WWE Raw Results: The Tag Team Division Is Alive and Well

Adam NystromCorrespondent IIOctober 2, 2012

Photo credit: WWE.com
Photo credit: WWE.com

John who? That was my thought as WWE Raw went off the air last night. 

CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, Kane and Daniel Bryan all shared the main event and ended the show with Kane and Bryan (Team Hell No, if you prefer) once again bickering over who "is the Tag Team Champions." 

While the two of them will probably never agree on who should be holding both belts, I felt like a winner myself after seeing the most attention paid to the WWE Tag Team Championship in what seems like forever.

The last time a tournament was held for these championships was when they were first introduced as a part of the initial WWE brand extension for the SmackDown roster at No Mercy 2002, when the team of Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit defeated Edge and Rey Mysterio in the finals. 

For 10 years, the belts have been around the waists of some truly memorable teams like Team Angle, Los Guerreros, The Dudley Boys, MNM, and Paul London and Brian Kendrick. 

The division has certainly seen its share of ups and downs, but it has never looked as promising as it does now. 

WWE is promoting the heck out of this tournament, already telling people to tune in to the first episode of WWE Main Event on Wednesday to see Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel against Santino Marella and Zack Ryder. 

The winners will face The Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow), who will be keeping an eye on WWE SmackDown this Friday when Kofi Kingston and R-Truth face off against The Prime Time Players.

As if that was not enough, we saw the official partnership of Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre when they assaulted Santino Marella to abruptly end his match with Slater. 

The One Man Band seems to now have some backup, and if it means we get to see more of Mahal and McIntrye on Raw, I am all for it. A combination of the three could even be in contention for the Tag Team Championship in the future.

Now, take a breath and consider the other people in NXT waiting for the call to come and be a part of the main roster. 

While there may not always be room physically and creatively for two men in singles competition, pairing them up as a tag team is not only promising for their future, it's old school. 

If WWE can keep up the momentum for the tag team division like they are right now, it could be restored to a glory not seen since the regional days of the '80s. 

With a total of six-and-a-half hours of nationally broadcast television to give to audiences, plus the one-hour webcast of Superstars, WWE has a huge opportunity in front of them to bring the Tag Team Championship to prominence and glory. 

I cannot wait to see how this tournament plays out.