WWF Tag Team Analysis (1970 - 2011)

I've been curious whether the number of televised tag matches on WWE television has risen, fallen or stayed roughly the same over the past 30 years. So, I took a surface-level stab (not perfect, but generously detailed) to look at some numbers. As always, my source data was the latest results available from the excellent History of WWE site.

1980: 1929 total matches / 459 tv matches (12.8% tag % / 15.7% tv tag %)
1981: 1461 total matches / 515 tv matches (16.9% tag % / 17.3% tv tag %)
1982: 1871 total matches / 799 tv matches (15.4% tag % / 16.5% tv tag %)
1983: 2102 total matches / 818 tv matches (14.4% tag % / 16% tv tag %)
1984: 3903 total matches / 1102 tv matches (13.6% tag % / 16.9% tv tag %)
1985: 4207 total matches / 1201 tv matches (20.2% tag % / 29.7% tv tag %)
1986: 3860 total matches / 1169 tv matches (23.2% tag % / 37% tv tag %)
1987: 4343 total matches / 1287 tv matches (24.2% tag % / 29.4% tv tag %)
1988: 4027 total matches / 1468 tv matches (22% tag % / 24.2% tv tag %)
1989: 3756 total matches / 1266 tv matches (18.6% tag % / 23.6% tv tag %)
1990: 4100 total matches / 1256 tv matches (20% tag % / 24.1% tv tag %)
1991: 3688 total matches / 1310 tv matches (20.3% tag % / 20.9% tv tag %)
1992: 3462 total matches / 1287 tv matches (21.1% tag % / 21.9% tv tag %)
1993: 3201 total matches / 1320 tv matches (19.6% tag % / 20.7% tv tag %)
1994: 2725 total matches / 1201 tv matches (17.8% tag % / 19.7% tv tag %)
1995: 2269 total matches / 952 tv matches (19.1% tag % / 21.3% tv tag %)
1996: 1967 total matches / 729 tv matches (19.9% tag % / 18.4% tv tag %)
1997: 1972 total matches / 746 tv matches (27.6% tag % / 29.6% tv tag %)
1998: 2146 total matches / 931 tv matches (32.2% tag % / 31.3% tv tag %)
1999: 2310 total matches / 1096 tv matches (29.6% tag % / 28% tv tag %)
2000: 2344 total matches / 1396 tv matches (35.5% tag % / 35% tv tag %)
2001: 2320 total matches / 1212 tv matches (28.3% tag % / 30% tv tag %)
2002: 3281 total matches / 1239 tv matches (24.6% tag % / 21.9% tv tag %)
2003: 2916 total matches / 1253 tv matches (30.5% tag % / 26.7% tv tag %)
2004: 2850 total matches / 1091 tv matches (24.2% tag % / 23.5% tv tag %)
2005: 2612 total matches / 1121 tv matches (23.1% tag % / 21.4% tv tag %)
2006: 2903 total matches / 1075 tv matches (22.6% tag % / 21.8% tv tag %)
2007: 2577 total matches / 1048 tv matches (25% tag % / 24.1% tv tag %)
2008: 2638 total matches / 1100 tv matches (23.9% tag % / 23.7% tv tag %)
2009: 2543 total matches / 1026 tv matches (22% tag % / 23.1% tv tag %)
2010: 2509 total matches / 1004 tv matches (24% tag % / 25.6% tv tag %)
Grand Total: 89455 total matches / 33730 tv matches (22.2% tag % / 24.4% tv tag %)

1986 WWF peak TV tag wrestling? A lot of tag matches on Prime Time Wrestling for one thing.

I left battle royals, women's swimsuit contest, segments like Masterlock challenges and the like out of the match totals. I didn't include all of the "included" lines from the results which would especially increase the number of total matches for the 1980s. Handicap and gauntlet matches don't really distort the total very much at all. Televised can mean a lot of things - anything from Wrestling Challenge, Saturday Night's Main Event, Heat, Velocity, Maple Leaf wrestling, Superstars, NXT and much more. I tried to keep it to WWF events, but some joint ventures (like WWF/SWS) were included in the total.

Now, if you want to limit to "major" TV shows - let's look at just RAW/Smackdown!/PPV:

1993: 276 major matches (20.3% tag matches)
1994: 294 major matches (15.6% tag matches)
1995: 310 major matches (21.0% tag matches)
1996: 311 major matches (17.0% tag matches)
1997: 372 major matches (27.2% tag matches)
1998: 465 major matches (29.7% tag matches)
1999: 499 major matches (27.1% tag matches)
2000: 516 major matches (38.6% tag matches)
2001: 458 major matches (31.7% tag matches)
2002: 454 major matches (26.2% tag matches)
2003: 416 major matches (33.4% tag matches)
2004: 337 major matches (24.3% tag matches)
2005: 352 major matches (18.5% tag matches)
2006: 405 major matches (21.0% tag matches)
2007: 377 major matches (25.7% tag matches)
2008: 413 major matches (25.7% tag matches)
2009: 400 major matches (25.8% tag matches)
2010: 389 major matches (26.2% tag matches)
2011: 95 major matches (27.4% tag matches)

The 2007-2010 trend is pretty stunning how flat it is! I was looking at the last five years in WWE when I stumbled upon that fact.

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1970
Mongols (Geeto Mongol & Nikolai Volkoff): 95 matches (43-12-12 and 28 other matches) = 78% win
Gorilla Monsoon & Victor Rivera: 25 matches (7-5-2 and 11 other matches) = 58% win

1971
Luke Graham & Tarzan Tyler: 42 matches (6-17-8 and 11 other matches) = 26% win
Juan Sebastian & Pedro Godoy: 30 matches (15-6-2 and 7 other matches) = 71% win

1972
Mr Fuji & Prof Toru Tanaka: 50 matches (16-15-11 and 8 other matches) = 52% win
Chief Jay Strongbow & Sonny King: 34 matches (18-4-6 and 6 other matches) = 82% win
Juan Sebastian & Pedro Godoy: 25 matches (6-14-2 and 3 other matches) = 30% win

1973
Mr Fuji & Prof Toru Tanaka: 47 matches (7-18-6 and 16 other matches) = 28% win

1974
Valiant Bros (Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant): 65 matches (18-14-10 and 23 other matches) = 56% win
Dean Ho & Tony Garea: 54 matches (21-9-3 and 21 other matches) = 70% win

1975
Valiant Bros (Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant): 65 matches (8-21-6 and 30 other matches) = 28% win
Blackjacks (Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan): 58 matches (22-8-4 and 24 other matches) = 73% win
Dean Ho & Tony Garea: 55 matches (15-10-3 and 27 other matches) = 60% win
Louis Cerdan & Tony Parisi: 31 matches (14-0-1 and 16 other matches) = 100% win
Dominic DeNucci & Pat Barrett: 29 matches (10-7-2 and 10 other matches) = 59% win

1976
The Executioners (Big John Studd & Killer Kowalski): 93 matches (23-23-3 and 44 other matches) = 50% win
Billy White Wolf & Chief Jay Strongbow: 61 matches (17-3-5 and 36 other matches) = 85% win
Louis Cerdan & Tony Parisi: 47 matches (18-7-3 and 19 other matches) = 72% win

1977
Larry Zbyszko & Tony Garea: 71 matches (44-8-7 and 12 other matches) = 85% win
Mr Fuji & Prof Toru Tanaka: 64 matches (33-5-6 and 20 other matches) = 87% win
Billy White Wolf & Chief Jay Strongbow: 56 matches (29-5-4 and 18 other matches) = 85% win
The Executioners (Big John Studd & Killer Kowalski): 45 matches (5-28-3 and 9 other matches) = 15% win

