The Third Raikage was grooming his son to be his successor. Until then, his son was chosen to be the "A" in the Cloud village's tag-team. However since he did not have a brother, the Third Raikage held tryouts to see who would be worthy to be called "B." A little boy from a prestigious clan that were chosen time after time to be the hosts of the Hachibi won the honor of being part of the duo. They were well known for the team's signature move, the double lariat.