The Twenty Greatest Tag Teams in PCW History!

We have assembled a committee of experts, insiders, observers & competitors to help put together this list of the very best PCW tandems of all time.  As of this writing, there have been 50 tag team championship reigns by 35 different duos, making the cut-down to only twenty a very difficult process.

 

Our criteria is simple and measured the following:

- Quality of Reign (length, total defenses, quality of opposition)

- Tag Team-iness (synergy, success, longevity)

- Individual Talent (talent/success of team members)

- Historical Significance

One caveat, to be included on this list, teams must have won the PCW Tag Team Championship so worthy duos such as Assisted Suicide or Kenny Omega & Nate Hardy do not qualify.

Of course, this is simply our list and yours might be different so don't beat us up too badly if you disagree.  Discuss, have fun & enjoy!

#1: Tag Sciences Faculty

Mike Angels & Chad Tatum

Ladies & gentlemen, the Greatest Tag Team in PCW history, Tag Sciences Faculty! 

 

The top three on this list are almost interchangeable and there was much debate, but a strong consensus in favour of Priceless" Chad Tatum & Mike Angels, two men who broke the mould  and achieved brilliant careers through talent, determination and a sheer will to be the very vest.

Together, Tag Sciences Faculty held the PCW Tag Team Championship on three separate occasions for a cumulative total of 518 days, good for second on the all-time days-as-champion list.  Their third and final reign clocked in at an impressive 350 days, the third longest in history.

They had exceptional longevity as a duo with championship reigns that spanned a decade.  And would be considered by most to be a pure tag team with undeniable synergy combining athleticism, technical mastery and hard-hitting offense with a unique collective persona that made them both hated and beloved over their careers.

Outside of Tag Sciences Faculty, both men had success in other tag teams.  Most impressively, Tatum was a member of Assisted Suicide with Rawskillz.  That team held several championships in the CWF and TRCW before entering PCW where they had a jaw-dropping Ladder Match against Perfect Balance at Commencement of Cool.  Their 2007 reunion saw them engage in many incredible bouts with the best duos of the day and narrowly miss capturing a PCW Tag Team Championship.

Many people predicted Assisted Suicide would top this list, an exceptional level of respect for a duo who achieved the bulk of their success before entering PCW.

Angels was an early member of the legendary Team Impact in the CWF and entered PCW teaming with Dean Richtor as The Regulators where they had a great feature match at the initial Boiling Point against Kenny Omega & Mentallo and faced the Road Warriors the night before in Brandon, Mb.

Angels had a fourth PCW Tag Team Championship reign with his manager Vinko.

Individually, both men rank among the greatest singles competitors in PCW history with remarkable resumes of excellence.   Tatum & Angels are arguably the most decorated singles wrestlers to achieve such lofty tag team success in the company.

 

Both men were PCW Heavyweight Champion & Canadian Champion.   

 

Mike Angel's first reign on top came by defeating Mentallo at the 5th Anniversary Spectacular in front of a sold out crowd at the LID Nightclub.  While Mentallo was beloved, the fans serenaded Angels with a standing ovation for his victory and he quickly became one of the most popular wrestles in PCW history.

His 329 day reign, 6th longest of all time, came to en end at the hands of Kenny Omega.   Angels regained the PCW Heavyweight Championship 35 days later before once again losing to Omega who went on to hold the gold for 1085 days.  

Angels' feud with Omega was one of the most hotly contested PCW had ever seen and spanned years.  In addition to their trading of the PCW Championship, they engaged in a world-famous "Cottage Country Match" that led to Angels' touring Japan in the summer of 2008.

The feud continued over the years as Tag Sciences Faculty faced The Experience (Omega & Chris Stevens) numerous times.  TSF's final PCW Tag Team Championship reign began March 15th, 2014 when they defeated The Old School Outlaws (Steve Corino & Adam Knight) to begin their 350 day sting as titlists.  

In addition to holding the PCW Championship, Chad Tatum was the 2nd ever PCW Junior Heavyweight Champion, capturing the gold from former partner Rawskillz in his hometown of Brandon, Mb in 2002.