1978
Yukon Lumberjacks (Scott Irwin & Zarinoff Lebeouf): 157 matches (86-36-12 and 23 other matches) = 70% win
Dino Bravo & Dominic DeNucci: 76 matches (52-6-9 and 9 other matches) = 90% win
Larry Zbyszko & Tony Garea: 72 matches (43-10-8 and 11 other matches) = 81% win
Chief Jay Strongbow & Peter Maivia: 52 matches (27-14-3 and 8 other matches) = 66% win
Mr Fuji & Prof Toru Tanaka: 34 matches (17-12-2 and 3 other matches) = 59% win

1979
Valiant Bros (Jerry Valiant & Johnny Valiant): 137 matches (65-41-13 and 18 other matches) = 61% win
Valiant Bros (Jerry Valiant & Jimmy Valiant): 69 matches (26-28-3 and 12 other matches) = 48% win
Valiant Bros (Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant): 57 matches (27-20-2 and 8 other matches) = 57% win
Larry Zbyszko & Tony Garea: 60 matches (31-16-9 and 4 other matches) = 66% win
Ivan Putski & Tito Santana: 33 matches (31-1-0 and 1 other matches) = 97% win
1980
The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika): 181 matches (117-35-7 and 22 other matches) = 77% win
The Moondogs (Larry Latham & Randy Colley): 27 matches (23-1-0 and 3 other matches) = 96% win
Dominic DeNucci & Rene Goulet: 27 matches (8-18-0 and 1 other matches) = 31% win
Ivan Putski & Tito Santana: 25 matches (9-14-2) = 39% win

1981
Rick Martel & Tony Garea: 181 matches (134-12-4 and 31 other matches) = 92% win
Larry Latham & Randy Colley: 146 matches (57-52-4 and 33 other matches) = 52% win
Masa Saito & Mr Fuji: 69 matches (37-17-1 and 14 other matches) = 69% win
Capt Lou Albano & Randy Colley: 46 matches (5-34-0 and 7 other matches) = 13% win
Farmer Jerome & The Carolina Kid: 30 matches (26-1-0 and 3 other matches) = 96% win
Kid Chocolate & Sky Low Low: 28 matches (1-24-0 and 3 other matches) = 4% win
Dominic DeNucci & SD Jones: 28 matches (9-10-1 and 8 other matches) = 47% win
Capt Lou Albano & Larry Latham: 27 matches (3-18-0 and 6 other matches) = 14% win

1982
Masa Saito & Mr Fuji: 200 matches (67-112-5 and 16 other matches) = 37% win
Chief Jay Strongbow & Jules Strongbow: 134 matches (125-4-2 and 3 other matches) = 97% win
Rick Martel & Tony Garea: 51 matches (25-14-2 and 10 other matches) = 64% win
Rick McGraw & Steve Travis: 44 matches (27-13-2 and 2 other matches) = 68% win
Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura: 31 matches (15-6-3 and 7 other matches) = 71% win
Johnny Rodz & Jose Estrada Sr: 31 matches (3-26-1 and 1 other matches) = 10% win

1983
Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika): 160 matches (70-61-8 and 21 other matches) = 53% win
The Invaders (Jose Gonzalez & Roberto Soto): 96 matches (79-5-3 and 9 other matches) = 94% win
Chief Jay Strongbow & Jules Strongbow: 51 matches (30-7-6 and 8 other matches) = 81% win
Wild Samoans (Samu & Sika): 45 matches (22-18-0 and 5 other matches) = 55% win
Wild Samoans (Afa & Samu): 43 matches (23-14-0 and 6 other matches) = 62% win
Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas: 32 matches (28-3-0 and 1 other matches) = 90% win
Eddie Gilbert & Tony Garea: 31 matches (19-8-1 and 3 other matches) = 70% win

1984
Wild Samoan (Afa & Sika): 125 matches (50-57-8 and 10 other matches) = 47% win
Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch: 100 matches (61-32-3 and 4 other matches) = 66% win
Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas: 81 matches (55-13-8 and 5 other matches) = 81% win
Larry Latham & Randy Colley: 53 matches (18-29-2 and 4 other matches) = 38% win
Mr Fuji & Tiger Chung Lee: 44 matches (10-31-2 and 1 other matches) = 24% win
The Invaders (Jose Gonzalez & Roberto Soto): 37 matches (26-8-1 and 2 other matches) = 76% win
Princess Victoria & Velvet McIntyre: 28 matches (23-3-0 and 2 other matches) = 88% win
Rocky Johnson & SD Jones: 25 matches (7-15-1 and 2 other matches) = 32% win
David Schultz & Roddy Piper: 25 matches (22-2-1) = 92% win

1985
Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik: 170 matches (53-99-8 and 10 other matches) = 35% win
U.S. Express (Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo): 149 matches (116-12-6 and 15 other matches) = 91% win
Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart): 114 matches (72-23-8 and 11 other matches) = 76% win
The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine): 108 matches (55-36-3 and 14 other matches) = 60% win
British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid): 100 matches (69-16-7 and 8 other matches) = 81% win
The Killer Bees (B Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell): 66 matches (47-10-2 and 7 other matches) = 82% win
Big John Studd & Ken Patera: 52 matches (11-28-9 and 4 other matches) = 28% win
Bob Orton Jr & Roddy Piper: 46 matches (9-32-3 and 2 other matches) = 22% win
Don Muraco & Mr Fuji: 31 matches (3-24-0 and 4 other matches) = 11% win
Andre the Giant & The Junkyard Dog: 28 matches (16-4-6 and 2 other matches) = 80% win
The Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana: 26 matches (24-1-0 and 1 other matches) = 96% win
Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch: 25 matches (12-11-1 and 1 other matches) = 52% win

1986
The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid): 183 matches (124-35-1 and 23 other matches) = 78% win
The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine): 167 matches (65-72-12 and 18 other matches) = 47% win
Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart): 147 matches (67-57-7 and 16 other matches) = 54% win
Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik: 106 matches (47-43-3 and 13 other matches) = 52% win
The Killer Bees (B Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell): 96 matches (65-16-5 and 10 other matches) = 80% win
American Express (Danny Spivey & Mike Rotundo): 79 matches (40-15-12 and 12 other matches) = 73% win
Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy: 78 matches (38-31-1 and 8 other matches) = 55% win
Fabulous Rougeau Bros (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau): 71 matches (55-4-8 and 4 other matches) = 93% win
The Moondogs (Larry Latham & Randy Colley): 60 matches (4-48-0 and 8 other matches) = 8% win
The Islanders (Haku & Tama): 47 matches (22-15-7 and 3 other matches) = 59% win
Dory Funk Jr & Jimmy Jack Funk: 40 matches (18-15-1 and 6 other matches) = 55% win
Bill Eadie & Blackjack Mulligan: 27 matches (12-12-1 and 2 other matches) = 50% win
Funk Bros (Dory Funk Jr & Terry Funk): 27 matches (11-12-0 and 4 other matches) = 48% win

1987
Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart): 202 matches (104-64-3 and 31 other matches) = 62% win
Demolition (Barry Darsow & Bill Eadie): 174 matches (119-30-8 and 17 other matches) = 80% win
The Islanders (Haku & Tama): 150 matches (64-57-10 and 19 other matches) = 53% win
Fabulous Rougeau Bros (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau): 130 matches (52-50-9 and 19 other matches) = 51% win
The Killer Bees (B Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell): 125 matches (58-45-0 and 22 other matches) = 56% win
British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid): 125 matches (55-49-2 and 19 other matches) = 53% win
Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma): 99 matches (52-37-0 and 10 other matches) = 58% win
The New Dream Team (Dino Bravo & Greg Valentine): 92 matches (44-29-8 and 11 other matches) = 60% win
Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel & Tom Zenk): 90 matches (76-4-4 and 6 other matches) = 95% win
Bob Orton Jr & Don Muraco: 69 matches (14-44-3 and 8 other matches) = 24% win
Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana): 67 matches (45-12-1 and 9 other matches) = 79% win
Los Conquistadors (Jose Luis Rivera & Randy Colley): 60 matches (2-50-0 and 8 other matches) = 4% win
The Glamour Girls (Judy Martin & Leilani Kai): 54 matches (38-8-0 and 8 other matches) = 83% win
The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff): 43 matches (20-21-0 and 2 other matches) = 49% win
Kamala & Sika: 37 matches (11-23-0 and 3 other matches) = 32% win
Jumping Bomb Angels (Itsuki Yamazaki & Noriyo Tateno): 36 matches (8-25-0 and 3 other matches) = 24% win
Billy Jack Haynes & Ken Patera: 34 matches (15-13-4 and 2 other matches) = 54% win
The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine): 33 matches (8-23-0 and 2 other matches) = 26% win
Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik: 26 matches (7-14-0 and 5 other matches) = 33% win

