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2001 R.S.P-W Awards

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 pair.

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

**2001**: Kronik: Brian Adams & Bryan Clarke

280 first place votes
267 second place votes
262 third place votes

 58 45 32  489   Kronik - Brian Adams & Bryan Clarke
 37 32 36  353   Totally Buff - Lex Luger & Buff Bagwell
 35 20 23  281   Big Show & Billy Gunn
 24 26 16  230   Undertaker & Kane
 17 18 23  185   Harris Brothers - Big Ron & Heavy D
 17 20 17  179   X-Factor - X-Pac & Justin Credible & Albert
 15 18 15  159   Road Dogg & K-Kwik
 13 17 21  158   Right to Censor - Goodfather & Bull Buchanan
  7 10 12   89   Rikishi & Haku
 11  9  3   88   Insane Clown Posse - Violent J & Shaggy 2 Dope
  6  1  8   49   Hardy Boyz - Matt & Jeff
  5  4  6   49   Big Show & Spike Dudley
  4  2  7   40   Insiders - Kevin Nash & Diamond Dallas Page
  5  1  4   36   Dudley Boyz - Bubba Ray & D-Von
  5  2  2   35   Boogie Knights - DISQO & Alex Wright
  3  5  2   34   Dusty & Dustin Rhodes
  2  3  4   27   Test & Booker T
  2  4  1   24   Giant Silva & Giant Singh
  1  3  5   24   APA - Faarooq & Bradshaw
  2  2  1   18   Raven & Justin Credible
  0  2  4   14   Mark Jindrak & Shawn Stasiak
  0  2  4   14   Asian Invasion - Jade & Lotus
  2  1  0   13   Beach Patrol - Sandy & Summer
  0  3  2   13   Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo
  1  1  0    8   Harley's Angels - Charlie Davidson & EZ Rider
  0  2  1    8   Scotty 2 Hotty & Albert (eligible?)
  0  2  1    8   Big Show & Tajiri
  1  0  1    7   Diamond Dallas Page & Kanyon
  1  0  1    7   Bushwhackers - Butch & Luke
  0  1  2    7   Holly Cousins - Hardcore & Crash
  0  2  0    6   Kane & Undertaker
  0  2  0    6   Buff Bagwell & Lex Luger
  1  0  0    5   T & A - Test & Albert
  1  0  0    5   Masahiro Chono & Scott Hall
  1  0  0    5   Jaime Knoble & Evan Karagias
  1  0  0    5   Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire
  1  0  0    5   Booker T & Test
  1  0  0    5   Beautiful People - (?)
  0  0  2    4   Hurricane & Lance Storm
  0  1  0    3   Ric Blade & Sick Nick Mondo
  0  1  0    3   Mark Jindrak & Sean O'Haire
  0  1  0    3   Law & Order - Nikki Law & Kristi Order
  0  1  0    3   Daughters of Darkness - Mystery & Misery
  0  1  0    3   Chuck Palubmo & Sean O'Haire
  0  1  0    3   Boom Boom the Volcano & Caliente
  0  0  1    2   Yutaka Yoshie & Manabu Nakanishi
  0  0  1    2   Road Warriors - Hawk & Animal (eligible?)
  0  0  1    2   Lo Down - D'Lo Brown & Chaz
  0  0  1    2   Kaientai - Taka Michinoku & Funaki
  0  0  1    2   Billy Gunn & Chyna


  0  1  0        Duplicated votes
  0  0  1        "Tie" votes

RYAN HALL: Kronik, Taker/Kane, Gunn/Show.  Nearly everyone in the room
fell asleep during Kronik/Taker-Kane.

EDDIE BURKETT: Haku sucked so much its a shame he dragged down Rikishi,
who could have been interesting if left to his own.  Road Dogg's act was
incredibly stale, and putting him with a too-green K-Kwikk did nothing to
help him.  Kronik, was, well, Kronik.

NATE GURNETT: I hate Taker.  I merely dislike Kane.  Brothers of NoSelling
killed the division for half the year.  Grrr.....

MPWG: I guess the WWF decided X-factor wasn't bad enough already, so they
tacked on the worst entrance music ever.

CHIP BOOTS: There's never an excuse to put ICP on my TV.

SCOTT WORDEN: Worst Tag Team.. Kronik.  I think that was backed up when
they wrestled on WWF ppv this year.  Harris Bros..  Hey, any coincidence
these guys know taker or something?

