Before we go to the countdown itself though here are the two rules I will follow in making this list:
1 - Only real life brothers will be included, no kayfabe. So The Andersons or The Valiants for example won't be included in this list.
2 - Only brothers that actually had a long tag-team run will be included. So you will not see The Guerreros in here because they are mainly prominent being singles wrestlers.
With that said, let's get this list going!
The Gilbert Brothers dominated in the Memphis area and were successful in capturing multiple tag-team belts! With their father; Tommy Gilbert on there side Eddie & Doug were pretty much a force to be reckoned with.
Not only did they wrestle in US but The Gilberts also competed around Europe & Japan. I know both were more successful as individuals but when The Gilberts team up they were always dominant!
Pretty much just like The Gilberts, the combination of Bret & Owen is always fun to see. Bret being the technician that he is while Owen is also a great technician, he was more a highflyer.
Bruce,Keith, and the late Dean also wrestled but they were mainly just stuck on their father's promotion; Stampede Wrestling. Bret & Owen would team up multiple times in their run on WWF and were mainly successful.
One of the most shocking heel turns happened to The Harts as well, Owen outta nowhere kicked his brother's Bret injured leg and thus a great sibling rivalry began! (Take note Bella Twins.)
Whether as a tag-team or as a faction with their brothers & brother-in-laws The Harts will always be one of the best brother tag-teams and families in general on the wrestling business!
The Wild Samoans
They are of course members of the prestigious Anoa'i wrestling family. Afa trained his brother Sika to become a pro wrestler and since then they have dominated the tag-team divisions of various promotions!
Afa & Sika would held 21 tag-team championships all over the world! They held tag-team belts on WWF,NWA,AWA,Stampede,and many more promotions around the globe. They held the WWF Tag-Team Championship 3x.
When both men retired in wrestling they became managers and later on Afa opened up The Wild Samoans Training Center and have trained many great wrestlers & legends such as; Batista,Junkyard Dog,Bam Bam Bigelow,Billy Kidman,and Paul Orndorff. There sons & nephews were also trained there such as Roman Reigns,Yokozuna,Rikishi,Umaga,Samu,and many more.
Afa & Sika are true legends of professional wrestling and don't get enough credit that they deserve!
The Briscoes & Young Bucks
Both tag-teams are sensations in various indie promotions right now most notably; Ring of Honor.
The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) began their careers in CZW and would later on go to ROH & PWG!
The Briscoes are 8-time ROH World Tag-Team Champions and Jay Briscoe has been a two-time ROH Champion.
They also went to Japan and wrestled for Pro Wrestling NOAH and held the tag-team belts there once as well.
Next up we got The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson.) The Young Bucks are currently working for ROH & NJPW, they also wrestled & held tag-team belts in other promotions such as PWG,Chikara,and Dragon Gate USA. During 2014 the brothers have held the ROH,PWG,and IWGP Tag-Team Championships all at once! They also wrestled in TNA for a short while and were known there as "Generation Me."
I would personally love to see both teams in the WWE since we are in dire need of some new & fresh tag-teams over there.
The Brisco Brothers
The Brisco Brothers would have a long heated rivalry with The Funks. They are probably best known for their individual careers as well with Jack being a 2x NWA Champion (back when the title still meant something!) Jerry is also probably best known for as being one of Mr. McMahons' "stooges" with Pat Patterson back in the Attitude Era.
But whenever they need to team up The Brisco Brothers never fail to entertain their fans! They were inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008. Sadly Jack passed away in 2010, Jerry is still with WWE working as a talent scout.
The Armstrongs (Scott,Brad,Steve,Brian)
The Colons (Primo & Carlito)
The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques & Raymond)
Gold & Stardust
Mil Mascaras & Dos Caras
The Mulkey Brothers (Bill & Randy)
The Usos (Jimmy & Jey)
The Vachons (Maurice & Paul)
The Von Erichs
According to their page on OWW The Von Erichs have pretty much held every title there is in Texas and rightfully so because they are probably the biggest wrestling family in Texas!
