WWE WrestleMania 28: Are Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd the Next Great Tag Team?

James DoubleUAnalyst IMarch 30, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  Cape Town Native Justin Gabriel during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Reports are coming out that Epico and Primo will be defending their tag titles in a dark match before WrestleMania 28 goes live. What's interesting is that it will be a triple threat match, and their opponents will be the Usos and a brand new tag team, Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel.

I highly doubt that the champs are going to drop their titles, but it begs the thought of whether this match will have any long-lasting effects.

With no tag teams available (half of the division is involved in the 12-man GM tag match), the WWE is forced to throw together Kidd and Gabriel (with the only run-up being a handshake following their Superstars match).

This is great for these two, however, as both have had tag team success in the past and struggled as singles performers. And by struggled, I mean Gabriel goes out on SmackDown when they run out of face performers and Kidd is mired on NXT, a show he became a "pro" on, after that ceased to mean anything.

I've said that both men needed to be in tag teams, for their own good as well as the division's, though I never thought to put them together.

I've stated before that the Usos get no respect from the WWE, and I kind of feel that they wouldn't even be involved if either Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler or Kofi Kingston and R-Truth (themselves a thrown-together team) were available.

Oh, and Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins. Shows what WWE thinks of them.

But the good news is that the Usos were all the WWE had left. So, in order to make it a big match for WrestleMania, they had to add someone, which ended up being Gabriel and Kidd.

Sorry, Hunico, Ted DiBiase and Yoshi Tatsu.


But this is good news because Gabriel and Kidd both have talent but no direction. Both guys are small; while Gabriel is well known for his 450 splash, the equally diminutive Kidd is more of a ground and pound type. As such, they have a nice contrast of styles.

If they can stumble onto an identity (and please, not "Just Kidding") and work on their promos (or get someone to do it for them—I know there are some Divas with time on their hands), they could actually stick for a while.

We all know the division needs another dedicated, full-time team.