Monday night was not a good night to be a part of the WWE Tag Team Champions. Kofi Kingston was stuck in a steel cage with Big Show, and while he nearly pulled off the upset over the giant, Kingston was ultimately knocked out cold from a fierce punch from Big Show. Kingston asked for the match after Big Show punched his tag team partner, R-Truth.
This is likely to go along with reports over the weekend that R-Truth was injured and that Kingston was using other partners to defend the tag titles at house shows.
As No Way Out looms on the horizon this Sunday, there's a chance that the tag titles could be held up and be given to a new team in a match on pay-per-view. However, if the decision is made to have Kingston move forward with the titles and a new partner, there are a few choices that could be made. It seems that R-Truth's punch will help disguise his rumored injury, while it isn't certain that the punch Kingston took will keep him out of action too.
Kingston hasn't had the best of luck with tag team partners in the past, so it may be best if we choose his next partner for him. Kingston was a tag team champion with Evan Bourne and held the title while Bourne served a suspension for violating the Wellness Policy. Kingston did not defend the title in that time, but the tag team division is also in much better shape now than it was back in November.
Here are five logical choices to make the new one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions with Kofi Kingston. Perhaps one of these choices could be Kingston's new partner.