CHRIS BIRD: I'm still in disbelief that Kronik managed to screw up a sure
thing in not one but TWO wrestling companies. I think that has to be some
kind of horrible record. Undertaker and Kane, meanwhile, were just crappy
in one wrestling company, so they can't compete with the misspelled name

SEAN FLYNN: Hey look, Undertaker appears again on my ballot!  I hate
Undertaker and Kane.  I think the single most defining moment of the year
in terms of opportunities missed was when the Hardys stepped aside so the
Fat Boyz could come waddling down the ramp to scare off HHH/Austin.  
Kronik would have been above even them had they been on tv more, but they
had the decency to not appear much.  DDP and Nash get a vote just because
I miss voting for Nash as worst "fill in the blank"

KEVIN WONG: You know, as much as I liked WOW, I really can't stand that
fact that McLane created such blatant stereotypes for women.  Asian
Invasion was pretty much the worst stereotype there.  Oh, and Lotus was
better on Blind Date than in the ring.  'Nuff said.  Oh yeah, and Totally
Buff and the Harris Twins were 1 and 2, because they were just THAT BAD.

GREG SAKAKI: I'll try to remember the recently-created teams of Palumbo &
Billy Gunn and Albert & Scotty 2 Hotty for the 2002 awards.

DONNY L: Taker/Kane, Kronik, Harris brothers all brutal

SIMON GRIER: An absolute plethora of awful tag teams, as usual, but none
worse than Gunn and Chyna, the tw worst workers in the fed. Totally Buff
were selfish jerks and deserved to end their careers jobbing to Palumbo
and O'Haire in half a minute of whatever it was. The Harrises probably
tried hard but are so untalented its hard to tell.

JOHN C.: When Totally Buff refused to do a clean job to O'Haire and
Palumbo at Greed they showed how classless they really are. Gunn & Show
were horrible as were Kronik.

SCOTT CHRIST: I am so, so sick of the Hardy Boyz. Whether or not they're
really worst, I don't care.

JOE GENTILE: REAL rappers could not get over in wrestling in 2000. Why
would ANYONE think Road Dogg and K-Kwik would? 2nd: Yo, you're dealin'
with the X-Factor! *cricket* *cricket* *cricket* 3rd: Haku and Rikishi:
Yes, Rikishi, I guess you samoans DO stick together... off my TV Screen.

BLAZEJ SZPAKOWICZ: Kronic, obviously. When Undertaker and Kane are easily
the better team in a match, you *know* something is wrong. Kronic
definitely deserved to join Buff Bagwell on the dole queue. X-Factor, or,
if you prefer, The New New New Age Outlaws get second. Unfortunately, the
more "New"s there are, the worse the actual team seems to get... And any
team with X-Pox and Justin Tolerable in it is gonna haveta suck. I don't
mind Albert too much, but X-Factor just fell completely flat, and
deservedly so. UT and Kane get third. After all, this is the Undertaker
we're talking about...

YNAE316: Boogie Knights - DISQO & Alex Wright:  They were the champs???
Daughters of Darkness - Mystery & Misery:  What the hell were they? Road
Dogg & K-Kwik:  Loved it when Christian buried their gimmick in a promo...

JEREMY SORIA: As much as Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell make my heart race, it
doesn't help matters any when they think they're the best in the world and
somehow they're entitled to act like brats in the ring.

SHANE SPEAR: Re-uniting the Boogie Knights was just stupid.  They were
terrible years ago when they did it for the first time!  (Tokyo Magnum
saved the segments by the way.)  Why was Disqo on my TV anyway?  Moving
on, Kronik ended up being a sad, pathetic clone of the Acolytes.  Then,
they had to top this by appearing in the WWF for about two weeks.  Wow!  
What a team!  Finally, we have Rikishi and Haku, the Islanders 2001.  
RIkishi would be over-rated on his own, but nobody really likes him
anyway.  I can't believe somebody thought it would be cool to bring in
Haku to team with him.  Terrible, Terrible decisions!

THE CUBS FAN: I hope the Harris Brothers are just really nice dudes
whoever likes and really wants to see them get over because gosh darn it
they deserve for it being so nice and personable. Otherwise, I don't get
it. If you want to add on all the non-ring stuff (or the stuff in the ring
they were supposed to be doing) to the ring stuff, I could see Totally
Buff passing them.

General Comments
Best Wrestler
Best Tag Team
Best Heel
Best Babyface
Best Worker
Best Jobber
Best Jobber to the Stars
Best Flyer
Best Technical
Best Brawler
Most Favourite
Most Improved
Most Overrated
Best Gimmick
Best Move
Best Match
Best Feud
Worst Wrestler
Worst Tag Team
Worst Heel
Worst Babyface
Worst Worker
Least Favourite
Most Deteriorated
Most Underrated
Worst Gimmick
Worst Move
Worst Match
Worst Feud
Most Disappointing News item
Most Obnoxious
Best Second
Best Announcer
Best Colour
Best Interviewee
Best Angle
Best Organization
Best TV Show
Best Major Show
Best Promotional Move
Worst Second
Worst Announcer
Worst Colour
Worst Interviewee
Worst Angle
Worst Organization
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Worst Promotional Move
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