If there were ever a place to start and make a name for yourself in WWE, it definitely was the tag team division...10 years ago.
For the longest while now, the company has put the division on the back burner in order to focus more on the individual talent, but no one can forget that some of the greatest names in this business started out as tag partners.
The pressure is still on when you pair up, but it forces you to listen and pay attention to something else other than No. 1. Tag teams are also a great way to use the extra talent on the roster who have no real direction, giving them a fighting chance in the company.
Take current champions Primo and Epico, for instance. They are a good unit and, with the addition of Rosa Mendes, have become a worthy trio to watch. As a single wrestler, Primo was going nowhere since the departure of his brother, Carlito, a few years ago, and now it's a brand new chapter in his career.
The Tag Team Champions do not need a name for their team, it just works and they have the essentials nailed down too. Matching tights, a valet and some hot, Latin music...a recipe for success you would think.
So how long should they remain champions? Frankly, with the lack of teams out there right now, playing hot potato with the title belts would be the worst thing possible, so look for Primo and Epico to remain champions for the foreseeable future, at least until June or SummerSlam even.
They are a prime example of two mediocre, single Superstars banding together and bringing out the best in each other. Others should follow in their footsteps. Names like Ted DiBiase, Joe Hennig, Alex Riley and Zack Ryder are young and ready for a challenge. Why not help revive the tag team division?
What the champions have that is far more valuable than their belts right now is valet Rosa Mendes. Once such a forgettable character, this spicy Latina has become the real reason fans care about the team.
Seeing her live makes all the difference too. She is very beautiful and can definitely work her assets to catch your attention. That's the point...pay attention to us!
It is a winning combination, and should Air Boom survive, then adding their own valet (Alicia Fox, for example) would be a noteworthy thing to do.
Here's hoping WWE Tag Team Champions Primo and Epico can make an appearance at WrestleMania 28. They are title holders, after all, and deserve such an honor.
Yes, Rosa would heat up Miami even more...that's the real reason.