As a fan of pro wrestling I often hear the topic who the greatest wrestler of all-time? That’s certainly an interesting conversation but I’ve always been a bigger fan of a good tag team division.
To me the bigger argument is who is the greatest tag team of all-time. The answer to that question is Edge & Christian.
I know that is blasphemous to a lot of “old school” wrestling fans. Edge & Christian are still wrestling to this day so how can they possibly be better than the old retired wrestlers that wrestled in the 80’s and earlier?
It’s true though, Edge & Christian are the greatest tag team of all time and before you ask, yes I have seen Midnight Express, the Road Warriors, Hart Foundation the Fabulous Freebirds and so on. So why do I think Edge & Christian are the greatest tag team of all-time. Well, I’m not going to tell you.
Just kidding. Of course I’m going to tell you, otherwise I wouldn’t have written this article. Let’s start off with the most important aspect, wrestling ability. Edge & Christian clearly have a ton of wrestling talent.
If you ask fans to name the best wrestling matches of all-time the one match that will probably come from their era will be the TLC matches that Edge & Christian were a part of. Not only could Edge & Christian wrestle great as a tag team but when they were called upon to wrestle singles matches they were every bit as good.
Edge & Christian were also a lot better on the microphone than a lot of other tag teams. Sure there are some that are really entertaining on the microphone like the Road Warriors but Edge & Christian were in the WWE at the same time as the Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin and on some nights Edge & Christian were more entertaining. If any of the other great tag teams were on the same show as the Rock or Steve Austin they would be completely dwarfed when it comes to their talking skills.
Another valuable quality that Edge & Christian have is that they can be faces or heels. Most people, a lot of the great tag teams included, are only good at being the face or the heel, not both. But Edge & Christian came into the WWE as very popular faces. They were the fan favorites in the tag team division to begin with. Then Edge & Christian turned heel, nobody thought it would work, but it turned out they were even better heels than faces.
Finally Edge & Christian are the greatest tag team because individually they are better than anybody else. If the Midnight Express split up how good would they be individually? If Demolition broke up how would they do individually? About as good as Crush and the Repo Man.
Edge & Christian proved that even though they were a great tag team they were both individually more talented than any other tag team. After breaking up Edge & Christian went on to become World Heavyweight Champion in their respective federations. At one point in time Edge was the WWE World Heavyweight Champion while Christian simultaneously was the World Heavyweight Champion in TNA.