TAG TEAM PROFILES



[The APA Gallery]
Team: Acolytes or APA
(Acolytes Protection Agency)
Members: Bradshaw & Farooq
Debut: 1998
Finishing Move: Super Powerbomb
Favorite Moves: Double Spinebuster
Notable Feuds: The Dudley Boyz
X-Pac & Kane
The Hardy Boyz
The Dudley Boyz
The Right To Censor
The Holly Cousins
The New Age Outlaws
Edge & Christian
T&A (Test & Albert)
The Alliance
Benjamin/Haas
Rhyno
The Basham Brothers
Shaniqua

  • WWF Tag Team titles defeating X-Pac & Kane (May 31, 1999);
  • WWF Tag Team titles defeating The Hardy Boyz (July 25, 1999);
  • WWF Tag Team titles defeating The Dudley Boyz (July 9, 2001);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Southern Tag Team titles ();


  • World Wrestling Federation - The Acolytes (members of The Ministry of Darkness)
  • Farooq & Bradshaw teamed up to form the Acolytes, two followers of the Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness..
  • December 13, 1998 - Rock Bottom: The New Age Outlaws defeated Farooq & Bradshaw by DQ to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • February 1, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Roaddog & Al Snow in a Hardcore match..
  • February 15, 1999 - RAW: Ken Shamrock & Test & Big Bossman vs Mideon & The Acolytes ended in a No Contest..
  • March 22, 1999 - RAW: The Undertaker & Bradshaw & Farooq vs Test & Bossman & Ken Shamrock ended in a No Contest..
  • April 12, 1999 - RAW: Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart w/Debra defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) by DQ..
  • April 19, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) beat The Brood (Edge & Gangrel w/Christian) by DQ..
  • ~~~After the match, The Ministry punished the Acolytes for "failing" to take out the Brood..
  • April 25, 1999 - Backlash: The Ministry (Mideon & Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated The Brood (Gangrel & Edge & Christian)..
  • April 26, 1999 - RAW: Ken Shamrock vs Bradshaw ended in a No Contest after Farooq attacked Shamrock before the match..
  • May 3, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Mankind in a Handicap match with Hardcore rules..
  • May 10, 1999 - RAW: Farooq vs Bradshawended in a No Contest in a Lumberjack match (The Union served as Lumberjacks)..
  • May 16, 1999 - No Mercy in the UK: Farooq & Bradshaw & Viscera defeated The Brood (Gangrel & Edge & Christian)..
  • May 23, 1999 - Over The Edge: Test & Ken Shamrock & Big Show & Mankind beat The Acolytes & Viscera & Big Bossman..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Acolytes (Tag Team Champions)
  • May 31, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes defeated Kane & X-Pac with help from Shane McMahon to win the Tag Team titles!
  • June 7, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes defeated Edge & Gangrel with help from The Hardyz to retain the Tag Team titles!
  • June 14, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Kane in a Handicap match..
  • June 21, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes & Billy Gunn defeated Roaddog & X-Pac & Kane with The Acolytes title on the line..
  • ~~~Billy Gunn scored the pin, so he took one of the Tag Team title belts with him, claiming he was a tag champion!
  • June 28, 1999 - RAW: Bradshaw w/Farooq beat Billy Gunn to reclaim posession of his championship belt..
  • July 5, 1999 - RAW: The Hardy Boyz w/Michael Hayes defeated The Acolytes to win the Tag Team titles!!!!!
  • July 12, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) vs Hardcore Holly ended in a No Contest..
  • July 19, 1999 - RAW: The Hardyz defeated The Acolytes and Droz/Albert and Venis/Godfather in a 4-WAY to retain..
  • July 25, 1999 - Fully Loaded: The Acolytes (Farooq & Bradshaw) defeated The Hardy Boyz to win the titles!
  • July 26, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Edge & Christian to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • August 9, 1999 - RAW: Kane & X-Pac defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) to win the Tag Team titles!
  • August 16, 1999 - RAW: Kane & X-Pac defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • August 22, 1999 - Summerslam: The Acolytes (Farooq & Bradshaw) won a 6-Team Tag Team Turmoil match..
  • August 23, 1999 - RAW: The Undertaker & The Big Show vs The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) ended in a No Contest..
  • September 6, 1999 - RAW: Edge & Christian defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) in a #1 Contenders match..
  • September 9, 1999 - Smackdown!: Bradshaw w/Farooq vs Buh-Buh Ray Dudley w/DVon Dudley ended in a No Contest..
  • September 13, 1999 - RAW: D-Von Dudley w/Bubba Ray defeated Farooq w/Bradshaw in a Dudleyville Strap match ..
  • September 26, 1999 - Unforgiven: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba & DVon)..
  • September 30, 1999 - Smackdown!: Kane & X-Pac defeated The Acolytes and The Dudley Boyz in a 3-WAY..
  • October 4, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes defeated Kane & X-Pac and The New Age Outlaws and The Hollys in a 4-WAY..
  • October 11, 1999 - RAW: X-Pac defeated Farooq w/Bradshaw (X-Pac was trying to proove he could hold his own)..
  • October 14, 1999 - Smackdown!: The Acolytes (Farooq & Bradshaw) defeated Kane in a Handicap match..
  • October 17, 1999 - No Mercy: X-Pac defeated Kane and Bradshaw and Farooq in a 4-Corners Match..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Acolytes (Bar Room Brawlers)
  • October 18, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes were playing Poker with Curtis Hughes and aquired Howard Finkel from a bet!
  • ~~~The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Roaddog) defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq w/Howard Finkel)..
  • ~~~~~~Right at the beginning of the match, the top rope broke, but they worked a 10-minute match without it!
