Best Friends (professional wrestling)

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Best Friends
Tag team
MembersChuck Taylor/Chuckie T.
Trent?/Beretta
Name(s)Best Friends
HeightsTaylor:
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Beretta:
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Combined
weight
406 lb (184 kg)[1][2]
DebutAugust 30, 2013[3]

Best Friends is a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Chuck Taylor, sometimes billed as Chuckie T, and Beretta, initially billed as Trent?. The team is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). They first formed in Pro Wrestling Guerilla where they were the winners of the 2014 Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament.

History[edit]

Pro Wrestling Guerilla (2013-present)[edit]

Chuck Taylor and Trent? first teamed on August 31, 2013 at the Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG) 2013 Battle of Los Angeles - Night Two alongside Joey Ryan, where they defeated the team of B-Boy, Tommaso Ciampa, and Willie Mack.[4] A string of victories followed, culminating in Taylor and Trent? defeating The Inner City Machine Guns to win the 2014 Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament on January 31.[5] They subsequently lost a match against The Young Bucks for the PWG World Tag Team Championship at PWG Mystery Vortex II on March 28, 2014.[6]

Ring of Honor (2017-2019)[edit]

Best Friends first appeared in Ring of Honor (ROH) on May 14, 2017, joined by Beretta's Roppongi Vice partner Rocky Romero, in a victory over Bullet Club's The Young Bucks and Adam Page.[7] On October 10, Chuckie T and Beretta won a match against The Addiction to become number one contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championship, but lost to defending champions The Motor City Machine Guns at Final Battle on December 15.[8][9]

New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2017-2019)[edit]

Best Friends made their debut for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) on the second day of the 2017 World Tag League on November 19, representing the Chaos stable.[10] They went on to score four wins and three losses in the tournament, failing to advance to the finals.[11] On February 7, 2019, their profiles were removed from NJPW website.[12]

All Elite Wrestling (2019-present)[edit]

On February 7, 2019, Best Friends appeared at an All Elite Wrestling (AEW) rally in Las Vegas and announced that they were joining AEW.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chuck Taylor". Chikara. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  2. ^ a b "profile 727". New Japan Pro-Wrestling Official Website. New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Matches << Best Friends << Tag Teams Database << CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". CAGEMATCH -The Internet Wrestling Database. Philip Kreikenbohm. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  4. ^ "2013 Battle of Los Angeles - Night Two". prowrestlingguerrilla.com. Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  5. ^ "PWG DDT4 2014". Cagematch. Philip Kreikenbohm. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Mystery Vortex II". prowrestlingguerilla.com. Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  7. ^ its999maggle. "Ring of Honor Wrestling Ep. 299 recap & review: TV Championship!". Cageside Seats. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  8. ^ Cook, Ryan. "Ring of Honor Episode 321 Results - Kenny King Defends his ROH Television title against Mark Briscoe, Best Friends vs The Addiction & More!". Fightful Wrestling. Shazzu, Inc. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  9. ^ Currier, Joseph. "ROH Final Battle 2017 live results: Cody vs. Dalton Castle". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Wrestling Observer. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  10. ^ "鉄拳Presents World Tag League 2017". New Japan Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  11. ^ "鉄拳Presents World Tag League 2017". New Japan Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  12. ^ https://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=123939
  13. ^ Gee Schoon Tong, Chris (2014-02-01). "Show results - 1/31 PWG DDT4 tournament: One-night tournament features Cole, Steen, Elgin, Trent, more, plus Chris Hero in #1 contender match (w/Roe's in-person tweets)". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-02-01.

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