Thursday, March 17, 2016

The 2016 TWB Tag Team Tournament Turmoil: 2010s Region Round One

The Bucks superkick EVERYONE but will they superkick the field?
Photo Credit; Devin Chen
The final first round bracket happens today, and the tournament will head into the present. First though, I will recap the 2000s Region winners in the blockquote:
Dudley Boys, BJ Whitmer and Jimmy Jacobs, Edge and Christian, Motor City Machine Guns, SteenErico, Second City Saints, Hardy Boys, The World's Greatest Tag Team
Twenty-four winners are up; who will the last eight be? YOU DECIDE below.

No. 1 Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson)
Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions, four-time and current Pro Wrestling Guerrilla Tag Team Champions, Chikara Campeones de Parejas, four-time IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Dragon Gate USA Open the United Gate Champions, 2011 and 2013 TWB Bloggie Award Winners for Best Tag Team, just a couple of real humble guys

vs. No. 16 War Machine (Hanson and Ray Rowe)
Current ROH Tag Team Champions, most beard per square inch combined in wrestling history

No. 8 The Shield (Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns)
WWE World Tag Team Champions, breakup still a source of consternation among fans all over the world

vs. No. 9 Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero)
ROH Tag Team Champions, two-time IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, still teasing breakups even in retirement

No. 4 reDRagon (Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish)
Three-time ROH Tag Team Champions, two-time IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, best team formed out of spite in history

vs. No. 13 New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston)
Two-time current WWE World Tag Team Champions, definitely not booty

No. 5 American Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie "Eddie Edwards" Edwards)
Two-time ROH Tag Team Champions, five-time TNA Tag Team Champions, have nearly sold five total moves in their tag tenure (all by Edwards)

vs. No. 12 Osirian Portal (Ophidian and Amasis)
Chikara Campeones de Parejas, the most accurate depiction of Egyptians in wrestling history

No. 2 The Addiction/Fortune/Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian)
ROH Tag Team Champions, two-time TNA Tag Team Champions, part-time appletini sommeliers

vs. No. 15 Killer Elite Squad (Lance Hoyt and Davey Boy Smith, Jr.)
IWGP Tag Team Champions, current GHC Tag Team Champions, two-time National Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Champions, may still want to mangle Brandon Stroud

No. 7 Kings of Wrestling (Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero)
Chikara Campeones de Parejas, 2006 Chikara Tag World Grand Prix winners, two-time ROH Tag Team Champions, PWG Tag Team Champions, two-time Combat Zone Wrestling Tag Team Champions, very sad they weren't able to replicate that success in WWE

vs. No. 10 Devastation Corporation (Max Smashmaster and Blaster McMassive)
Chikara Campeones de Parejas, 2014 Chikara King of Trios winners (With Flex Rumblecrunch), have a shrine with Sidney Bakabella's hairpiece in their van

No. 3 The Usos (Jimmy and Jey)
Two-time WWE World Tag Team Champions, want to know the exchange rate on Samoan superkicks to American ones

vs. No. 14 Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield and Mr. Touchdown)
Chikara Campeones de Parejas, 2014 Wrestling Is Fun! Tag World Grand Prix winners, currently mad at Oz each other

No. 6 Beer Money, Inc. (Bobby Roode and James Storm)
Five-time and current TNA Tag Team Champions, could be doing this in NXT but James Storm was playin'

vs. No. 11 Them Fightin' Rhodes Boys (Cody and Goldust)
Two-time WWE World Tag Team Champions, still sad that they lost their papa

Get the vote out and complete the first round. DO IT!