  • October 25, 1999 - RAW: Bradshaw & Farooq entered a local bar and got into a fight and destroyed the place!
  • November 11, 1999 - Smackdown!: The Big Bossman defeated Farooq to retain the Hardcore title..
  • November 14, 1999 - Survivor Series: The Godfather & DLo Brown & The Headbangers beat The Acolytes & The Dudleyz..
  • November 22, 1999 - RAW: Triple H vs The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) ended in a No Contest in a Handicap match..
  • December 12, 1999 - Armageddon: The Acolytes (Farooq & Bradshaw) won a "Tag Team Battle Royal"..
  • December 13, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated The Mean Street Posse..
  • December 20, 1999 - RAW: The Dudley Boyz defeated The Acolytes and Moolah & Mae Young in a 3-WAY..
  • December 27, 1999 - RAW: The Dudley Boyz defeated The Acolytes and Edge/Christian and DLo/Godfather in a 4-WAY...
  • December 30, 1999 - Smackdown!: Farooq defeated Buh-Buh Ray Dudley by Disqualification..
  • January 3, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes vs The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray & D-Von) ended in a No Contest..
  • January 6, 2000 - Smackdown!: Billy Gunn vs The Acolytes ended in a No Contest in a Handicap match..
  • January 10, 2000 - RAW: Degeneration defeated b Mankind & The Rock & The Acolytes in the main event..
  • January 13, 2000 - Smackdown!: The New Age Outlaws defeated The Acolytes to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • January 17, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes defeated X-Pac & Triple H by Disqualification..
  • January 23, 2000 - Royal Rumble: The New Age Outlaws defeated The Acolytes to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • January 24, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated The Godfather & D'Lo Brown..
  • February 7, 2000 - RAW: Hardcore & Crash Holly beat The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) in a Hardcore match..
  • February 21, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes & Mark Henry beat Hardcore Holly & Crash Holly & Viscera..
  • February 28, 2000 - RAW: The Hardy Boyz (Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy) defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • March 13, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Edge & Christian..
  • March 16, 2000 - Smackdown!: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Al Snow & Steve Blackman..
  • March 20, 2000 - RAW: Edge & Christian defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • March 27, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes vs The Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan ended in a No Contest..
  • April 13, 2000 - Smackdown!: The Rock & The Acolytes vs Triple H/Big Bossman/Bull Buchanan was a No Contest..
  • April 17, 2000 - RAW: Triple H & X-Pac & Road Dogg defeated Chris Jericho & The Acolytes..
  • April 30, 2000 - Backlash: The Big Bossman & Bull Buchanon defeated The APA (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • May 8, 2000 - RAW: Edge & Christian defeated The Acolytes by DQ to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • May 15, 2000 - RAW: Edge & Christian beat The Acolytes and The Hardy Boyz in a 3-WAY to retain..
  • June 5, 2000 - RAW: Hardcore Holly defeated Faarooq in a KOTR Qualifying Match..
  • June 26, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) won a Tag Team Battle Royal..
  • July 3, 2000 - RAW: Chris Jericho & The Acolytes defeated Road Dogg & X-Pac..
  • July 10, 2000 - RAW: Edge & Christian defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • July 17, 2000 - RAW: Chris Benoit & Edge & Christian defeated The Acolytes & The Rock..
  • July 23, 2000 - Fully Loaded: The Acolytes defeated Edge & Christian (Champs) by Disqualification..
  • July 31, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather..
  • August 3, 2000 - Smackdown!: Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • August 7, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes & Matt Hardy defeated The Big Show & Edge & Christian by Disqualification..
  • August 17, 2000 - Smackdown!: Crash Holly & The Acolytes defeated The Big Bossman & Kaientai..
  • August 21, 2000 - RAW: Triple H & Kurt Angle defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • August 28, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes & Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit & Test & Albert..
  • September 4, 2000 - RAW: The Dudley Boyz defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) in a Tables match..
  • September 7, 2000 - Smackdown!: The Acolytes defeated The Dudley Boyz in a Bar Room Brawl..
  • September 11, 2000 - RAW: Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • September 14, 2000 - Smackdown!: The Acolytes defeated Kane & Chris Benoit in an "Acolytes Rules" match..
  • September 21, 2000 - Smackdown!: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated The Goodfather & Bull Buchanan..
  • September 24, 2000 - Unforgiven: The RTC (Richards/Buchanan/Goodfather/Venis) beat The Acolytes & The Dudleyz..
  • October 5, 2000 - Smackdown!: Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather & Val Venis beat Eddie Guerrero & The Acolytes..
  • October 16, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated T&A (Test & Albert)..
  • December 11, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated T&A (Test & Albert)..
  • December 18, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes & Jacqueline defeated T&A (Test & Albert & Trish Stratus)..
  • December 25, 2000 - RAW: The Goodfather & Bull Buchanan defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • December 28, 2000 - Smackdown!: The Goodfather & Bull Buchanan defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..