In 2008, Tatum ended AJ Sanchez' 420 reign as PCW Canadian Champion, embarking on his own record-setting 574 day title reign!  That made Tatum one of only three Grand Slam Champions (holders of Four main PCW titles) in company history!

He added a second Canadian title reign in 2016, holding the gold for 216 days, never being beaten and retiring as champion in an historic moment.  Although retired, Tatum made a surprise appearance one month later to team with then-PCW Heavyweight Champion Jackie "The Jet" Lee to face Omega & Stevens.  To cap an exceptional career, Tatum pinned Kenny to win the match for his team.

Bringing these two men together in the first place was their early manager, the brilliant and magnificent Vinko The Ukrainian Sex Machine.  Undoubtedly, Vinko contributed in large part to their success, instilling in Angels & Tatum a desire to achieve greatness their way.

And achieve they did.  For their longevity, talents and success as a duo and in singles competition, their popularity and loyalty & commitment to PCW and its fans, Mike Angels & Chad Tatum have now added one more well-deserved accolade to their long list of accomplishments.

Tag Sciences Faculty are the Greatest Tag Team in PCW history!

#2: Team Impact

Anderson Tyson Moore(ATM) & Robby Royce

Even in the #2 spot, this might be the most controversial item on the Greatest Tag Teams list, as many people will have Team Impact as a clear-cut #1.  And who could argue with them?

It's true that Team Impact has been synonymous with tag team excellence for over two decades and its widely believed that this incarnation - Robby Royce & ATM - are the best of the various combinations.  Certainly they are the most decorated by a wide margin.

Royce & ATM held the PCW Tag Team Championship a record-setting four times for 383 total days.  Their initial reign kicked off PCW's Monthly Show Era and might have been their most impressive as they defeated such talented duos such as M-Assignment, Southern Comfort, Assisted Suicide, Omega & Hardy and more.  

Two of their four reigns were lengthy while two were rather short.  But their final reign began in, perhaps, the most glorious fashion of all - defeating The Suicide Kings, Kenny Omega & Donny Dicaprio and current WWE-Superstars Kevin Owens & Sammy Zayn in a remarkable Fatal Four Way contest!

Their team synergy and pure tag team-iness is unparalleled and their success as a duo crossed promotional bounds as they took their talents to various companies, even in the midst of their PCW dominance. 

 

Both hated and beloved during their careers, they were always respected, winning an unprecedented four straight Tag Team of the Year awards!

Individually, Royce is considered one of the greatest wrestlers ever to grace Manitoba's wrestling scene.  With multiple heavyweight championships in the CWF, RME, ICW, TRCW & CWE to go along with his two PCW Heavyweight Championships and the NWA North American Championship (for which he defeated Steve Corino to ignite their decade-long feud), there aren't many better resumes in the game.

ATM, trained by Don Callis, had a 154 day reign as PCW Canadian Champion before joining CWE and winning their Heavyweight title.  His return to PCW saw him seemingly win the one title to allude him - the PCW Heavyweight Championship - in his first match back...a result that was later over-turned in a controversial decision.

Remarkably, Team Impact appears on this list three different times with three different partners but the common denominator in all three selections is the inclusion of Royce who would rank highly on any list of best individual tag team wrestlers.  Incredibly, he held the PCW Tag Team Championship seven times with four different partners (Alex Rain, JP Kaos, Darren Dalton & ATM).

Team Impact continues to be active today and any further success might eliminate all arguments and cement them atop everyone's list as the greatest duo of all time.

We said the top three might be too close to call.  But undoubtedly Team Impact belongs.

Team Impact - Robby Royce & ATM - are a Top Three Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#3: The Experience

Kenny Omega & Chris Stevens

What more needs to be said about this duo than they held the PCW Tag Team Championship three times for a total of 448 days (and 1.5 hours), hold two of the top six longest reigns of all time and one of the team members happens to be the best wrestler on the planet?

Kenny Omega & Chris Stevens combine talent and personality in a way rivaled by very few teams in this industry.  When The Experience appears, fans know the match will be exceptional, dramatic, hilarious and highly entertaining!