1988
Demolition (Barry Darsow & Bill Eadie): 181 matches (86-58-11 and 26 other matches) = 60% win
The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau): 170 matches (103-28-12 and 27 other matches) = 79% win
British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid): 142 matches (57-59-1 and 25 other matches) = 49% win
The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff): 135 matches (40-71-2 and 22 other matches) = 36% win
Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart): 131 matches (41-59-9 and 22 other matches) = 41% win
The Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels): 94 matches (64-16-2 and 12 other matches) = 80% win
Los Conquistadors (Jose Estrada Sr & Jose Luis Rivera): 92 matches (8-73-0 and 11 other matches) = 10% win
Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma): 90 matches (35-33-2 and 20 other matches) = 51% win
Killer Bees (B Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell): 90 matches (24-46-1 and 19 other matches) = 34% win
Powers of Pain (The Barbarian & The Warlord): 90 matches (68-1-10 and 11 other matches) = 99% win
Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana): 76 matches (50-13-0 and 13 other matches) = 79% win
The Islanders (Haku & Tama): 55 matches (32-8-0 and 15 other matches) = 80% win
Jumping Bomb Angels (Itsuki Yamazaki & Noriyo Tateno): 46 matches (25-12-0 and 9 other matches) = 68% win
The Glamour Girls (Judy Martin & Leilani Kai): 44 matches (12-23-0 and 9 other matches) = 34% win
Brain Busters (Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard): 43 matches (36-2-2 and 3 other matches) = 95% win

1989
Demolition (Barry Darsow & Bill Eadie): 187 matches (137-15-7 and 28 other matches) = 90% win
Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels): 181 matches (109-39-15 and 18 other matches) = 74% win
The Bushwhackers (Bushwhacker Butch & Bushwhacker Luke): 155 matches (120-8-1 and 26 other matches) = 94% win
Brain Busters (Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard): 150 matches (50-79-5 and 16 other matches) = 39% win
The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau): 141 matches (42-78-2 and 19 other matches) = 35% win
Powers of Pain (The Barbarian & The Warlord): 119 matches (25-65-3 and 26 other matches) = 28% win
The Big Bossman & The One Man Gang: 73 matches (20-42-3 and 8 other matches) = 32% win
Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart): 48 matches (27-5-12 and 4 other matches) = 84% win
Colossal Connection (Andre the Giant & Haku): 29 matches (16-12-0 and 1 other matches) = 57% win
The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff): 29 matches (6-19-0 and 4 other matches) = 24% win

1990
The Bushwhackers (Bushwhacker Butch & Bushwhacker Luke): 173 matches (102-48-1 and 22 other matches) = 68% win
Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels): 149 matches (103-24-6 and 16 other matches) = 81% win
Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart): 142 matches (74-33-22 and 13 other matches) = 69% win
Rhythm & Blues (Greg Valentine & The Honkytonk Man): 137 matches (44-74-3 and 16 other matches) = 37% win
Orient Express (Akio Sato & Pat Tanaka): 135 matches (61-63-0 and 11 other matches) = 49% win
Demolition (Barry Darsow & Bill Eadie): 131 matches (36-60-15 and 20 other matches) = 38% win
Orient Express (Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond): 129 matches (56-63-0 and 10 other matches) = 47% win
Orient Express (Akio Sato & Paul Diamond): 127 matches (55-62-0 and 10 other matches) = 47% win
Demolition (Barry Darsow & Brian Adams): 94 matches (38-50-1 and 5 other matches) = 43% win
Legion of Doom (Road Warrior Animal & Road Warrior Hawk): 83 matches (78-0-0 and 5 other matches) = 100% win
Power & Glory (Hercules & Paul Roma): 64 matches (28-27-3 and 6 other matches) = 51% win
The Powers of Pain (The Barbarian & The Warlord): 53 matches (12-35-0 and 6 other matches) = 26% win
Demolition (Bill Eadie & Brian Adams): 50 matches (15-33-0 and 2 other matches) = 31% win
Colossal Connection (Andre the Giant & Haku): 44 matches (29-6-0 and 9 other matches) = 83% win
The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff): 42 matches (3-34-0 and 5 other matches) = 8% win
Randy Savage & Sensational Sherri: 37 matches (0-31-0 and 6 other matches) = 0% win
Dusty Rhodes & Sapphire: 37 matches (31-0-0 and 6 other matches) = 100% win
Road Warrior Hawk & The Ultimate Warrior: 34 matches (33-0-0 and 1 other matches) = 100% win
Road Warrior Animal & The Ultimate Warrior: 34 matches (33-0-0 and 1 other matches) = 100% win
Dino Bravo & John Tenta: 29 matches (0-21-0 and 8 other matches) = 0% win
Mr Fuji & Pat Tanaka: 25 matches (2-23) = 8% win

1991
The Bushwhackers (Bushwhacker Butch & Bushwhacker Luke): 202 matches (77-103-0 and 22 other matches) = 43% win
Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Saggs): 185 matches (88-68-2 and 27 other matches) = 56% win
Legion of Doom (Road Warrior Animal & Road Warrior Hawk): 184 matches (154-3-5 and 22 other matches) = 98% win
The Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels): 144 matches (84-43-3 and 14 other matches) = 66% win
Beverly Brothers (Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom): 100 matches (76-15-1 and 8 other matches) = 84% win
Orient Express (Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond): 100 matches (14-75-1 and 10 other matches) = 16% win
Power & Glory (Hercules & Paul Roma): 86 matches (20-55-3 and 8 other matches) = 27% win
Natural Disasters (Fred Ottman & John Tenta): 80 matches (30-42-4 and 4 other matches) = 42% win
Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart): 55 matches (47-3-1 and 4 other matches) = 94% win
Demolition (Barry Darsow & Brian Adams): 43 matches (8-33-0 and 2 other matches) = 20% win

1992
Natural Disasters (Fred Ottman & John Tenta): 166 matches (110-38-0 and 18 other matches) = 74% win
Beverly Brothers (Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom): 158 matches (46-98-2 and 12 other matches) = 32% win
Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Saggs): 154 matches (78-55-5 and 16 other matches) = 59% win
Money Inc. (Mike Rotundo & Ted Dibiase): 135 matches (55-64-4 and 12 other matches) = 46% win
High Energy (Koko B Ware & Owen Hart): 124 matches (65-49-1 and 9 other matches) = 57% win
Legion of Doom (Road Warrior Animal & Road Warrior Hawk): 84 matches (76-2-0 and 6 other matches) = 97% win
The Bushwhackers (Bushwhacker Butch & Bushwhacker Luke): 82 matches (50-27-0 and 5 other matches) = 65% win
Jim Duggan & Sgt Slaughter: 51 matches (17-27-0 and 7 other matches) = 39% win
New Headshrinkers (Rikishi & Samu): 41 matches (39-1-0 and 1 other matches) = 98% win
Jim Neidhart & Owen Hart: 28 matches (20-4-0 and 4 other matches) = 83% win

