WWE Money in the Bank 2012: Pre-Show Tag Match Is All-Around Bad Booking

Dathen BoccabellaAnalyst IIJuly 14, 2012

Image courtesy of WWE.com
Image courtesy of WWE.com

Just last month No Way Out showed some real promise for WWE’s weak tag team division.

Four weeks later and already the WWE has fallen back into its old habits.

After an excellent four-way No. 1 contender’s match at No Way Out—which included a significant plot twist in the Abraham Washington angle—WWE has already reverted back to the status quo.

Yet again, the tag team division has been completely shunned.

At Money in the Bank this Sunday, the tag champions R-Truth and Kofi Kingston will face Hunico and Camacho in the online exclusive pre-show.

The match has received next-to-no build up, and the tag titles are not on the line.

The tag team division needs to continue to impress as it did at No Way Out, and the way to do that would have been through a well-hyped match on Money in the Bank’s main card.

If WWE is truly trying to convince people to purchase their July pay-per-view, then they need more than just four advertised matches.

To see a card with so little on it with the likelihood of spontaneous filler, such as a Divas match and a squash match for Ryback, it is appalling that there is not a tag team title match.

The Prime Time Players are still waiting for their shot at the tag titles and have been for a whole month now.

With R-Truth back from injury, there is no excuse to hold off on the promised title match.

Take nothing away from Hunico and Camacho, but instead of a pointless pre-show match, the tag division could provide so much more at Money in the Bank.

If WWE wanted to make smart bookings, then we would be seeing the Prime Time Players get their title shot come this Sunday.