Stevens may be over-shadowed by his famous partner but he more than holds his own as an in-ring talent.  Considered by many to be the best wrestler never to win the heavyweight championship, "The Canadian Idol" was a top contender from the day he debuted with PCW and one of the most talented "Total Packages" in company history.  

Trained by Don Callis, Stevens combined a world-class work-rate, charisma, mic skills, physique and personality and had memorable matches and feuds with a plethora of opponents.  He was also a part of another tremendous tag team, The Dynasty, where he and Ronnie Attitude had a brief reign as tag champions.

For his part, Omega excelled in tag team wrestling almost as much as singles competition.  He was a member of excellent duos with Mentallo, Nate Hardy & Rawskillz, where, as The Dream Team, they won the PCW Tag Team Championship.

Kenny held the PCW Heavyweight Championship a record-setting four different times, including a mind-blowing (and record) 1085 days.  While competing in PCW, Omega signed with New Japan Pro Wrestling where he held the IWGP Junior, Intercontinental, United States and World's Heavyweight Championships.

The Experience are collectively an act that could appear in any promotion, on any stage, anywhere in the world.  Winnipeg's Best Kept Secret, the Omega/Stevens pairing could top this list and garner little argument from industry insiders or fans alike and if Kenny's international schedule allowed for him to appear for home-town PCW more often, they surely would!

The Experience are a Top Three greatest tag team in PCW history!

#4: The Whoresmen

Chris Raine & "Mr Amazing" Shaun Houston

Perhaps unfamiliar to many current PCW fans, The Whoresmen - "Mr Amazing" Shaun Houston & Chris Raine - are undeniably one of the greatest duos of all time.

They are two-time former PCW Tag Team Champions for a total of 238 days, all of it during PCW's Weekly Show Era.  They had more successful title defenses than almost any other team and faced more past or future Heavyweight Champions in tag team competition than perhaps any other duo.

At times, their supreme confidence made them hated.  At other times, their incredible athleticism made them fan favorites.  For a time, even as the men boo'ed, women would fight each other for the opportunity to climb in the ring to experience The Amazing Moment - rubbing lotion all over Houston's body!

Raine & Houston were best friends since childhood and that gave them a synergy unlike most other teams.  But both men moved seamlessly between tag team wrestling and singles matches.

Raine also held the PCW Canadian Championship, most impressively doing so while also holding the PCW Tag Team Championship, making him the first dual title holder in company history.

Houston defeated Rawskillz to capture the PCW Junior Heavyweight Championship during the golden age of that title and had a second PCW Tag Team Championship reign with "Red Hot" Ryan Wood in 2008.

They were also key members of the Four Whorsemen, a Shane Madison-led super-clique that dominated PCW for a time.

The Whoresmen are the fourth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#5: Team Flex Appeal

Mike McSugar & Michael Clark with Vinko

We're into the final five and the remaining teams on our Greatest list are so comparable, it's almost too close to call.  They all have a plethora of accomplishments and accolades and many different reasons for their inclusion near the top.  We could declare it a five-way tie, but no one wants that.  So today, number five:

Team Flex Appeal hold the all-time record for longest PCW Tag Team Championship reign of 545 days, all the more impressive since it was their one and only time as champion.  The next three teams on the all-time cumulative days list required multiple reigns to even approach Flex Appeals incredible mark.

Perhaps even more impressive, McSugar & Clark were the High Impact Wrestling tag team champions when they defeated the London Dynasty to capture the PCW Tag Team Championship and the GoldDragon Tag Team title, the first duo to hold three championships simultaneously!

Team Flex Appeal defended their championships all over Central Canada.  It is, perhaps, their extremely busy schedule that holds them back from an even higher ranking on this list as they could not appear for PCW as often as some would like.  When McSugar was on tour, Clark even enlisted the amazing Gisele Shaw to temporarily defend the gold.

However, Team Flex Appeal's tag team prowess is almost unmatched and they were one of the most popular tandems in PCW history.

As individuals, both men have won numerous championships across Canada.

In Manitoba, Flex Appeal was represented by the incomparable Vinko, The Ukrainian Sex Machine, a man very familiar with great tandems (and a name you'll read again on this list).