1993
Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner): 193 matches (175-8-0 and 10 other matches) = 96% win
New Headshrinkers (Rikishi & Samu): 182 matches (113-39-19 and 11 other matches) = 74% win
Smoking Gunns (Bart Gunn & Billy Gunn): 107 matches (58-46-0 and 3 other matches) = 56% win
Money Inc. (Mike Rotundo & Ted Dibiase): 99 matches (34-57-0 and 8 other matches) = 37% win
Men on a Mission (Mo & Viscera): 69 matches (54-14-0 and 1 other matches) = 79% win
Quebeccers (Carl Ouellet & Jacques Rougeau): 63 matches (26-37) = 41% win
Beverly Brothers (Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom): 57 matches (2-53-0 and 2 other matches) = 4% win
Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Saggs): 55 matches (15-16-19 and 5 other matches) = 48% win
The Bushwhackers (Bushwhacker Butch & Bushwhacker Luke): 43 matches (37-6) = 86% win
Well Dunn (Steven Dunn & Timothy Well): 28 matches (8-19-0 and 1 other matches) = 30% win

1994
Smoking Gunns (Bart Gunn & Billy Gunn): 124 matches (91-29-2 and 2 other matches) = 76% win
The New Headshrinkers (Rikishi & Samu): 109 matches (81-25-0 and 3 other matches) = 76% win
The Quebeccers (Carl Ouellet & Jacques Rougeau): 82 matches (34-47-1) = 42% win
Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Prichard): 78 matches (35-40-1 and 2 other matches) = 47% win
The Bushwhackers (Bushwhacker Butch & Bushwhacker Luke): 76 matches (60-14-0 and 2 other matches) = 81% win
Well Dunn (Steven Dunn & Timothy Well): 59 matches (8-51) = 14% win
Men on a Mission (Mo & Viscera): 48 matches (29-19) = 60% win
Kevin Nash & Shawn Michaels: 37 matches (33-2-0 and 2 other matches) = 94% win

1995
Smoking Gunns (Bart Gunn & Billy Gunn): 131 matches (110-14-2 and 5 other matches) = 89% win
Blu Brothers (Don Harris & Ron Harris): 86 matches (42-35-6 and 3 other matches) = 55% win
Owen Hart & Yokozuna: 72 matches (42-28-1 and 1 other matches) = 60% win
Davey Boy Smith & Lex Luger: 56 matches (34-21-1) = 62% win
Men on a Mission (Mo & Viscera): 55 matches (28-25-1 and 1 other matches) = 53% win
Rikishi & The Barbarian: 38 matches (6-25-6 and 1 other matches) = 19% win
Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Prichard): 35 matches (5-26-0 and 4 other matches) = 16% win

1996
The Godwinns (Dennis Knight & Henry Godwinn): 143 matches (76-66-1) = 54% win
The Smoking Gunns (Bart Gunn & Billy Gunn): 102 matches (42-49-8 and 3 other matches) = 46% win
Bodydonnas (Chris Candido & Tom Prichard): 85 matches (45-38-1 and 1 other matches) = 54% win
Davey Boy Smith & Owen Hart: 74 matches (45-27-0 and 2 other matches) = 63% win
The New Rockers (Al Snow & Marty Jannetty): 62 matches (10-51-1) = 16% win
The Bushwhacker (Bushwhacker Butch & Bushwhacker Luke): 47 matches (37-9-0 and 1 other matches) = 80% win
Grimm Twins (Don Harris & Ron Harris): 36 matches (13-15-7 and 1 other matches) = 46% win

1997
Godwinns (Dennis Knight & Henry Godwinn): 117 matches (66-42-8 and 1 other matches) = 61% win
Headbangers (Headbanger Mosh & Headbanger Thrasher): 113 matches (41-66-6) = 38% win
Legion of Doom (Road Warrior Animal & Road Warrior Hawk): 103 matches (79-16-8) = 83% win
Davey Boy Smith & Owen Hart: 93 matches (38-54-1) = 41% win
The New Blackjacks (Barry Windham & John Bradshaw Layfield): 83 matches (30-51-1 and 1 other matches) = 37% win
Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon: 60 matches (24-35-1) = 41% win
New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg): 32 matches (24-7-1) = 77% win

D.O.A.
Brian Adams & Brian Lee: 43 matches (32-8-3) = 80% win
Brian Lee & Don Harris: 27 matches (18-8-1) = 69% win
Brian Adams & Ron Harris: 27 matches (20-6-1) = 77% win
Skull & 8-Ball (Don Harris & Ron Harris): 38 matches (22-14-2) = 61% win
Brian Lee & Ron Harris: 36 matches (24-11-1) = 69% win

The Nation
Charles Wright & D-Lo Brown: 39 matches (10-27-2) = 27% win
Charles Wright & Ron Simmons: 37 matches (13-23-1) = 36% win
Charles Wright & The Rock: 28 matches (5-23) = 18% win
D-Lo Brown & Ron Simmons: 25 matches (4-20-1) = 17% win

Los Boricuas
Jesus Castillo & Jose Estrada Jr: 27 matches (10-17) = 37% win
Miguel Perez & Savio Vega: 41 matches (10-30-1) = 25% win
Jose Estrada Jr & Miguel Perez: 28 matches (13-15) = 46% win

1998
New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg): 170 matches (112-53-4 and 1 other matches) = 68% win
Skull & 8-ball (Don Harris & Ron Harris): 128 matches (63-50-15) = 56% win
Headbangers (Headbanger Mosh & Headbanger Thrasher): 112 matches (79-28-5) = 74% win
Legion of Doom (Road Warrior Animal & Road Warrior Hawk): 99 matches (44-49-5 and 1 other matches) = 47% win
Too Much (Brian Christopher & Scotty 2 Hotty): 68 matches (22-44-2) = 33% win
Godwinns (Dennis Knight & Henry Godwinn): 58 matches (39-16-3) = 71% win
Nation (D-Lo Brown & Mark Henry): 36 matches (9-26-1) = 26% win
Quebeccers (Carl Ouellet & Jacques Rougeau): 35 matches (8-26-1) = 24% win
Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy): 31 matches (10-20-1) = 33% win
Darren Drozdov & Road Warrior Animal: 28 matches (4-20-4) = 17% win
New Midnight Express (Bart Gunn & Bob Holly): 27 matches (10-15-2) = 40% win
Oddities (John Tenta & Kurrgan): 26 matches (13-13) = 50% win
Flash Funk & Ron Simmons: 26 matches (10-15-1) = 40% win
The Nation (D-Lo Brown & the Rock): 26 matches (2-22-2) = 8% win

1999
The Acolytes (John Bradshaw Layfield & Ron Simmons): 146 matches (79-52-15) = 60% win
Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy): 124 matches (49-69-6) = 42% win
Christian & Edge: 112 matches (51-53-8) = 49% win
Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart: 65 matches (49-14-2) = 78% win
Kane & Sean Waltman: 61 matches (40-19-2) = 68% win
Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg: 60 matches (34-24-2) = 59% win
Too Cool (Brian Christopher & Scotty 2 Hotty): 57 matches (24-33) = 42% win
Dudley Boz (Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley): 48 matches (16-31-1) = 34% win
Skull & 8-Ball (Don Harris & Ron Harris): 42 matches (11-30-1) = 27% win
The Holly's (Bob Holly & Crash Holly): 40 matches (14-22-4) = 39% win
The Brood (David Heath & Edge): 40 matches (17-20-3) = 46% win
Charles Wright & Val Venis: 38 matches (16-22) = 42% win
D-Lo Brown & Mark Henry: 31 matches (15-15-1) = 50% win
Minstry of Darkness (Dennis Knight & Viscera): 31 matches (11-16-4) = 41% win
D-Lo Brown & Ivory: 26 matches (4-21-1) = 16% win

