Kingston and Bourne had first teamed up in a winning effort on Bourne's second match in the June 10, 2008 episode of ECW, against Shelton Benjamin and Mike Knox, because on Bourne's debut, Shelton Benjamin had powerbombed Bourne into Kingston who was at ringside commentating. Bourne and Kingston teamed together on rare occasions between late 2009 to early 2010, facing the Legacy in tag matches.
Bourne and Kingston formed an official team in 2011. On the August 15th episode of Raw, Kingston and Bourne defeated WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty in a non-title match to become #1 contenders to the Tag Team Championship. On the August 22nd episode of Raw, Kingston and Bourne beat Otunga and McGillicutty to win their first WWE Tag Team Championship while teaming together. On the August 29 episode of Raw, the duo was officially named "Air Boom", and they had their first successful title defense when they defeated Otunga and McGillicutty in a rematch.
Air Boom went on to successfully defend their titles against R-Truth and The Miz at Night of Champions via disqualification after the Miz assaulted the referee in the midst of the match. They then entered into a feud with Vickie Guerrero's two clients, Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger, and they successfully defended their titles against Ziggler and Swagger at both Hell in a Cell and Vengeance.
On November 1, 2011, WWE suspended Bourne for 30 days for his first violation of the company’s Wellness policy. Bourne finally returned to television on December 5th, 2011. Air Boom then lost to Primo and Epico on the December 13 episode of WWE Superstars in a non-title match. Five days later, Air Boom's feud with the Puerto Rican duo continued at the TLC 2011 pay per view, where in a title match they defeated Primo and Epico. On the January 6 episode of Smackdown, they were defeated by Primo and Epico. At a house show on January 15, Air Boom lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to Primo and Epico. On the January 16 episode of Raw, Air Boom were awarded a rematch but failed to regain the titles. The following day, Bourne was suspended again for his second violation of WWE's Wellness Policy. Since then, Kingston moved on to teaming with R-Truth, thus disbanding Air Boom.