Team Flex Appeal is the fifth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#6: MVP

"Vicious" Donny Dicaprio & "Playboy" Will Damon

MVP - "Playboy" Will Damon & "Vicious" Donny Dicaprio - might be the most historically significant tag team on this list, for reasons that far exceeds their obvious in-ring success.

With a PCW Tag Team Championship reign of 280 days, their inclusion on this list is a no-brainer.  But it's their accomplishments before winning the gold that truly set them apart.

When professional wrestling went from the child-oriented community centre era to the high drama, high athleticism smart adult era it was for two reasons - 1) Team Impact tearing the house down at Le Rendezvous and 2) MVP tearing the house down at The Palladium Nightclub.

As far as legendary and important venues to local wrestling go, there might be none greater than The Palladium which was widely referred to as The House that MVP Built. 

 

Damon & Dicaprio's rare-for-the-time combination of professional look, physiques, attire, presentation and ability to create deafening disdain from the audience made them the clear draw for a new era of wrestling fan.  And it was on their backs that PCW was formed as they, along with the incredible junior division, drove the early success of the company. 

With MVP partner "Mecca" Shane Madison, they formed one of the greatest super-cliques of all time.  The night Madison joined the group, the audience nearly rioted with venue security being required to restrain the crowd.

 

Dicaprio would add a second PCW Tag Team Championship to his resume with partner Rawskillz as The Elite.   Damon would add a second reign with tag team partner "Sweet" Bobby Schink in 2018!

Individually, Dicaprio was a perennial contender for every singles championship and became one of the most decorated grapplers, wrestlers and MMA fighters from Winnipeg with several appearances in major tournaments around the world. 

 

Often considered the strong silent member of the team, he broke out with charisma of his own, highlighted by his serenading MVP to "Think It Over" before breaking up, his "Karaoke Cup" effort and his antics as part of Kenny Omega's "Experience".

Damon would add a PCW Heavyweight Championship to his long list of accomplishments, ending Omega's record-setting 1085 day reign in an impromptu match.  His greatest accolade, however, might be main eventing PCW's debut event, Commencement of Cool, against "Latino Heat" Eddie Guerrero, an event that still holds the modern Manitoba Indy Wrestling attendance record of over 1750 fans.

MVP is the sixth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#7: Mentallo & Antonio Scorpio

The recipe here is simple: Two of the most decorated singles competitors of all time combined forces to form one of the most successful Tag Teams of all time!

Mentallo & Antonio Scorpio are two of only three Grand Slam Champions in PCW history - holders of the PCW Junior, Canadian, Tag Team & Heavyweight Championships.  That truly historic honor cements their individual legacies in the annals of history.

But to be a truly great tandem, two singles must form a cohesive, synergistic and successful tag team.  Mentallo & Scorpio did just that.

With two PCW Tag Team Championship reigns for a combined length of 182 days, they certainly qualify, especially as their reigns came during PCW's Weekly Show Era.  

On top of that, their greatest accomplishment might not have been the championships, but what they did with them - their first reign came as PCW was invaded by rival CWF.  Mentallo & Scorpio stepped up to defend the company against the likes of Ernie Todd, Rob Stardom & the legendary "Pitbull" Kerry Brown!

Their tag team resume also includes a third reign by Mentallo, teaming with Tyler Colton and a third by Scorpio teaming with Nate Hardy.

Their Mentor/Protege relationship created an obvious synergy but they were both first among equals in this tandem.  If they teamed today, it would be considered a bonafide dream team.  Their historic singles accolades combined with their tag team success put them near the top of any list of best ever!

Mentallo & Antonio Scorpio are the seventh Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#8: The Elite

Rawskillz & "Vicious" Donny Dicaprio

What happens when you take two members of legendary tag teams and put them together?  You get The Elite - Rawskillz & "Vicious" Donny Dicaprio!

In early 2005, Robby Royce assembled a super-clique to rival even his own Team Impact, bringing Antonio Scorpio, Rawskillz & Dicaprio together as The Elite Squad.