    World Wrestling Federation - The APA
  • January 21, 2001 - Royal Rumble: Farooq entered at #4 (tossed by Hardyz) | Bradshaw entered at #16 (tossed by Taker)..
  • April 1, 2001 - Wrestlemania X7: The APA & Tazz defeated The RTC (Bull Buchanan/The Goodfather/Val Venis)..
  • The APA took leadership rolls in the Alliance Invasion of the World Wrestling Federation..
  • May 20, 2001 - Judgment Day: The APA participated in a Tag Team Turmoil match (won by Benoit & Jericho)..
  • June 24, 2001 - InVasion: The APA (Farooq & Bradshaw) defeated Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire..
  • July 9, 2001 - RAW: The APA (Farooq & Bradshaw) defeated The Dudley Boyz to win the WWF Tag Team titles..
  • August 19, 2001 - Summerslam: The Dudley Boyz & Test defeated The APA & Spike Dudley..
  • October 21, 2001 - No Mercy: The APA defeated Chris Kanyon & Hugh Morrus in a match shown on HEAT..
  • December 9, 2001 - Vengeance: The APA defeated Chuck Palumbo & Billy Gunn in a match shown on HEAT..
  • January 20, 2002 - Royal Rumble: Bradshaw entered at #4 (tossed by Goldust) | Farooq entered at #24 (tossed by Austin)..
  • February 17, 2002 - No Way Out: The APA (Farooq & Bradshaw) won a Tag Team Turmoil match..
  • Wrestlemania X-8 - Toronto Skydome: Billy & Chuck beat Hardyz and Dudleyz and APA to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • When the WWF Split into two brands, the APA are drafted to separate rosters and are forced to split up!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - The Return of the Acolytes
  • March 8, 2003 - OVW Show: Nick Dinsmore & Bradshaw w/Ron Simmons defeated Doug Basham & Damaja..
  • March 12, 2003 - OVW Taping: Doug Basham & Damaja & Kanyon vs Nick Dinsmore & Bradshaw & Johnny Jeter..
  • March 26, 2003 - OVW Taping: The APA (Farooq & Bradshaw) defeated Lance Cade & Rene Dupree by reverse decision..
  • October 9, 2003 - Smackdown!: The Basham Brothers & A-Train beat Chris Benoit & The APA (A-Train pinned Benoit)..
  • ~~~During the opening brawl before the match, Farooq took a hard chairshot and was looked at by EMTs and did not wrestle..
  • October 19, 2003 - No Mercy: The Basham Brothers defeated The APA with help from Shaniqua..
  • October 30, 2003 - Smackdown!: The APA defeated Brock Lesnar & The Big Show when Brock demolished Farooq's knee with a chair!
  • December 18, 2003 - Smackdown!: Farooq (returns) defeated Rhyno by Disqualification when Rhyno hit a desperation low blow..
  • December 25, 2003 - Smackdown! in Iraq: The APA (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas..
  • February 15, 2003 - No Way Out: Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated The APA (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • March 14, 2004 - Wrestlemania XX: Rikishi/Scotty beat The APA, The Bashams & Haas/Benjamin to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • March 18, 2004: Ron Simmons is fired from the WWE, ironically two days after his Smackdown! firing angle was taped..
  • March 18, 2004 - Smackdown!: Rikishi & Scotty beat The APA (Farooq/Bradshaw) to retain, thus Farooq was fired by Paul Heyman!
  • ~~~Bradshaw turned his back on his partner instead of supporting Farooq on his way out, in order to keep his job on SD!..


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