Friday, October 13, 2017

The Last Match: The Tag Teams of Arn Anderson

In this post we look The Last Match of The Tag Teams of Arn Anderson beginning with becoming and Anderson as a member of the Minnesota Wrecking Crew and concluding with his last Tag Team Championship reign with Paul Roma.

Ole Anderson
Billed as his nephew Arn took Gene's place as Ole's partner in The Minnesota Wrecking Crew.  The duo captured the NWA National Tag Team Championships and with Ric Flair and Tully Blanchard formed the Four Horseman.  The team broke up when Anderson was kicked out of the Horsemen.  The started teaming again in December 1989 when Arn returned to WCW after his run in the WWE and they would team again for a couple months before Ole retired.

First Match: April 13, 1985 Atlanta, Georgia
defeated Gene Ligon & Rocky King

Last Match: February 24, 1987 Rock Hill, South Carolina
defeated Johnny Ace & Tommy Angel

February 25, 1990 Wrestle War 1990 Baltimore, Maryland
defeated by NWA World Tag Team Champions: The Steiner Brothers: Rick & Scott

Tully Blanchard
As memebers of the Four Horsemen they began teaming after Arn's partnership with Ole ended when he was kicked out of the group.  The duo left WCW together joining the WWE where they took on Bobby "The Brain" Heenan as their manager.  Together they won two NWA World Tag Team Championships and one WWE World Tag Team Championships.  The team came to an end when they left the WWE and Anderson resigned with WCW.

First Match: June 28, 1987 NWA Rock Hill, South Carolina
defeated Dexter Wescott & Rikki Nelson

Last Match: November 5, 1989 WWE House Show Waukegan, Illinois
defeated by WWE Tag Team Champions: Demolition: Ax & Smash

"Living Legend" Larry Zbyszko
The veteran duo dubbed themselves The Enforcers and dominated the tag team division winning WCW World Tag Team Championships.  Their partnership was short lived but the made an lasting impact.

First Match: July 9, 1991 Tallahassee, Florida
defeated The Young Pistols: Steve Armstrong & Tracy Smothers

Last Match: December 14, 1991 Dublin, Ireland
defeated by "Natural" Dustin Rhodes & Bill Kazmaier

"Beautiful" Bobby Eaton
Just two weeks after ending his team with Zbyszko Anderson joined the Dangerous Alliance and began teaming with another tag team specialist in "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton.  Just three weeks later they captured the WCW World Tag Team Championships holding them for four months.

First Match: December 25, 1991 The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia
defeated by "Natural" Dustin Rhodes & Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat in a two out of three falls match

Last Match: November 18, 1992 Clash of the Champions XXI Macon, Georgia
defeated by Erik Watts & Kensuke Sasaki

Paul Roma
Roma joined the Horsemen at a time when other thought Tully Blanchard would be returning to the group.  His first match in almost two years teaming with Anderson.  Their team was short lived, as was this version of The Horsemen. 

First Match: June 7, 1993 WCW Saturday Night Atlanta, Georgia
defeated Don Brodie & Warren Quinn

Last Match: Octrober 6, 1993 WCW Saturday Night Atlanta, GA
defeated by "Stunning" Steve Austin & Paul Orndorff, this matched aired November 27, 1993

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