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Since: 25.4.03
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#1 Posted on

If you believe any of the reports from the various dirtsheets online, there is believed sense that WWE may be focusing some energy on rejuvenating the tag team division. With the rumored/pendning signing(s) of Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli, as well as the story about the Young Bucks/Generation Me receiving a tryout this week, it seems there may be some validity to this.

Using the current WWE roster, who are some guys that may be floundering that you feel could be paired to help springboard this movement?

R-Truth & JTG
the Rotundo/Rotunda brothers
Heath Slater & Curt Hawkins

add those to the Usos, Mahal/Khali & the team of Bourne/Kofi, and there are the makings of a decent tag division I think.

And if there's some way to bring back Haas & Benjamin ...
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
Haas and Benjamin just signed a year contract with ROH.

The best teams are all in TNA or ROH, so yeah, they would have to make their own.

They also need to go back to tag team GIMMICKS. I have never gotten into a random pairing nearly as much, even if it was someone like Arn and Tully. Guess that is the 80's WWF fan coming out.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.79
HHH is superkeen to poach Beer Money, if the dirtsheets are to be believed.
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#4 Posted on
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    HHH is superkeen to poach Beer Money, if the dirtsheets are to be believed.


Back in February 2009, Robert Roode stated that he'd signed a 5-year-deal with TNA.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.96
If Orlando Jordan is to believed, TNA bounced a check on him a few weeks ago and still has not been paid. So, a TNA contract is probably more like an ECW contract. I think Bourne/Kofi would be a nice team and the commentary seem to induct they want to move those belts on to someone else. To me, tag team wrestling has always been a good way to help establish stars find some energy and give a newbie a chance to cut their teeth. Yet, Truth/Miz vs. Kofi/Evan would be an awesome series of matches. Young Bucks could get in, but how many Hardy light teams do you really need. I'd rather see Beer Money and MCMG get the call.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
    I have never gotten into a random pairing nearly as much


I'm with you here for the most part with the exception of Santino and Kozlov.I really liked the dynamic they had. The comedy wrestler and the straight man who occasionally pulls out something unexpectedly animated. And now they're no more.

We've heard the "WWE are going to take tag teams seriously again" line several times before. Even going back to London/Kendrick or The Mexicools those teams were mostly wasted when they could have provided something more interesting. Since then other teams that seemed to be on their way somewhere have split up for no good reason only to let both members peter out. Even if the unification of the belts is a step in the right direction in terms of tag championship prestige I don't think there's going to be a quick fix to the years of neglect.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
    Originally posted by lotjx
    If Orlando Jordan is to believed, TNA bounced a check on him a few weeks ago and still has not been paid.

And Jimmy Yand Tweeted that his check for his one Impact appearance bounced and he hasn't been paid yet.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.84
I think the tag division will eventually get rejuvenated, but it's probably about five to ten years away. Down the line, once more guys that grew up in the golden days of tag teams start taking front office positions, they'll start stocking the tag division again.

Triple H will be the first one, since he grew up on the NWA. He already got his love letter to the Horsemen out there (Evolution) and once he gets more input than he does now, I think we'll start seeing more Midnight Express-style tag teams.

Another guy that I believe will have a front office spot in about 10-15 years is Miz and he's made it clear in media appearances (I remember The B.S. Report, in particular) that he wants tag teams to make a comeback. Once more guys like Miz start become decision-makers, I think we'll see the tag division rejuvenated.

Unfortunately, that won't happen in the immediate future. I think we'll still have a few years of thrown-together tag teams and...sigh...Otunga/McGillicuddy to sit through.




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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.27
    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo


    They also need to go back to tag team GIMMICKS. I have never gotten into a random pairing nearly as much, even if it was someone like Arn and Tully. Guess that is the 80's WWF fan coming out.


I've always been a fan of The Big Show and anybody as a tag-team.

I've also really enjoyed faction tag teams like The Freebirds, The Outsiders or Raven's Triad that somehow became DDP's Triad.

A steady tag division with teams that actually stay together might be great for some guys that just can't seem to hit their stride like Jack Swagger, Ted Dibiase or Dolph Ziggler. Some guys just weren't cutout to go out on their own alone just ask Billy Gunn or Chuck Palumbo.

There is nothing wrong with being a good tag team wrestler.

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.62
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
      Originally posted by Scottyflamingo


      They also need to go back to tag team GIMMICKS. I have never gotten into a random pairing nearly as much, even if it was someone like Arn and Tully. Guess that is the 80's WWF fan coming out.


    I've always been a fan of The Big Show and anybody as a tag-team.

    I've also really enjoyed faction tag teams like The Freebirds, The Outsiders or Raven's Triad that somehow became DDP's Triad.

    A steady tag division with teams that actually stay together might be great for some guys that just can't seem to hit their stride like Jack Swagger, Ted Dibiase or Dolph Ziggler. Some guys just weren't cutout to go out on their own alone just ask Billy Gunn or Chuck Palumbo.

    There is nothing wrong with being a good tag team wrestler.



I think Swagger and Ziggler would make a great tag team. Their names seem to go well together.