The trio of Kevin,David,and Kerry was great! There feud with The Fabulous Freebirds is one of the best rivalries of all time in pro wrestling history. In their individual careers they were also successful as well with Kerry being probably the most successful able to held the NWA World Championship and Intercontinental Championship (as Texas Tornado.)
Later on Mike & Chris went into the wrestling business as well but they weren't really that great in comparison to their older brothers.
Sadly a sort of "curse" would struck the family as tragedy after tragedy occured in The Von Erich household. David was the first to passed away after being found dead in his hotel room on Japan,Mike suffered toxic shock syndrome and because of this his wrestling ability declined causing him to commit suicide.
Kerry loss one of his legs in a motorcycle accident and would never be the same again after that and ended his own life as well, because of asthma and having brittle bones and being the smallest member of the family Chris is probably the least skilled out of the family and because of this he commited suicide.
Fritz would later die in 1997 after losing his battle against cancer. The older brother Kevin is the last surviving of The Von Erichs. Von Erichs definitely had their highs and lows but they are still some of the best ever!
Booker T & Stevie Ray have held the WCW Tag-Team Championships are whooping 10 times! For the most part of their tag-team run they were managed by Sister Sherri (Sherri Martel.) Harlem Heat dominated WCW's tag-team division for at least 6 years!
In terms of being individual wrestlers we all know Booker T was the most successful out of the two. On February 2015 The Harlem Heat wrestled their final tag-team match together in Booker T's promotion; Reality of Wrestling in Houston,Texas where they defeated in the New Heavenly Bodies for the ROW Tag-Team Championships!
They would later vacate the belts.
Booker T is still currently signed to the WWE as a commentator and was inducted onto the Hall of Fame in 2013. Stevie Ray is also currently signed to the WWE under a Legends Contract.
Terry & Dory Jr. started out young in the wrestling business with their dad; Dory Funk Sr. training them to become two of the greatest legends in the business!
Whether it's on their hometown; Texas or on other countries such as Japan The Funks won belts after belts! They were able to held 8 different tag-team championships mainly for NWA. As individuals we all know both of them were very successful!
Terry became one of the best hardcore wrestlers while Dory mainly found success in Japan! They've held multiple retirement shows already (mainly Terry, he had dozens of em) but they're still kicking ass to this day!
They are the first tag-team to win the WWF,WCW,and IWGP Tag-Team Championships in pro wrestling history. After having a successful run in their amateur days on University of Michigan they went to NWA and instantly became attractions for their mixed technique,power,speed,and agility! Later on they would also go to WWF,ECW,NJPW,and return in NWA when it was re-branded as WCW.
There was no other tag-team like The Steiners and while they may have disbanded in 1998 they were reunited a couple of times in the indies and even on TNA! Rick has now retired in wrestling while Scott is still giving it a go.
The Hardy Boyz
The Hardy Boyz literally started from the bottom as jobbers from North Carolina breaking there way into the business and become one of the greatest tag-teams of all time! They have held a total of 8 World Tag-Team Championships, becoming a 6x World Tag-Team Champions in WWE and 1x Tag-Team Champs in WCW & TNA.
The Hardys rose to fame due to their highflying abilities which amazed the crowd. Of course they also had one of the best feuds of all time against The Dudley Boyz and Edge & Christian with their amazing TLC matches! Definitely a must-see match before you die.
Jeff & Matt are best known for their successful runs in WWE since the Attitude Era days. But they would also be successful on other promotions such as TNA. They are also pretty successful in their individual careers with Jeff becoming the WWE Champion once and becoming a 4x TNA Champion. Matt would also win other belts and even become a TNA Champion... the worst TNA Champion for that matter (but that's for another blog itself!)
Anyways in my opinion, The Hardy Boyz still remain as the greatest brother tag-team in the history of pro wrestling!
If you think I miss any other great brother tag-teams make sure to leave it down the comments below.
Also a reminder, were only 7 days away till the biggest list of MWC is coming!
December 19 - Top 100 Greatest Wrestlers of ALL TIME!