Skillz & Dicaprio quickly won the PCW Tag Team Championship from the Whoresmen on March 3rd 2005, the same night their Elite cohort Scorpio won the Canadian title, and held them for an impressive 103 days!

Individually, both men were well known for their in-ring talent and there was perhaps no two better technical masters on this list.

Rawskillz is widely considered the most decorated champion in PCW history with a plethora of championships including three PCW Junior championships, two PCW Heavyweight Championships, the man who unified the PCW, ICW, TRCW and NWA Canadian X Division Championships and retired the Open Rules title.

Rawskillz was the top guy during arguably the top period for PCW.

He won three PCW Tag Team Championships with three different partners, none of whom was Chad Tatum, his partner in the legendary Assisted Suicide.  Undeniably, Skillz was one of the greatest tag team wrestlers of all time.

Dicaprio added a long reign as PCW Tag Team Champion with Will Damon in MVP and, most importantly, helped make history in 2001 & 2002 as the ascension of hard-hitting, athletic, dramatic wrestling that appealed to an adult audience was largely due to the work of MVP.

Skuillz & Dicaprio were finally unseated for the gold by Mike Angels & Chad Tatum, launching the amazing career of the legendary Tag Sciences Faculty

The Elite are the eighth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#9: The London Dynasty

David London & Leo London

The current PCW Tag Team Champions, as of this writing, the London Dynasty - brothers Leo & David - have held the gold a record four different times for a cumulative total of 310 days (and 3 minutes)!

Perhaps hurting their standing somewhat is the fact that two of the four shortest reigns belong to the London's, including a shocking 3 minute PCW Tag Team Championship reign, the result of a Golden Ticket cash-in by "Sweet" Bobby Schink.

But they've been one of the most prolific tandems of the Monthly Show Era, often meeting and defeating the very best teams including Kenny Omega & Chris Stevens, Tag Sciences Faculty, Team Flex Appeal and Blaze & Dick.

Individually, Leo & David are talented but have been primarily a unit although Leo has an impressive reign as NXW Champion and David was Steeltown Pro Wrestling champion.  As brothers, their synergy and cohesiveness is unmatched.  They've competed all over Central Canada and held various tag team championships.

Impressively, Leo has a fifth PCW Tag Team Championship reign with James Beaver and a non-title victory over PCW Heavyweight Champion Jackie Lee!

Mostly hated by the fans, the London's are committed to winning at all costs.  Not just sneaky, Leo & David are sneaky good, often rising to their level of their opponents and the challenge at hand.  They're consumed with being recognized as the greatest duo of all time and are intent on rising on this list.  As members of the Gentlemen's Club, they have the "back up" to ensure their long-term success.

The London Dynasty are the ninth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#10: The Suicide Kings

Nate Hardy & Marty Labossier

If victory is only as sweet as the thrill of the chase, the Suicide Kings - Nate Hardy & Marty Labossier - had two very sweet reigns as PCW Tag Team Champions!

Nate & Marty were initially dismissed as simply young pretty boys, but their intense feud with Team Impact throughout 2008 & 2009 showed them to be as tough as anyone.  They engaged in several hardcore matches, TLC and multi-man contests and faced some of the very best, including a thrilling match that included Kevin Owens & Sammy Zayn!

Their 267 days combined as champions is good for sixth all time on the cumulative list and their first reign of 204 days is the 9th longest in history.

The young Labossier learned quickly from Hardy and they two combined speed, agility and quick striking.  Were it not for a serious back injury, Marty had the potential for a tremendous career.

Individually, Nate was one of the best homegrown superstars in PCW.  He won the Canadian Championship on three separate occasions, a record he holds with Jay Walker, and competed for the PCW Heavyweight Championship several times.

Hardy also teamed extensively with Kenny Omega (as well as feuded with him), forming one of the best duos to never capture the gold as well as forming a great young tandem with Jon Cutler.

The Suicide Kings are the tenth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#11: Team Impact

"Showtime" Robby Royce & Darren "The Bomb" Dalton

The second entry on this list for duos named Team Impact, that amazing fact proves the super-clique was one of the all time greats.