Yes, we have heard before they would get serious about tag wrestling, but it rarely happens beyond main eventers like Jerishow/DX/Showmiz dropping down the card somewhat and fighting for the belts for a few months. Then it is back to (lack of) business as usual.

It is surprising to me that they care so little about tag teams when so many great current and recently retired stars like HBK, Bret Hart, Edge, Christian, JBL, and Jeff Hardy were all cultivated for years in tag teams before getting the solo push. If anything in the 80s, they waited TOO long to break up a team.





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Since: 25.4.03
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#11 Posted on

I'd like one more run of the Big Show/Kane team as well ... for some reason, I dug both their tag runs together.

And the Hart Dynasty ... oh wait ...
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.30
As much as I would want to believe this, I am going to be initially skeptical. It seems like every time a good gimmick tag team (such as Cryme Tyme), they split them up or shit on them (like the Usos).

I am more towards the gimmick tag teams (although the tandem of Bourne and Kingston sounds good).

Is there any reason why Shad Gaspard can't come back to bring Cryme Tyme together? I think that would be a good start to bringing back legit gimmick tag teams.

Now if they actually make the tag team belts look legitimate......

(edited by The Game on 17.8.11 1606)
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.82
Funny thing is, despite breaking up several real teams in the past year or so, they still have lot of potential teams.

Santino is an excellent tag guy, just give him anyone.
The same for Ryder. Give em a partner and watch him go.
Slater and Gabriel can still go back to teaming.
Well, assuming Slater isn't banned from tv for a while.
Then there's the Uso's and Kofi/Bourne.

So while I would enjoy the Kings of Wrestling in WWE, or the Bucks, MCMG or Beer Money (imagine the toned down version of that. Fruit Punch! Cash!) I don't hope WWE goes and gets everyone. That just means more guys who won't get the push they 'deserve'.






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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.49
Reunite Miz with Morrison
Kofi - Evan Bourne
Paul Wight - any small man
Dolph - Jack Swagger

The only problem is though they would be running out of jobbers for the single guys.

They also really.. no really get rid of the US Title, merge it with the Intercontinental title, and morph it into a inter-brand title where the title holder can appear on both shows. Only defend the title on TV.

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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
    Originally posted by shawnpatrick
    Reunite Miz with Morrison

I don't like this idea. They had their glory as a tag team, let them sink or swim as singles. Miz has been doing fine and Morrison has promise if he's not constantly jobbed out. The others you listed I can agree with.

    Originally posted by shawnpatrick
    The only problem is though they would be running out of jobbers for the single guys.

That's not a problem, IMO. The guys you listed SHOULDN'T be used as jobbers for other singles guys. You want quick wins for superstars you're pushing? Then bring in REAL jobbers, or lower card guys like JTG or Barreta. Don't put Kingston out there, who has a real future, and job him in three minutes because you need the other guy to get a win.



(edited by geemoney on 18.8.11 1307)


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#16 Posted on
    Originally posted by geemoney
      Originally posted by shawnpatrick
      Reunite Miz with Morrison

    I don't like this idea. They had their glory as a tag team, let them sink or swim as singles. Miz has been doing fine and Morrison has promise if he's not constantly jobbed out.


I wholeheartedly agree with you geemoney ... Miz has main evented WM, there is no going back for him now ... especially to John Morrison ...
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.49
well, the problem now with Miz is that he is in "no man's land". They had nothing for him so they wasted him doing a freaking Subway script on Raw!!!!

Use him to revive your tag team division... that is, if the WWE wants to revive it. Morrison as a face just doesn't work

They also need to do more with R-Truth, when he was given the #1 post a Capital Punishment, PPV sales went up from the previous year's PPV.

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.42
    Originally posted by shawnpatrick
    They also really.. no really get rid of the US Title, merge it with the Intercontinental title, and morph it into a inter-brand title where the title holder can appear on both shows. Only defend the title on TV.


So in your world The Miz is a midcarder, Big Show goes by his real name and the Inter-US champ appears on both shows while the World champion is stuck on Smackdown?

They need to return to a real Undisputed WWE champ who appears on both shows while the IC/US straps remain on one brand.



Shut up, Josh!
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.49
    Originally posted by Moss
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    So in your world The Miz is a midcarder,


That's what Miz is right now. Just stating a fact. He has no storyline at all right now and who is his rival right now? He's the #3 act on Raw behind Punk/Nash and Cena/Del Rio



    They need to return to a real Undisputed WWE champ who appears on both shows while the IC/US straps remain on one brand.


That would work for me also, I've never liked the WWE Champ and World Champion thing in the first place.
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Since: 25.4.03
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#20 Posted on

So now that it appears that Miz & R-Truth will be teaming, I would hope to see a series of good matches between them & Kofi/Evan ... thought neither of those are a "team" (team name, matching attire, etc.), it could at least set a precedent for the return of tag team wrestling.

Heck, the New Age Outlaws & Edge/Christian didn't really meet the "team" criteria that I mentioned about & it turned out alright ...

Throw one more team into the mix (a bruiser-type team) and maybe we could have a whole new era of TLC tag team wars.
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