Two Is Better Than One
Sam Pierce / February 4, 2013 - 4:03pm
Tag teams haven’t been a major part of main stream wrestling for some time now. It’s sad but true. WWE sees more value in pushing potential pairs of superstars as single competitors. So we’re left with teams of guys from the undercard like the MexicOs (Otherwise known as Hunico and Camacho, I made that name up) and Team CoBro. Every year or so, when browsing around wrestling websites, I find a news headline about the WWE attempting to rebuild their tag team division. And every time, I fall for it. Sure, they might put a few new teams together but it never amounts to anything. And for those who missed last week’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown, WWE proved my point, once again.
After months of failing to capture WWE’s Tag Team Championships, Team Rhodes Scholars disbanded. There’s two things wrong with this. One, if anyone was going to dethrone Team Hell No, it should’ve been Team Rhodes Scholars. They were the only other well established tag team in the division. And two, just because they didn’t win the belts, doesn't mean they have to break up immediately. Have Team Rhodes Scholars try and work their way back up the tag team division. There's only a handful of teams, it wouldn't be difficult. Or even better, have them actually win the belts! Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge Team Hell No fan, but I won’t be any more if it’s at the cost of developing a bigger and better tag team division.
I read that with Triple H making more creative decisions, that WWE would focus more on the tag teams and less on the Divas. Alright, I’ll give them some props there. In comparison to the practically non-existent Divas division, the tag teams do get more time. But why does that time have to be filled with the Great Khali and Hornswoggle? Team Hell No doesn’t need the straps anymore because they barely even defend them. Giving them to Rhodes Scholars could’ve boosted their popularity as a tag team. Instead, Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes will have yet another typical singles run.
Think back, 10 years ago. We had teams like Los Guerreros, The World’s Greatest Tag Team and the Basham Brothers. Tag Teams that were actually tag teams, not just two singles competitors thrown together for a short period of time. That’s the world I, one day, want to live in. A world where the Tag Team titles are defended on every pay per view. A world where Tag Team Turmoil is still a used match type. A world where Tensai isn’t forced to team with Brodus Clay and wear female clothing in a poor attempt to make us laugh. I don’t think I’m asking for too much.
What do you guys think of WWE’s tag team division? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading