Why Edge Should Run the WWE Tag Team Division

Ryan Dilbert@@ryandilbertWWE Lead WriterFebruary 5, 2013

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  World Heavyweight Champion Edge walks to the ring during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
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The WWE tag team division is once again taking on water and it needs a captain, both on and off screen, and that man's name is Edge.

Team Rhodes Scholars is no more. The Prime Time Players are seemingly on their way out as well. Kane and Daniel Bryan's tenuous relationship is certainly not going to last.

It's going to take some major work to keep the WWE tag team division relevant.

Edge, who used tag team wrestling as a launching pad to superstardom, is the man for the job.

Who better to mentor The Usos, Primo and Epico and any other teams we may see formed in the coming weeks? Edge has a great mind for wrestling as evidenced by the intricate stories he told in the ring and how much he got out of John Cena in his matches.

He was a fantastic performer who surely has a surplus of knowledge to share with young teams.

Cervical spinal stenosis forced him into early retirement, but WWE can still use that devious brain to its advantage.

The first lesson Edge can deliver to his mentees is how to grab the fans' attention and go from unknown to beloved.

Edge can help WWE's tag teams learn how to work a match, especially the ladder variety, to perfection. He can show them how to let out their inner goofballs through promos and how to become distinctive characters.

The work WWE superstars do is so complex.

It requires such an odd range of skills from leaping to improvisation, from gritting through pain to making people laugh. Guidance from someone so accomplished at all of those things as Edge can only improve the tag teamers' work.

In addition to his sage advice, Edge can become Raw's on-screen tag team general manager.

Hired to revamp and revitalize the tag teams, Edge can give live pep talks to WWE's unproven teams. WWE could use more moments similar to when Edge talked to Team Hell No on SmackDown.

Perhaps he'll become as famous for booking triple tag team matches as Teddy Long is for putting together impromptu tag matches.

Edge's presence gives the tag division a rudder to guide teams.

He offers WWE fans a weekly dose of nostalgia as well as a means to bring tag teams into the Raw narrative.

Edge can put teams through special challenges designed to better them.

For example, Primo and Epico have to beat Jinder Mahal and Heath Slater in less than seven minutes. The Usos have to take on a temporary pairing of secondary champions in Antonio Cesaro and Wade Barrett.

With the tag team division dwindling, it needs a spark.

Should Edge say yes to being the answer, he can be the tag division's drill sergeant, puppet master and motivational speaker.