2000
Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley): 158 matches (86-65-7) = 57% win
Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy): 157 matches (78-74-5) = 51% win
Christian & Edge: 144 matches (72-67-5) = 52% win
Too Cool (Brian Christopher & Scotty 2 Hotty): 135 matches (71-61-3) = 54% win
T&A (Albert & Test): 104 matches (31-71-2) = 30% win
APA (John Bradshaw Layfield & Ron Simmons): 90 matches (48-38-4) = 56% win
Bull Buchanon & Charles Wright: 63 matches (36-27) = 57% win
Dups (Bo Dupp & Jack Dupp): 59 matches (35-24) = 59% win
Sean Waltman & the Road Dogg: 57 matches (30-23-4) = 57% win
D-Lo Brown & Headbanger Mosh: 56 matches (25-31) = 45% win
Headbangers (Headbanger Mosh & Headbanger Thrasher): 44 matches (10-33-1) = 23% win
Head Cheese (Al Snow & Steve Blackman): 41 matches (18-21-2) = 46% win
Kaientai (Sho Funaki & Taka Michinoku): 39 matches (11-28) = 28% win
Radicalz (Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn): 36 matches (20-16) = 56% win
Lita & Matt Hardy: 33 matches (19-14) = 58% win
Jeff Hardy & Lita: 32 matches (19-13) = 59% win
Bull Buchanon & The Big Bossman: 30 matches (9-19-2) = 32% win
Sean Waltman & Triple H: 27 matches (10-17) = 37% win

Mean Street Posse
Pete Gas & Rodney: 46 matches (13-33) = 28% win
Joey Abs & Rodney: 41 matches (11-30) = 27% win
Joey Abs & Pete Gas: 37 matches (10-27) = 27% win

2001: 2054 matches (930-992-130 and 2 other matches) = 48% win
Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley: 149 matches (82-62-5) = 57% win
Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy: 103 matches (52-48-3) = 52% win
John Bradshaw Layfield & Ron Simmons: 91 matches (61-29-1) = 68% win
Christian & Edge: 68 matches (29-37-2) = 44% win
Kane & the Undertaker: 65 matches (48-15-2) = 76% win
Sho Funaki & Taka Michinoku: 53 matches (16-35-2) = 31% win
Bull Buchanon & Charles Wright: 45 matches (7-38) = 16% win
Justin Credible & Sean Waltman: 37 matches (18-17-2) = 51% win
Bob Holly & Crash Holly: 31 matches (15-16) = 48% win
Lita & Matt Hardy: 28 matches (19-9) = 68% win

2002
Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo: 126 matches (92-34) = 73% win
Christian & Lance Storm: 58 matches (35-23) = 60% win
Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy: 55 matches (37-18) = 67% win
Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley: 51 matches (22-29) = 43% win
Rosey & Umaga: 38 matches (24-14) = 63% win
Booker T & Dustin Rhodes: 38 matches (12-26) = 32% win
Albert & Scotty 2 Hotty: 36 matches (18-18) = 50% win
Lance Storm & William Regal: 31 matches (12-19) = 39% win
Los Guerreros (Chavo Guerrero Jr & Eddie Guerrero): 31 matches (18-13) = 58% win
Chris Jericho & Christian: 28 matches (22-5-1) = 81% win
John Bradshaw Layfield & Ron Simmons: 27 matches (12-15) = 44% win
Jackie & Trish Stratus: 27 matches (17-10) = 63% win
Chavo Guerrero Jr & Yoshihiro Tajiri: 26 matches (11-15) = 42% win

2003
Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin: 129 matches (79-49-1) = 62% win
Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley): 105 matches (58-46-1) = 56% win
Basham Brothers (Danny Basham & Doug Basham): 81 matches (53-27-0 and 1 other matches) = 66% win
Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli: 70 matches (25-45) = 36% win
Los Guerreros (Chavo Guerrero Jr & Eddie Guerrero): 64 matches (26-36-2) = 42% win
Rene Dupree & Sylvian Grenier: 62 matches (40-22) = 65% win
Lance Cade & Mark Jindrak: 57 matches (32-25) = 56% win
Kane & Rob Van Dam: 43 matches (34-9) = 79% win
La Résistance (Rene Dupree & Rob Conway): 43 matches (4-39) = 9% win
Chuck Palumbo & Nunzio: 40 matches (14-26) = 35% win
Johnny Stamboli & Nunzio: 37 matches (13-24) = 35% win
Rosey & Umaga: 36 matches (9-27) = 25% win
Lance Storm & Val Venis: 34 matches (13-21) = 38% win
John Bradshaw Layfield & Ron Simmons: 34 matches (14-20) = 41% win
Brian Kendrick & Paul London: 31 matches (11-20) = 35% win
Hurricane Helms & Rosey: 29 matches (19-9-1) = 68% win
Chris Jericho & Christian: 28 matches (5-22-1) = 19% win
Chris Benoit & Rhyno: 25 matches (8-16-1) = 33% win

2004
La Résistance (Rob Conway & Sylvian Grenier): 106 matches (64-42) = 60% win
Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley): 94 matches (30-64) = 32% win
Basham Brothers (Danny Basham & Doug Basham): 89 matches (25-63-1) = 28% win
Hurricane Helms & Rosey: 61 matches (35-26) = 57% win
Rhyno & Yoshihiro Tajiri: 52 matches (19-32-1) = 37% win
Nick Dinsmore & William Regal: 47 matches (28-19) = 60% win
Batista & Ric Flair: 47 matches (19-28) = 40% win
Johnny Stamboli & Nunzio: 46 matches (22-24) = 48% win
Billy Kidman & Paul London: 45 matches (32-13) = 71% win
Rey Mysterio Jr & Rob Van Dam: 41 matches (29-12) = 71% win
Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty: 40 matches (31-8-1) = 79% win
Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree: 37 matches (30-7) = 81% win
Charlie Haas & Rico Constantino: 35 matches (28-7) = 80% win
Batista & Triple H: 33 matches (1-32) = 3% win
WGTT (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin): 31 matches (12-19) = 39% win
Lance Cade & Mark Jindrak: 30 matches (17-13) = 57% win
Billy Gunn & Bob Holly: 29 matches (16-13) = 55% win
Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak: 27 matches (7-20) = 26% win
Jimmy Yang & Sakoda: 26 matches (5-21) = 19% win

2005
MNM (Joey Mercury & John Morrison): 88 matches (51-37) = 58% win
Hurricane Helms & Rosey: 67 matches (54-12-1) = 82% win
Heartbreakers (Antonio & Romeo): 58 matches (8-50) = 14% win
John Heidenreich & Road Warrior Animal: 55 matches (43-12) = 78% win
Danny Basham & Doug Basham: 48 matches (20-27-1) = 43% win
Mexicools (Psychosis & Super Crazy): 47 matches (38-9) = 81% win
La Résistance (Rob Conway & Sylvian Grenier): 45 matches (5-38-2) = 12% win
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch: 45 matches (25-20) = 56% win
William Regal & Yoshihiro Tajiri: 41 matches (34-6-1) = 85% win
John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan: 37 matches (0-37) = 0% win
Bob Holly & Charlie Haas: 36 matches (14-22) = 39% win
Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr: 35 matches (25-10) = 71% win
Paul Birchill & William Regal: 33 matches (6-26-1) = 19% win
Ric Flair & Triple H: 26 matches (1-25) = 4% win

2006
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch: 91 matches (25-66) = 27% win
Brian Kendrick & Paul London: 91 matches (66-24-1) = 73% win
Highlanders (Robbie McAllister & Rory McAllister): 78 matches (58-19-1) = 75% win
MNM (Joey Mercury & John Morrison): 53 matches (37-15-1) = 71% win
DX (Shawn Michaels & Triple H): 53 matches (50-3) = 94% win
FBI (Nunzio & Tony Mamaluke): 38 matches (17-21) = 45% win
Teacher's Pets (Damien Sandow/Idol Stevens & James Curtis/KC James): 35 matches (5-30) = 14% win
Pitbulls (Jamie Noble & Kid Kash): 34 matches (10-24) = 29% win
Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton): 31 matches (4-27) = 13% win
Cryme Tyme (JTG & Shad Gaspard): 26 matches (25-1) = 96% win
The Sandman & Tommy Dreamer: 26 matches (19-7) = 73% win

