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The PWI Tag Team of the Year Award, given yearly since 1972 by professional wrestling magazine Pro Wrestling Illustrated, recognizes the best tag team of the year as voted by readers of the magazine. The Road Warriors (Animal & Hawk) have won a record 4 times.

Award winners and runners-up

Year Winners First runner-up Second runner-up Third runner-up
1972 Dick the Bruiser and The Crusher . . .
1973 Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens . . .
1974 Jimmy and Johnny Valiant . . .
1975 Gene and Ole Anderson . . .
1976 The Executioners (#1 and #2) Gene and Ole Anderson Chief Jay Strongbow and Billy White Wolf Jimmy and Johnny Valiant
1977 Gene and Ole Anderson Prof. Tanaka and Mr. Fuji Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell Ric Flair and Greg Valentine
1978 Ricky Steamboat and Paul Jones The Yukon Lumberjacks (Yukon Eric and Yukon Pierre) Mike Graham and Steve Keirn Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell
1979 Ivan Putski and Tito Santana Jerry and Johnny Valiant Paul Jones and Baron Von Raschke The Spoiler and Mark Lewin
1980 Jimmy Snuka and Ray Stevens Mr. Wrestling and Mr. Wrestling II The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika) Verne Gagne and Mad Dog Vachon
1981 The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy) Rick Martel and Tony Garea Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell
1982 Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy) Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen
1983 The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) Kerry, Kevin, David Von Erich and Mike Von Erich The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy) Jack and Jerry Brisco
1984 The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) Kerry, Kevin, David Von Erich and Mike Von Erich The Fabulous Ones (Stan Lane and Steve Keirn) Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson)
1985 The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) Ted DiBiase and Steve Williams Ivan and Nikita Koloff The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid)
1986 Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid) The Midnight Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty)
1987 The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson)
1988 The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) Demolition (Ax and Smash) The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard)
1989 The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard) Demolition (Ax and Smash) The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin)
1990 The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott Steiner) Demolition (Ax and Smash) Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed) The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal)
1991 The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott Steiner) Jeff Jarrett and Robert Fuller
1992 Terry Gordy and Steve Williams The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott Steiner) Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes
1993 The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott Steiner) The Hollywood Blonds (Steve Austin and Brian Pillman) Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster) The Heavenly Bodies (Tom Prichard and Stan Lane)
1994 The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) The Headshrinkers (Samu and Fatu) The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock) The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson)
1995 Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart Gunn) Owen Hart and Yokozuna The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott Steiner)
1996 Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) The Eliminators (Perry Saturn and John Kronus) The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott Steiner) The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustapha Saed)
1997 The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott Steiner) The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) Lex Luger and The Giant
1998 The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) Sabu and Rob Van Dam Mankind and Kane Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane)
1999 Kane and X-Pac The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy) The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray)
2000 The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy) Edge and Christian The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark)
2001 The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) Brothers of Destruction (Undertaker and Kane) The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy) The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Faarooq)
2002 Billy and Chuck Booker T and Goldust 3 Minute Warning (Rosey and Jamal) Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit
2003 Team Angle (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm) The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) Los Guerreros (Eddie and Chavo Guerrero)
2004 America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm) La Résistance (Sylvain Grenier and Robert Conway) The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) Charlie Haas and Rico
2005 MNM (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro) The Naturals (Chase Stevens and Andy Douglas) Road Warrior Animal and Heidenreich America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm)
2006 A.J. Styles and Christopher Daniels Paul London and Brian Kendrick D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels and Triple H) Big Show and Kane
2007 Paul London and Brian Kendrick The Team 3D (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark Briscoe) Deuce 'n Domino
2008 Beer Money, Inc. (Robert Roode and James Storm) John Morrison and The Miz Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase The Latin American Xchange (Homicide and Hernandez)
2009 The Team 3D (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) Beer Money, Inc. (Robert Roode and James Storm) Chris Jericho & The Big Show D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels and Triple H)
2010 The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin) The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith) Kings of Wrestling (Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero) Beer Money, Inc. (Robert Roode and James Storm)
2011 Beer Money, Inc. (Bobby Roode and James Storm) Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) Air Boom (Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston) Kings of Wrestling (Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero)
2012 Kofi Kingston and R-Truth Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane) Samoa Joe and Magnus
2013 The Shield (Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) Cody Rhodes and Goldust Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane) ReDRagon (Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish)
2014 The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) The Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards) Gold and Stardust (Goldust and Stardust)
2015 The New Day

See also

Pro Wrestling Illustrated
Current PWI Adwards
Wrestler of the Year Tag Team of the YearMatch of the YearFeud of the YearMost Popular Wrestler of the YearMost Hated Wrestler of the YearMost Improved Wrestler of the YearMost Inspirational Wrestler of the YearRookie of the YearStanley Weston AwardComeback of the YearWoman of the Year
Discontinued Awards
Manager of the YearMidget Wrestler of the YearAnnouncer of the Year

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