This incarnation of Team Impact - "Showtime" Robby Royce & Darren "The Bomb" Dalton ran roughshod over PCW when they beat Shock & AWE (Stefan Epic & Danny Duggan) for the Tag Team Championship on June 8th 2006.  

Dalton & Royce had one of the highest successful title defence counts on the list during their 105 day reign, routinely beating such notable tandems as Assisted Suicide, The Big Sexy Beats, various incarnations of M-Assignment, Shock & AWE and many more!

Closer than brothers, the two veterans had long been a unit, dominating the CWF & TRCW before conquering PCW during the highly competitive Weekly Show Era.

Dalton had another tag team reign with partner Spyder while Royce won the PCW gold 7 times with four different partners, an unparalleled feat.  In addition, both men had multiple tag title reigns in many promotions over the years.

As singles competitors, Royce is one of the best ever, holding the PCW Heavyweight Championship twice to go with numerous ICW, TRCW, CWF and CWE titles and defeated Steve Corino to capture the NWA North American Championship!

Dalton teamed with Adam Knight in the main event  of the inaugural Boiling Point, facing the legendary Road Warriors in front of over 1200 fans!  He was a perennial top contender to the PCW Heavyweight Championship throughout his career, a PCW original and one of the true foundational talents that helped put the promotion on the map!

Team Impact - Robby Royce & Darren Dalton - are the eleventh Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#12: The Old School Outlaws

"King of Old School" Steve Corino & "Outlaw" Adam Knight

Any time a tandem includes a multiple-time former World's Heavyweight Champion, they will rank highly.  Combine that with a veteran the caliber of "Outlaw" Adam Knight and you've got one of the best tag teams of all time.

The Old School Outlaws - Knight & Steve Corino - defeated two of the most decorated tandems in promotion history - The Experience & Tag Sciences Faculty -  to capture the PCW Tag Team Championship!  Though Corino's intense schedule prevented them from making many defenses, their reign of 364 days is second only to Team Flex Appeal's record-setting mark of 545.

Synergistically, Knight & Corino wrestled a similar style, hit similarly hard, moved similarly fast and embraced an old school mentality.  

Individually, they are almost unmatched on this list.  Corino is a former ECW, NWA & AWA World's Heavyweight Champion to go with his slew of titles from a career that spanned the globe.

Knight is undoubtedly one of the most revered wrestlers ever produced by the Canadian Independent scene holding numerous titles including the TRCW, CWE and PCW Heavyweight Championships.  He held the PCW Canadian Championship twice and won the tag team title two other times with partner "Enforcer" JP Kaos!

Had Knight & Corino been able to team more frequently, the sky was definitely the limit for a tandem with the chance to be an international revelation.

The Old School Outlaws are the twelfth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#13: Southern Comfort

"Enforcer" JP Kaos & "Outlaw" Adam Knight

Perhaps one of the more unlikely duos on the list, "Outlaw" Adam Knight & "Enforcer" JP Kaos formed Southern Comfort and quickly became one of the best duos in PCW History!

They exploded into the history books by beating Team Impact for the PCW Tag Team Championship in a Total Annihilation Match, their first of two reigns for a combined total of 112 days.

Together, they employed a style best described as speak softly and kick ass.  While Knight held the PCW Tag Team Championship on a third occasion with Steve Corino, Kaos quietly became one of the most prolific tag team wrestlers ever.  "The Enforcer" won five PCW Tag Team Championships with four different partners, one of the most impressive accomplishments of all time.

Individually, Knight was one of the all-time greats, capturing the PCW Heavyweight Championship and Canadian Championship twice each, as well as holding the top gold in TRCW and CWE.

Kaos was a two-time former PCW Canadian Champion and challenged for the heavyweight title several times.

Long resumes with an even longer list of defeated victims, Knight & Kaos were highly regarded and many people still hope for a reunion today!

Southern Comfort are the thirteenth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#14: Blaze N' Dick

William Jennings Blaze & Richard Blood

Fans were shocked when, on July 16th 2016 Billy Blaze & Dick Blood attacked Team Flex Appeal, signalling their invasion into PCW!