Spirit Squad
Ken Doane & Mike Mondo: 89 matches (30-58-1) = 34% win
Dolph Ziggler & Johnny Jeter: 86 matches (34-51-1) = 40% win
Dolph Ziggler & Mike Mondo: 83 matches (29-53-1) = 35% win
Johnny Jeter & Mike Mondo: 83 matches (30-52-1) = 37% win
Johnny Jeter & Ken Doane: 76 matches (27-48-1) = 36% win
Dolph Ziggler & Ken Doane: 74 matches (26-47-1) = 36% win
Dolph Ziggler & Nick Mitchell: 70 matches (23-46-1) = 33% win
Johnny Jeter & Nick Mitchell: 70 matches (23-46-1) = 33% win
Mike Mondo & Nick Mitchell: 69 matches (23-45-1) = 34% win
Ken Doane & Nick Mitchell: 68 matches (23-44-1) = 34% win

2007
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch: 108 matches (55-53) = 51% win
Brian Kendrick & Paul London: 90 matches (36-54) = 40% win
The Throwbacks (Deuce & Domino): 83 matches (40-43) = 48% win
WGTT (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin): 57 matches (13-43-1) = 23% win
Highlanders (Robbie McAllister & Rory McAllister): 53 matches (27-26) = 51% win
Cryme Tyme (JTG & Shad Gaspard): 52 matches (38-14) = 73% win
Daltons/Festus & Jesse (Luke Gallows & Ray Gordy): 41 matches (33-8) = 80% win
Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy): 41 matches (36-5) = 88% win
Dave Taylor & William Regal: 33 matches (7-26) = 21% win
Edgeheads (Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder): 32 matches (17-14-1) = 55% win
ECW New Breed (Elijah Burke & Marcus Cor Von): 30 matches (8-22) = 27% win
Batista & the Undertaker: 27 matches (26-1) = 96% win

2008
Miz & Morrison (John Morrison & Mike Mizanin): 118 matches (75-39-3 and 1 other matches) = 66% win
Edgeheads (Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder): 70 matches (21-48-1) = 30% win
Cryme Tyme (JTG & Shad Gaspard): 66 matches (27-37-2) = 42% win
Jesse & Festus (Luke Gallows & Ray Gordy): 58 matches (24-33-1) = 42% win
Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr: 55 matches (34-20-1) = 63% win
Bob Holly & Cody Rhodes: 52 matches (45-6-1) = 88% win
Jimmy Yang & Shannon Moore: 37 matches (7-29-1) = 19% win
Maryse & Natalya Neidhart: 34 matches (11-23) = 32% win
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch: 34 matches (2-31-1) = 6% win
Carlito Caribbean Cool & Primo Colon: 34 matches (30-4) = 88% win
Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella: 29 matches (6-22-1) = 21% win

2009
Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr: 110 matches (28-81-1) = 26% win
Cryme Tyme (JTG & Shad Gaspard): 88 matches (47-41) = 53% win
Carlito Caribbean Cool & Primo Colon: 72 matches (60-12) = 83% win
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd: 60 matches (22-38) = 37% win
John Morrison & Mike Mizanin: 35 matches (23-12) = 66% win
DX (Shawn Michaels & Triple H): 33 matches (28-4-1) = 88% win
JeriShow (Chris Jericho & the Big Show): 32 matches (16-15-1) = 52% win
John Cena & Triple H: 30 matches (30-0) = 100% win
Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes: 29 matches (3-26) = 10% win
Bella Twins (Brie Bella & Nikki Bella): 27 matches (19-8) = 70% win
Kelly Kelly & Melina: 26 matches (17-8-1) = 68% win
Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson: 25 matches (0-25) = 0% win

Legacy
Cody Rhodes & Randy Orton: 46 matches (6-39-1) = 13% win
Randy Orton & Ted Dibiase Jr: 43 matches (3-38-2) = 7% win

2010
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd: 122 matches (78-41-2 and 1 other matches) = 66% win
Alicia Fox & Maryse: 59 matches (5-54) = 8% win
Brie Bella & Nikki Bella: 56 matches (54-2) = 96% win
Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso: 50 matches (8-40-1 and 1 other matches) = 17% win
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov: 46 matches (35-10-0 and 1 other matches) = 78% win
Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel: 39 matches (24-15) = 62% win
Layla & Michelle McCool: 38 matches (16-22) = 42% win
Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr: 28 matches (12-16) = 43% win
Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre: 26 matches (19-5-1 and 1 other matches) = 79% win
Jillian Hall & Maryse: 25 matches (2-23) = 8% win
Dudebusters (Caylen Croft & Trent Barreta): 25 matches (4-21) = 16% win

2011
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov: 80 matches (52-27-1) = 66% win
David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty: 73 matches (30-43) = 41% win
The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso): 60 matches (19-41) = 32% win
Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel: 52 matches (11-41) = 21% win
Bella Twins (Brie Bella & Nikki Bella): 51 matches (6-44-1) = 12% win
Air Boom (Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston): 50 matches (43-7) = 86% win
Mike Mizanin & Ron Killings: 36 matches (8-28) = 22% win
John Cena & Randy Orton: 25 matches (25-0) = 100% win
Eve Torres & Kelly Kelly: 25 matches (22-2-1) = 92% win

I started looking at ELO Ratings just for Tag Team Wrestlers (for simplicity I only looked at Tag Team A vs Tag Team B competitions).

(I looked at tag teams as units so for something like Demolition Ax/Smash was separate from Smash/Crash. There are variable k-values depending on the "importance" of the show and whether the tag belts were involved.)

Here were the rankings for WWWF/WWF/WWE 1970-2011 based on Mookie's Pro Wrestling ELO System:

1970 - 2011
Demolition (Barry Darsow & Bill Eadie): 364-117-41 and 88 other matches (76% win) = 2049 max rating (9/90)
Smoking Gunns(Bart Gunn & Billy Gunn): 285-112-12 and 13 other matches (72% win) = 1976 max rating (9/96)
Legion of Doom (Road Warrior Animal & Road Warrior Hawk): 311-53-15 and 30 other matches (85% win) = 1965 max rating (2/97)
Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart): 414-212-62 and 93 other matches (66% win) = 1949 max rating (10/97)
British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid): 289-143-11 and 68 other matches (67% win) = 1938 max rating (4/87)
Steiner Bros (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner): 187-8-2 and 10 other matches (96% win) = 1930 max rating (1/94)
Headshrinkers (Rikishi & Samu): 225-61-19 and 15 other matches (79% win) = 1928 max rating (9/94)
Bushwhackers (Bushwhacker Butch & Bushwhacker Luke): 434-190-2 and 68 other matches (70% win) = 1927 max rating (8/91)
The Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels): 308-113-26 and 57 other matches (73% win) = 1922 max rating (10/91)
The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau): 232-153-30 and 66 other matches (60% win) = 1919 max rating (8/89)
The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika): 222-102-22 and 39 other matches (69% win) = 1906 max rating (8/84)
The Strongbows (Chief Jay Strongbow & Jules Strongbow): 133-10-8 and 9 other matches (93% win) = 1870 max rating (3/83)
Rick Martel & Tony Garea: 140-20-6 and 38 other matches (88% win) = 1849 max rating (3/82)
New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & The Road Dogg): 149-52-6 and 1 other matches (74% win) = 1848 max rating (1/00)
The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Saggs): 175-109-26 and 45 other matches (62% win) = 1846 max rating (12/92)
The Killer Bees (B Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell): 183-116-8 and 56 other matches (61% win) = 1844 max rating (5/87)
Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana): 79-23-1 and 15 other matches (77% win) = 1825 max rating (3/88)
The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley): 221-172-7 (56% win) = 1825 max rating (1/02)
U.S. Express (Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo): 119-10-7 and 13 other matches (92% win) = 1825 max rating (10/85)
Beverly Brothers (Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom): 115-143-3 and 21 other matches (45% win) = 1816 max rating (1/92)
Natural Disasters (Fred Ottman & John Tenta): 129-68-4 and 22 other matches (65% win) = 1811 max rating (10/92)
John Morrison & Mike Mizanin: 101-34-2 (75% win) = 1809 max rating (3/09)
Men on a Mission (Mo & Viscera): 108-55-1 and 2 other matches (66% win) = 1795 max rating (8/95)
Money Inc (Mike Rotundo & Ted Dibiase): 97-118-4 and 21 other matches (45% win) = 1794 max rating (4/93)
Yukon Lumberjacks (Scott Irwin & Zarinoff Lebeouf): 85-23-12 and 21 other matches (79% win) = 1791 max rating (11/78)
Owen Hart & Yokozuna: 41-33-1 and 1 other matches (55% win) = 1789 max rating (9/95)
Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel & Tom Zenk): 76-5-4 and 6 other matches (94% win) = 1788 max rating (7/87)
Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas: 56-5-8 and 4 other matches (92% win) = 1788 max rating (11/84)
Jose Gonzalez & Roberto Soto: 91-11-4 and 9 other matches (89% win) = 1787 max rating (4/84)
Powers of Pain (The Barbarian & The Warlord): 104-90-13 and 43 other matches (54% win) = 1783 max rating (1/89)
The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine): 117-112-14 and 30 other matches (51% win) = 1782 max rating (3/86)
The Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy): 200-125-10 (62% win) = 1779 max rating (6/07)
The Brainbusters (Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard): 86-80-7 and 19 other matches (52% win) = 1778 max rating (4/89)
Larry Zbyszko & Tony Garea: 92-25-21 and 21 other matches (79% win) = 1773 max rating (3/79)
Kane & the Big Show: 51-9-0 (85% win) = 1773 max rating (5/11)
Colossal Connection (Andre the Giant & Haku): 45-17-0 and 10 other matches (73% win) = 1771 max rating (3/90)
Billy & Chuck (Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo): 97-25-0 and 1 other matches (80% win) = 1768 max rating (5/02)
The Moondogs (Larry Latham & Randy Colley): 99-106-6 and 42 other matches (48% win) = 1762 max rating (7/81)
Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch: 68-35-3 and 4 other matches (66% win) = 1760 max rating (2/85)
DX (Shawn Michaels & Triple H): 53-9-2 and 1 other matches (85% win) = 1757 max rating (3/10)
The Colons(Carlito Caribbean Cool & Primo Colon): 79-15-0 (84% win) = 1754 max rating (6/09)
Kevin Nash & Shawn Michaels: 48-6-0 and 6 other matches (89% win) = 1748 max rating (7/03)
Cryme Tyme (JTG & Shad Gaspard): 113-78-4 (59% win) = 1747 max rating (6/08)
Masa Saito & Mr Fuji: 95-103-6 and 25 other matches (48% win) = 1745 max rating (10/82)
Hurricane Helms & Rosey: 91-33-1 (73% win) = 1745 max rating (9/05)
Davey Boy Smith & Owen Hart: 64-57-1 and 2 other matches (53% win) = 1743 max rating (3/97)
Brothers of Destruction (Kane & the Undertaker): 73-11-5 (87% win) = 1743 max rating (5/10)
WGTT (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin): 100-92-1 (52% win) = 1738 max rating (2/04)
Islanders (Haku & Tama): 108-75-17 and 31 other matches (59% win) = 1737 max rating (5/88)
Mr Fuji & Prof Toru Tanaka: 70-39-24 and 37 other matches (64% win) = 1737 max rating (3/78)
APA (John Bradshaw Layfield & Ron Simmons): 152-100-13 (60% win) = 1736 max rating (11/01)
Kane & Rob Van Dam: 36-9-0 (80% win) = 1733 max rating (6/03)
Ivan Putski & Tito Santana: 39-14-2 (74% win) = 1732 max rating (4/80)
La Resistance (Rene Dupree & Sylvian Grenier): 35-13-0 (73% win) = 1731 max rating (9/03)
Air Boom (Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston): 46-13-0 (78% win) = 1725 max rating (1/12)
Davey Boy Smith & Lex Luger: 33-21-2 (61% win) = 1722 max rating (6/95)
Dino Bravo & Dominic DeNucci: 41-4-9 and 7 other matches (91% win) = 1721 max rating (11/78)
MNM (Joey Mercury & John Morrison): 77-49-1 (61% win) = 1718 max rating (5/06)
La Resistance (Rob Conway & Sylvian Grenier): 59-67-1 (47% win) = 1715 max rating (10/04)
Valiant Brothers (Jerry Valiant & Johnny Valiant): 39-19-9 and 12 other matches (67% win) = 1713 max rating (10/79)
Kofi Kingston & Ron Killings: 31-7-0 (82% win) = 1712 max rating (9/12)
John Heidenreich & Road Warrior Animal: 41-5-0 (89% win) = 1711 max rating (11/05)
George Steele & The Junkyard Dog: 29-6-0 and 2 other matches (83% win) = 1710 max rating (2/87)
The Basham Bros (Danny Basham & Doug Basham): 97-90-2 and 1 other matches (52% win) = 1708 max rating (2/04)
Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr: 58-52-1 (53% win) = 1707 max rating (4/09)
Power & Glory (Hercules & Paul Roma): 47-79-5 and 14 other matches (37% win) = 1707 max rating (11/90)
Pedro Morales & Tito Santana: 24-5-2 and 2 other matches (83% win) = 1705 max rating (12/86)
Don Harris & Ron Harris: 127-116-27 and 4 other matches (52% win) = 1705 max rating (10/98)
Bob Holly & Cody Rhodes: 51-9-0 (85% win) = 1704 max rating (6/08)
Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart: 39-11-2 (78% win) = 1702 max rating (3/99)
Judy Martin & Leilani Kai: 59-33-0 and 17 other matches (64% win) = 1702 max rating (1/88)
Brian Kendrick & Paul London: 101-95-1 (52% win) = 1701 max rating (4/07)
Demolition (Barry Darsow & Brian Adams): 36-49-1 and 5 other matches (42% win) = 1701 max rating (8/90)
Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik: 102-165-14 and 28 other matches (38% win) = 1698 max rating (8/86)
The Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana: 30-3-0 (91% win) = 1698 max rating (4/86)
Rhythm & Blues (Greg Valentine & The Honkytonk Man): 52-77-3 and 16 other matches (40% win) = 1698 max rating (5/90)
Jim Neidhart & Owen Hart: 30-23-0 and 5 other matches (57% win) = 1696 max rating (3/92)
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd: 77-66-1 and 1 other matches (54% win) = 1695 max rating (9/10)
Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Prichard): 49-68-1 and 6 other matches (42% win) = 1694 max rating (9/94)
High Energy (Koko B Ware & Owen Hart): 67-63-1 and 12 other matches (52% win) = 1693 max rating (7/92)
Rey Mysterio Jr & Rob Van Dam: 25-8-0 (76% win) = 1692 max rating (1/05)
The Highlanders (Robbie McAllister & Rory McAllister): 65-42-1 (61% win) = 1692 max rating (11/07)
Jim Duggan & Sgt Slaughter: 24-25-0 and 7 other matches (49% win) = 1692 max rating (2/92)
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov: 72-33-0 (69% win) = 1690 max rating (2/11)
Kane & Sean Waltman: 28-16-1 (64% win) = 1689 max rating (8/99)
William Regal & Yoshihiro Tajiri: 30-5-0 (86% win) = 1687 max rating (4/05)
American Express (Danny Spivey & Mike Rotundo): 43-26-16 and 16 other matches (62% win) = 1687 max rating (12/86)
The Godwinns (Dennis Knight & Henry Godwinn): 162-94-12 and 1 other matches (63% win) = 1686 max rating (10/96)
Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr: 26-10-0 (72% win) = 1682 max rating (4/05)
Spike Dudley & Tazz: 10-3-0 (77% win) = 1681 max rating (2/02)
Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy: 37-29-3 and 6 other matches (56% win) = 1681 max rating (10/86)
Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre: 18-3-1 (86% win) = 1681 max rating (10/10)
Chris Jericho & Christian: 25-19-2 (57% win) = 1680 max rating (12/02)
Lance Storm & William Regal: 31-18-0 (63% win) = 1680 max rating (2/03)
Dino Bravo & Greg Valentine: 42-23-10 and 10 other matches (65% win) = 1679 max rating (10/87)
Billy White Wolf & Chief Jay Strongbow: 36-6-8 and 51 other matches (86% win) = 1679 max rating (5/77)
Charlie Haas & Rico Constantino: 22-5-0 (81% win) = 1678 max rating (6/04)
Chief Jay Strongbow & Peter Maivia: 33-15-5 and 9 other matches (69% win) = 1678 max rating (10/78)
Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel: 24-30-0 (44% win) = 1678 max rating (3/11)

And the lowest ratings...

