WWE: New Age Outlaws to Face off Against Rhodes Scholars

Christopher OlmsteadSenior Analyst IIIMarch 7, 2013

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Oh you didn't you know...the New Age Outlaws might be sticking around on television for a while longer.

The Outlaws and Rhode Scholar members Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes have been involved in a back and forth via Twitter. Below are some of their comments towards one another.

 

Saturday at 5|4c I will be letting fans behind closed doors as I divulge what my training schedule consists of as I prepare for the NAO.

— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodesWWE) March 7, 2013

 

Quite the tiltawhirl by @realbillygunn last night, but it is genuinely dangerous from a cardio standpoint to get in the ring with me. 3/11.

— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodesWWE) March 5, 2013

 

5 days! 5 DAYS! Till @wweroaddogg & @realbillygunn are vanquished by Team Rhodes Scholars! The clock is ticking. Sincerely, Ignatius #tictoc

— Damien Sandow (@TheDamienSandow) March 6, 2013

 

50 mins of cardio, chest,back, and abs, I tanned and all of this just for @codyrhodeswwe @thedamiensandow . This Monday on #Raw , it's on!

— Brian G.James (@WWERoadDogg) March 7, 2013

 

The result of this Twitter exchange appears to be that Billy Gunn and Road Dogg have agreed to face Rhodes and Sandow this week on Raw.

In case you missed it, the Outlaws appeared last week on Old School Raw. Gunn and Dogg teamed up to beat the team of Primo and Epico. The Outlaws received a huge pop from the crowd and their in-ring work was pretty good. In fact, Dogg received a "you still got it" chant from the crowd during the match.

The current state of the WWE tag team division is poor, and that's being nice. Kane and Daniel Bryan are a nice team, but their schtick has more than run its course. The Prime Time Players have been buried so deep in recent weeks that they are all but irrelevant now. Injuries have sidelined the team of Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara. Primo and Epico are, well, Primo and Epico.

Rhodes and Sandow were on fire until WWE split them up for no reason. The idea of putting them back together and having them feud with the Outlaws is terrific. As a heel team, this should create some great heat for the team. Hopefully this feud will elevate Rhodes and Sandow back to where they were before breaking up. If WWE wanted to, they could even have Kane and Bryan make their way into this feud. If this were to happen then maybe we would see a triple-threat Tag Team Championship match at WrestleMania.

However, this is WWE and dreams of a quality tag team division have been dashed for years. If done right, this could lead to the resurgence of the resurgence of the tag team division. If done wrong, at least we get to see the Outlaws on television for a few weeks.