In very short order, Blaze & Blood established themselves as one of the all-time great duos, making history and leaving a trail of broken bodies in their wake.

When they won the PCW Tag Team Championship, they went on a quest for belts across Canada, simultaneously holding four different promotions' titles.  Their 210 day reign as PCW champs was the 7th longest reign of all time.

As a duo, their success across promotional bounds is almost unmatched.  Individually, the both had success as singles competitors, Blood holding the RME Heavyweight Championship several years ago and Blaze competing for numerous championships.

Billy Blaze & Dick Blood are the fourteenth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

 

#15: Perfect Balance

Moses Luke & The Big O

Perfect Balance - Moses Luke & The Big O - would be deserving of recognition on this list simply by virtue of the historical nature of their accomplishments.  But they were so much more than that.

As one of the feature duos in TRCW in 2001, Perfect Balance helped create the scenario for PCW's creation.  Moses & O were original invitees to PCW cemented the new promotion as Winnipeg's finest with an incredible TLC match against Assisted Suicide at Commencement of Cool, a match watched live by Eddie Guerrero who remarked "I have to follow this?" 

 

It was no surprise when, on July 10th 2003, Perfect Balance won a battle royale to become the first ever PCW Tag Team Champions!

They immediately defeated Assisted Suicide in their first defense but lost the championship to The Dynasty (Chris Stevens & Ronnie Attitude) after only fourteen days. 

 

However, they quickly regained the titles for their second reign and finished with a cumulative total of 70 days as champion and defended against all comers in the Weekly Show Era!

One of the longest-tenured duos, the opposites-attract nature of Moses & O gave them a unique synergy.

Luke would earn two more PCW Tag Team Championship reigns, one with Sabertooth and one with EZ Ryder as well as being a former RME Champion.

Perfect Balance are the fifteenth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#16: The Big Sexy Beasts

Kevin Chevy & AJ Sanchez

The Big Sexy Beasts - AJ Sanchez & Kevin Chevy - burst upon the local scene as mainstays of River City Wrestling.  Combining huge size with jaw-dropping agility, they did moves in the ring that men half their size couldn't do.

Their 49 day reign as PCW Tag Team Champions was exemplified by victories over such tandems as Southern Comfort, Team Impact and more!  The BSB's promising reign came to an abbreviated end when they were stripped of the gold after Chevy abruptly left the promotion.

When they returned to PCW, they went their separate ways.  Sanchez became one of the best singles competitors in the Province, setting a then-record as PCW Canadian Champion for 420 days and adding a PCW  & CWE Heavyweight Championship to his resume as well.  

Chevy would form an excellent team with "Stefan Epic" Don Douglas, capturing the PCW Tag Team Championship as the Fabulous Creebirds and was also tantalizing close to achieving his significant potential.

The Big Sexy Beasts are the sixteenth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#17: Los Aprendices de Mentallo

Nate Hardy & Antonio Scorpio

The commonality between Antonio Scorpio & Nate Hardy was the historic fact that they were the first two students to train with PCW and were trained by the legendary Mentallo, adding a heavy weight of pressure to two young men with skys-the-limit potential.

And reach those lofty goals they certainly did.

Their 77 day reign as PCW Tag Team Champions boasted impressive victories over Southern Comfort, Team Impact and the Fabulous Creebirds!

From their time training together, Scorpio & Hardy knew each other well and worked together expertly, using their athletic & striking ability to overwhelm opponents.

 

Both men had two additional tag team titles on their resumes, Nate with Marty Labossier and Scorpio with Mentallo.

When Nate hit his stride, he combined agility, athleticism and skill with a devil-may-care offence and more heart than most.

Both men were former PCW Canadian Champions and Scorpio also held the PCW Heavyweight Championship and Junior Championship, making him a rare Grand Slam Champion and one of the most decorated competitors in the history of the promotion.

Nate Hardy & Antonio Scorpio are the seventeenth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#18: The Dream Team

Rawskillz & Kenny Omega

The sum of the parts of this tandem were two of the most decorated wrestlers in PCW history!  Put them together and you have a Dream Team - Kenny Omega & Rawskillz!