Barry Hardy & Duane Gill: 1-53-0 (2% win) = 1200 min rating (12/94)
The Conquistadors (Jose Estrada Sr & Jose Luis Rivera): 8-92-0 and 12 other matches (8% win) = 1201 min rating (3/89)
The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff): 67-142-2 and 33 other matches (32% win) = 1280 min rating (4/90)
Johnny Rodz & Jose Estrada Sr: 8-61-2 and 9 other matches (12% win) = 1319 min rating (6/83)
Well Dunn (Steven Dunn & Timothy Well): 16-83-0 and 1 other matches (16% win) = 1340 min rating (4/95)
Kaitentai (Sho Funaki & Taka Michinoku): 25-58-2 (30% win) = 1352 min rating (10/01)
The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso): 40-81-0 and 1 other matches (33% win) = 1377 min rating (3/12)
Jose Luis Rivera & Randy Colley: 2-49-0 and 8 other matches (4% win) = 1416 min rating (10/87)
Orient Express (Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond): 15-55-1 and 8 other matches (21% win) = 1426 min rating (8/91)
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch: 94-140-0 (40% win) = 1429 min rating (6/07)
The Headbangers (Headbanger Mosh & Headbanger Thrasher): 120-126-8 (49% win) = 1447 min rating (2/98)
The Heartbreakers (Antonio & Romeo): 7-35-0 (17% win) = 1459 min rating (1/06)
Barry Horowitz & Steve Lombardi: 3-21-0 and 4 other matches (13% win) = 1469 min rating (5/95)
Randy Savage & Sensational Sherri: 0-31-0 and 6 other matches (0% win) = 1471 min rating (8/90)
Baron Mikel Scicluna & Johnny Rodz: 1-17-0 (6% win) = 1480 min rating (8/82)
La Resistance (Rene Dupree & Rob Conway): 4-32-0 (11% win) = 1484 min rating (4/06)
The Hardyz Boyz (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy): 200-125-10 (62% win) = 1485 min rating (4/99)
Jumping Bomb Angels (Itsuki Yamazaki & Noriyo Tateno): 31-37-0 and 12 other matches (46% win) = 1490 min rating (1/88)
D-Lo Brown & Mark Henry: 23-34-1 (40% win) = 1493 min rating (5/99)
The Big Bossman & The One Man Gang: 19-41-3 and 8 other matches (32% win) = 1494 min rating (10/89)
Dino Bravo & John Tenta: 0-31-0 and 6 other matches (0% win) = 1495 min rating (3/91)
The Quebeccers (Carl Ouellet & Jacques Rougeau): 67-104-2 (39% win) = 1496 min rating (5/98)
The Alaskans (Dave Wagner & Rick Renslow): 0-13-0 (0% win) = 1498 min rating (7/88)
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd: 77-66-1 and 1 other matches (54% win) = 1499 min rating (3/10)
Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger: 5-17-0 (23% win) = 1501 min rating (5/12)
Baron Mikel Scicluna & Jose Estrada Sr: 0-13-0 (0% win) = 1505 min rating (3/83)
Al Snow & Maven: 2-18-0 (10% win) = 1511 min rating (4/03)
Bob Orton Jr & Don Muraco: 22-52-4 and 8 other matches (30% win) = 1513 min rating (8/87)
Mike Bell & Tony Devito: 0-10-0 (0% win) = 1515 min rating (4/95)
Iron Mike Sharpe & Steve Lombardi: 0-12-0 (0% win) = 1516 min rating (7/92)
Hercules & Paul Roma: 47-79-5 and 14 other matches (37% win) = 1516 min rating (10/91)
Al Snow & Marty Jannetty: 10-37-1 (21% win) = 1517 min rating (12/96)
Christian & Edge: 77-80-9 (49% win) = 1517 min rating (6/01)
Brian Kendrick & Paul London: 101-95-1 (52% win) = 1517 min rating (5/06)
Miguel Perez & Savio Vega: 5-31-1 (14% win) = 1519 min rating (3/98)
Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson: 2-29-0 (6% win) = 1521 min rating (3/09)
The Bodydonnas (Chris Candido & Tom Prichard): 38-30-1 and 1 other matches (56% win) = 1522 min rating (3/96)
Epico & Primo Colon: 31-47-0 (40% win) = 1523 min rating (11/12)
Booker T & Goldust: 14-25-0 (36% win) = 1524 min rating (3/03)
Alicia Fox & Maryse: 4-32-0 (11% win) = 1524 min rating (4/11)
Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder: 31-50-1 (38% win) = 1525 min rating (5/11)
Jimmy Yang & Shannon Moore: 10-30-1 (25% win) = 1526 min rating (6/08)
Prime Time Players (Darren Young & Titus O'Neil): 13-22-0 (37% win) = 1527 min rating (11/12)
Don Muraco & Mr Fuji: 4-31-0 and 5 other matches (11% win) = 1527 min rating (2/86)
Rock n Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson): 4-22-0 (15% win) = 1528 min rating (4/98)
Kid Chocolate & Sky Low Low: 1-24-0 and 3 other matches (4% win) = 1530 min rating (5/81)
Bella Twins (Brie Bella & Nikki Bella): 41-53-0 (44% win) = 1532 min rating (2/12)
Scotty 2 Hotty & Sho Funaki: 5-19-0 (21% win) = 1533 min rating (10/06)
Davey Boy Smith & Owen Hart: 64-57-1 and 2 other matches (53% win) = 1533 min rating (4/96)
Scott Steiner & Test: 2-12-0 (14% win) = 1534 min rating (1/04)

All stats and analysis by Chris Harrington (indeedwrestling@gmail.com)

Lastly, consider where tag team wrestlers are "regular" or "occasional".

So, here's a stab at the issue:

I looked at each wrestler by month and characterized them into five buckets:
A. Less than 20% of monthly matches are tag
B. Between 20% and 40% of monthly matches are tag
C. Between 40% and 60% of monthly matches are tag
D. Between 60% and 80% of monthly matches are tag
E. More than 80% of monthly matches are tag
F. All of monthly matches are tag

Then I looked at each tag match and characterized it by competitors.. a tag match where most of the competitors were C/D/E/F was considered a "tag match where competitors are typically tag wrestlers" and a tag match where the majority of the competitors are A/B would not qualify. This isn't a perfect solution; if Cena/Tyson Kidd took on the Colons that would be considered a "typical tag match" even though Tyson/Cena aren't a normal unit (but Tyson is normally in tag matches as are the Colon).

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Here are some interesting timeperiods
1970-1975: 74% (some established tag teams competing with each other)
1976-1985: 63% (less tag team focused, more top stars doing tags)
1986-1989: 84% (more tag team focus)
1990-1993: 91% (height of tag team focus)
1994-2003: 85% (still lots of tag teams)
2004-2007: 80% (declining tag teams)
2008-2012: 76% (continuing to decline tag teams - back to the levels of the 1970s results)
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Chris Harrington,
Feb 11, 2013, 1:54 PM
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