Evan Bourne’s 60-day suspension for violating the WWE’s Talent Wellness program was a huge blow to the company’s tag team division.
Though Bourne and Kofi Kingston weren’t exactly setting the world on fire as WWE Tag Team Champions, they were a quality team that was very entertaining to watch, and they at least gave some legitimacy to a division that desperately needs it.
Now that Bourne will be out of action through most of March, though, the tag team division suddenly is down to the new Tag Team Champions Epico and Primo as well as the Usos. Yeah, that’s about it.
The WWE absolutely has to fix that problem, and it looks like there are plans in place to do just that.
Look for WWE to come up with a new babyface tag team to challenge Primo and Epico for the Tag Team Titles. WWE had plans in place for Primo & Epico’s tag team title run but Evan Bourne’s most recent suspension sped things up.
There’s no word on whether this means that the WWE will call up a tag team from Florida Championship Wrestling or pair up a couple of baby faces who aren’t really doing anything at the moment.
This would have been a perfect opportunity to bring up Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli as a tag team, but since Hero hasn’t signed with the WWE, the creative team can go a few different routes here.
I love the way Kingston performs in a tag team (the crowds are always hot for him) and I don’t think he has much else waiting for him in the midcard, so my initial thought is that the WWE should give him a new tag team partner who’s similar to Bourne. I think someone like Justin Gabriel would be perfect for that role.
If that doesn’t happen, though, the WWE could always push the Usos (who I really like) or just throw some random baby faces together. There is a boatload of faces who aren’t doing all that much at the moment, so perhaps putting someone like Ted DiBiase in a tag team with someone like Alex Riley—this is just a random example—could work.
The WWE definitely has options here, but I think that either Kingston should stick around in the tag team scene, or the Usos should be given a shot to make some noise.
What do you guys and gals think? Which baby face team will step up to challenge Epico and Primo for the tag team titles?