The team they beat, the Whoresmen, were insistent that no "makeshift tag team" could defeat them, but the abundance of talent on the Dream Team propelled them to victory.

Omega & Skillz held the PCW Tag Team Championship for 42 days, defeating MVP (Dicaprio & Madison), Nate Hardy & Mask of Honor and others before losing the gold back to Shaun Houston & Chris Raine.

The championship resumes of Omega & Skillz are almost too long to mention. 

 

As tag team wrestlers, Omega would add four additional titles with partner Chris Stevens while Skillz would end up as a three-time PCW Tag Team Champion, holding the gold with three different partners.

Individually, Skillz was considered the most decorated champion in PCW history, holding the Heavyweight Championship twice, the PCW Junior Championship three times, the NWA Canadian X Division title, the Open Rules Championship and unified the PCW, TRCW & ICW Heavyweight Championships!

Omega simply became the very best wrestler in the world. 

 

His 4 PCW Heavyweight Championships is a record as is his single reign of 1085 days.  He'd go on to dominate New Japan Pro Wrestling, capturing the IWGP Junior, Intercontinental, United States and World's Heavyweight Championships.

Singles glory kept Rawskillz & Kenny Omega from teaming for long, but had they remained a tandem, its likely they'd have shot to the top of this list.

The Dream Team is the eighteenth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#19: Team Impact

"Enforcer" JP Kaos & "Showtime" Robby Royce

Undoubtedly, Team Impact will be seen on this list again, but this incarnation of "Showtime" Robby R0yce & "Enforcer" JP Kaos was one of the very best!

Royce had responded to he and Alex Rain losing the PCW Tag Team Championship to Mentallo & Antonio Scorpio by recruiting Kaos in his effort to regain the gold.  They accomplished that goal on March 25th 2004, holding the title for 63 days.

Their reign was a busy one with both men maintaining a singles schedule as well and having qualified for the tournament to crown a new PCW Heavyweight Champion.  To that end, Kaos actually relinquished his spot in the tournament to "Outlaw" Adam Knight in return for Knight's help in ensuring Royce qualified.

The Outlaw/Enforcer relationship would later see them team up for two tag team championship's themselves.  

Individually, Royce is considered one of the greatest wrestlers ever to grace Manitoba's wrestling scene.  With multiple heavyweight championships in the CWF, RME, ICW, TRCW & CWE to go along with his two PCW Heavyweight Championships and the NWA North American Championship (for which he defeated Steve Corino to ignite their decade-long feud), there aren't many better resumes in the game.

Royce's accomplishments as a singles and tag team wrestler have been well documented but Kaos was often under-rated.  He held the PCW Tag Team Championship 5 times with 4 different partners, making him one of the most decorated tag team wrestlers in company history, and added two Canadian Championship reigns as well.

Team Impact lost the title in May to The Whoresmen, ushering in the historic PCW careers of Shaun Houston & Chris Raine.

Team Impact - Robby Royce & JP Kaos - are the nineteenth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

#20: The Fabulous Creebirds

Stefan Epic & Kevin Chevy

What happens when you take one member of two highly regarded duos like the Big Sexy Beasts and Shock & AWE?  You get the Fabulous Creebirds, a team that, in many ways, surpassed the exploits of the aforementioned.

Stefan Epic (then known as Don Douglas) & Kevin Chevy were both former PCW Tag Team Champions with Danny Duggan & AJ Sanchez respectively but as the Creebirds, they defeated legendary tandem Assisted Suicide (Chad Tatum & Rawskillz) to capture the vacant gold on July 19th 2007.

The victory came less than three weeks after Epic and Chevy embarrassed Tatum in his hometown of Brandon, defeating him in a handicapped match and dishing out a severe beating.

The Creebirds held the championship for 98 days before being defeated by Team Impact (Royce & ATM).

Both men were primarily tag team wrestlers but Chevy was highly regarded as a shockingly athletic big man while Epic would go on to compete for the PCW Canadian Championship and become a renowned Podcaster as proprietor of the Ever Sick Podcast!

The Fabulous Creebirds are the twentieth Greatest Tag Team in PCW History!

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