Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Tag Team Division Slump


  If you haven't realized, the tag team division isn't what it used to be. Instead of great tag teams like the Hart Foundation, the Rockers, and Paul London and Brian Kendrick (yes London and Kendrick were amazing); but as of recent, we've had tag teams like David Otunga and Michael Mcgillicutty and Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov. In my book, a tag team is a pair that hold a similar gimmick and dress similarly. Teams like the Headbangers (who though weren't the greatest) and the Hart Dynasty.

     The Tag Team Championships just aren't as highly acclaimed as they once were. When I was a little kid watching WWE, when I saw guys like the Legion of Doom with the belts, I thought to myself, "Wow! That belt is something to be proud of!". However, with the current tag team picture, the belts just seem to be nothing more than just a time filler. I really can't get into the tag team matches the WWE try to book. There is only one legit tag team at this given moment, which would be the Uso's. Yes, Triple H is going to be giving a HUGE facelift to the tag team division, which the WWE really does need. Triple H has brought in some new talent to try out. Generation Me from TNA-now known as the New Bucks- had a dark match just last week. Rumors of Beer Money from TNA jumping ship to WWE as well as the Kings of Wrestling from ROH have ran rampant.
      I mean, I haven't actually been excited for a tag team match sice DX held the belts and that was well over a year ago. And even then the tag team division was very stale because the Big Show and the Miz weren't the best tag team idea or the best tag team. I want to go back to a time where a tag team match will leave me wanting more and begging for more. Matches like the ladder match at Wrestlemania 2000 between The Dudley's, The Hardy's and Edge and Christian. Matches like those were priceless, they were golden. They not only showed off their own in ring abilites, but they also showed that the tag team division can be every bit as interesting as singles competition.

     To be honest, I blame terrible booking and talent acquisition. They could have packaged new tag teams. They could have scouted out more tag teams. But the thing is, they didn't. They focused way too much on singles competition and the prestige of the tag team division suffered. The good news is though, that soon we should have a new and improved tag team division. I just hope that Triple H does follow through with this much needed facelift of the division and brings the Tag Team belts back to a high and noble place.

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