0  1  0    3   New Dangerous Alliance - C.W. Anderson & Bill Wiles
  0  1  0    3   Jung Dragons - Kaz & Yang & Jamie-san
  0  1  0    3   Fabulous Moolah & Terri
  0  1  0    3   D'Lo Brown & Godfather
  0  1  0    3   Crusher Maedomari & Morimatsu
  0  0  1    2   Undertaker & Kane
  0  0  1    2   Team 2000 (?)
  0  0  1    2   Shane Douglas & Wall
  0  0  1    2   Road Dogg & Chyna
  0  0  1    2   Network (?)
  0  0  1    2   Mideon & Gangrel
  0  0  1    2   Kane & Undertaker
  0  0  1    2   Head Bangers - Mosh & Thrasher
  0  0  1    2   Evan Karagias & Jaime Knoble
  0  0  1    2   Edge & Christian
  0  0  1    2   Disciples of Synn - Slash & Damien
  0  0  1    2   Chyna & Chris Jericho
  0  0  1    2   Chyna & Billy Gunn
  0  0  1    2   Christian York & Joey Matthews
  0  0  1    2   Al Snow & Steve Blackman


 13  9  4        Road Dogg & K-Kwik (time)
  4  8  2        "Any..." votes
  2  3  5        InSiders - Kevin Nash & Diamond Dallas Page (time)
  1  0  0        "Tie" votes
  0  1  1        Duplicate votes
  0  1  0        Jumping Bomb Angels (time)
  0  0  1        Tony Schiavone & Mark Madden (not a tag team)
  0  0  1        Al Gore & Joe Lieberman (not a tag team)

HIRO: Of the three picked, two are already gone. The other is still in.
There are a lot of reason why that fed is the worst this year, this was
one of them.

CHRIS BIRD: The WWF tag scene has no shortage of talented teams: the
Hardyz, Edge and Christian, the Dudley Boyz, Too Cool, Kaientai, Lo Down,
and even TnA and the Acolytes aren't that bad. So how come the Right To
Censor has never had so much as one good tag match? Maybe it's because
Bull Buchanan has two moves, both of which involve a legdrop. Maybe it's
because Goodfather is one of the sloppiest wrestlers in the business.
Maybe it's because Steven Richards can barely do his damn superkick. Maybe
it's because Val Venis, the only semi-decent wrestler of the bunch, can't
carry a bunch of worthless slugs in a shitty gimmick designed to salve
Vince McMahon's precious ego. Nearly as bad on the "let's put lots of guys
together in the hopes they'll be like the Freebirds" scale was Harlem Heat
2000, which put together Stevie Ray, the former Ahmed Johnson, and one of
that rap guy's old bodyguards and performed about as well as you'd expect.
Damn, you'd half expect Swoll to show up while they were at it. And let's
not forget the Perfect Event, the team that was neither! Comprised of Sean
"The Fake Mr. Perfect" Stasiak and Chuck "The Fake Lex Luger" Palumbo,
they drew fake heat, fake money, and fake interest, in keeping with their
clever theme.

BRUNO PULVER: Acolytes: Faarooq & Bradshaw- a perfect example of a lame
gimmick. Vince McFuck, please give these men a chance and repackage them

MICHAEL BANKER: The team of D'Lo/Godfather wasn't listed as a choice, but
they were just awful, so I had to put them down.

ADAM FROM TORONTO: Putting Road Dogg and X-Pac together and expecting fans
to dig them is like putting Schiavone and Madden together and expecting
people to not reach for the remote.

ROBERT STRUPP: Sweep by WCW teams. Palumbo and Stasiak are awful and have
shown no signs of improvement. Harlem Heat 2000 was awful. The Harris
brother suck no matter what their name is.

CHRIS OSTER: Road Dogg sucks.  X-Pac sucks.  Together, they REALLY suck.  
Write-in vote for Tazz and Raven, and...WHOA!  I totally forgot Mideon and
Viscera were a tag team...they get a vote just on principle.

SCOTT W.: All the WCW Tag Teams apply here.  I hate them all.  I would not
say they all suck, cause some don't, but when Kroni>|, and the Harris
Bros. are there, all are shitty.  Outsiders are 3rd for pure hatred of
both members.

CHANCE50JR: They were my number 3, but I'm getting tired of Too Cool.  
They're like a modern day Public Enemy- without the tables (my apologies
if I'm ripping that off from anyone).

PETE GOODRICH: Too Lame: they may be popular...but so were a lot of other
foolish things.  Like the 1980s.

JOHN C.: I can't think of a good thing that Kronik has ever done. The team
of Bossman & Buchanan generated no heat, had no crowd interest and
inspired nobody so they are an easy choice. To me, the best day of the
year was when the New Age Outlaws split up because they were way past
their prime when they teamed up earlier this year.

ANDY P. GOSS: Mideon and Viscera probably didn't team up during the year,
but they stink that much.  I groan when Big Ron and Heavy D are on, as I
did with Harlem Heat 2K.  HH2K earns second based on sucking for the whole
year, while at least the Harrises were Creative Control, which was
moderately cool.

TATEWKIKNO:  If you replaced this category with Worst Tag Team Of All
Time, I still would have voted for Harlem Heat 2000, the Harris Boys, and
Perfect Event.  That's pretty sorry.

JONAH ROSCH: Uggghhhh... Almost hate to even remember The New Harlem Heat
2000. Only way to make it worse would be to give Clarence Mason (sorry I
don't remember his real name) a ventriloquist dummy named Blocko or
something. I mean it makes The Harris Brothers look good.

JUST JEFF: "Road Dogg" Jesse James and X-Pac get the worst tag team on my
ballot=2E I know these guys work hard despite their injuries, but they are
simply not convincing enough as an upper-card team given the fact that
their skills have deteriorated so much.  It didn't help that they were
using the DX gimmick when it was already very dated.  These two men should
have taken some time off after that dumpster match against the Dudleys on
PPV to recuperate and to repackage themselves.

GEORGE JOHNSON: People actually like the NAO?!  What?  They were once
voted tag-team of the year?  Shoot me now.

PETER HAZLETT: Cut loose Albert and let Test and Trish become Double T,

JOE GAGNE: Road Dogg and X-Pac still got a push despite being lazy and not
over.  "One of the best teams in WWF history?"  Gimme a break, J.R.  The
Harrisses are also awful and not-over wrestlers, and they actually held
the tag titles a few times!  Stasiak and Palumbo are two loads who have no
business being anywhere near any titles.

SCOTT ZUCKER: Ron and Don Harris do not deserve to be paid to wrestle.
They are horrible and unwatchable. How they've been able to keep their
jobs are beyond me. X-Pac and Road Dogg were very unmotivated as a tag
team, and it was very painful to watch them. RTC is also a weak tag team,
considering Goodfather and Buchanan are just horrible in the ring.

JEREMY SORIA: Misfits in Action, hands down, is the worst. Name changes
and all.

JEREMY DELINE: Big Bossman and Bull Buchanan were so dull they could put
anyone to sleep..'MY GOD! THEY BROKE KANE'S HAND! THE MONSTERS!' at least
now Bossman is a memory and Bull Buchanan is...damn, he's a tag team
champion, isn't he? out of the many poor WCW Tag Teams, Harlem Heat 2000
were one of the funniest things I've seen all year, and not in a good way
either: With Mr. Biggs(call him clarence mason and he'll sue you) in their
corner, they were unstoppable..THRILL to Stevie Ray's facial expressions
and lack of maneuverability!! CHILL to Cash's general uselessness!! BEHOLD
the giant swinging gut of 'Big T', the Gangsta who wears pink track
pants..the only way it could have been sadder is if 'Big T' had injured
himself or another wrestler. but the worst tag-team of the year would have
to be the god-awful duo of Raven and Tommy Dreamer. My god-watching their
two ruined carcasses shuffle around the ring attempting to wrestle was
embarassing. their off-again, on-again feud was nonsensical, and the
effort they put into their matches was a slap in the face of the viewer.

NATHAN LONEY: A year of suck... that's what these three had: Kronik,
Bossman and Buchanan, and Perfect Event.  Three horrible teams, and there
were a lot of choices out there.  Take a bow, guys!

BILL LEHECKA: Any team with the Big Bossman sucked ass.  Major league ass.

MATT SPAULDING: Just go into WCW and pick almost any tag team... David
Flair and Crowbar (who weren't even nominated), PG-13 (whose idea was it
to bring THEM back?), Harlem Heat 2000 (whose idea was it to bring AHMED
JOHNSON back?), the Varsity Club (are you KIDDING me?)

BLAZEJ SZPAKOWICZ: Did anyone like the team of Drug Dogg and X-Pox? Did
anyone care about them? Didn't think so. They admittedly wouldn't have
been anywhere near as irritating if the announcers hadn't kept putting
them over as the best tag team in the WWF despite them not being over,
having little or no workrate, and having accomplished jack shit together
as a team. But since they kept being put over as the best thing since
sliced bread, I think they've earned this award. Bossman/Buchanan and the
RTC simply suck in the conventional fashion (even if the latter are over).


TANVIR RAQUIB: Mike Rotundo is a Syracuse graduate. He's old. Rick Steiner
is a Michigan graduate. He's mean. Kevin Sullivan went to whatever college
that bitter bookers whose wives leave them for "hot young studs" go to.
All three sucked.

MIKE PLYLEY:  Because why settle for one horrible fat black guy when you
can have THREE!  Add J. Biggs, and you've got a sure formula for utter
crap in Harlem Heat 2000!

TOM CRUZ: What's even worse than bad singles wrestling? Bad tag team
wrestling. The Booker T-less version of Harlem Heast gets a vote, as do
Bull/Bossman, and Whatever Ron And Don Harris Are Calling Themselves Now.
Big piles of SUCK.

NICK RANGEL: Of all the folks to push, why Stasiak and Palumbo? Neither
can work, or talk, or even appear minutely competent.  If squash matches
hadn't fallen so out of vogue with the advent of the Monday night shows, I
suspect that's where these two might have ended up.

JEFF "FRO" WAHLMAN: How green are Perfect Event?  How bad were
Bossman/Bull?  How bad was HARLEM HEAT with Big T and Stevie Ray?  Ouch

PHIL PRZYBYLO: D-X and Kronik were my first two picks.  T & A's only
saving grace is Trish, yet, everyone always puts them at the top of the
tag team list, no matter how many bad matches they put out.

THE CUBS FAN: "No, really, we'll have a three man team with Stevie Ray as
the best worker. I can't see how this could go wrong."

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