Pro Wrestling Illustrated makes waves every time they release a ranking list, and their recent revelation of the PWI Tag Team 100 has proven to be no exception. The publication named The Usos as the number one tag team of the year, followed by FTR and The Briscoes in the second and third spots.
The top ten tag teams of the year according to PWI are listed below:
1. The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) – WWE
2. FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) – AEW/ROH/NJPW/AAA
3. The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) – ROH/IMPACT Wrestling
4. Death Triangle (Penta El Zero Miedo, Rey Fenix, & PAC) – AEW
5. Hazuki & Koguma – STARDOM
6. RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Matt Riddle) – WWE
7. The OC (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) – WWE/IMPACT/NJPW
8. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) – AEW
9. The Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle) – NWA
10. Violence is Forever (Kevin Ku & Dominic Garrini) – Independent wrestling
The Usos Fired Back At Teams Criticizing Their Place In The PWI Tag Team 100
While many, including AEW’s Kenny Omega, took to social media to congratulate The Usos on their accomplishment, those holding the number two and three spots on the list weren’t too pleased with being ranked after the members of The Bloodline. FTR’s Dax Harwood and Jay Briscoe were both critical of the team, but the criticism doesn’t seem to be bothering the longest-reigning tag team in WWE history.
The Usos took to social media to respond to teams that question their place atop the list, calling them “salty.”
“A lot of Salty ass tag teams out there huh??…#WeTheOnes”
A lot of Salty ass tag teams out there huh??…#WeTheOnes
— The Usos (@WWEUsos) December 6, 2022
On the most recent episode of WWE Raw, The Usos defended their Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship against the makeshift team of Matt Riddle and Kevin Owens. Riddle was scheduled to team with Elias for his tag team title bout, but The Bloodline attacked The Drifter before Raw began, taking him out of action. Riddle revealed Owens as Elias’ replacement, saying that while he may not be fond of his new partner, they share a common enemy in The Bloodline, particularly following the events inside WarGames at WWE Survivor Series.
Full results from the December 5th episode of WWE Raw can be found here.