WrestleMania 29: 8 Person Mixed Tag Match Is a Waste of WWE Talent

Daine PavloskiAnalyst IIMarch 29, 2013

Tons of Funk will take on Team Rhodes Scholars...and also Divas...so there's that. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
Tons of Funk will take on Team Rhodes Scholars...and also Divas...so there's that. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com

WrestleMania 29 is just around a week away. One of the most exciting events in the world of sports entertainment is almost upon us and, as the card starts to take shape, there is one glaring, ridiculous error that has some how made it on to the WWE website. 

WWE.com says that Team Rhodes Scholars will take on "Tons of Funk," otherwise known as Brodus Clay and Albert, I mean A-Train, I mean Tensai. The Rhodes Scholars, one of the most promising tag teams to come through the WWE in the last 10 years will take on Tons of Funk at WrestleMania? Ignoring the fact that we already have one tag team match on the card, is this really the best use of Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes, both impressive midcard guys?

Oh, and to make it even better?

Both teams will be joined by two Divas. 

Tons of Funk will, naturally, team with The Funkadactyls—also known as Brodus Clay's dancers—Cameron and Naomi, while Team Rhodes Scholars will be joined by The Bella Twins who weren't even on the WWE roster until recently. 

This whole thing is a waste of time and talent. 

The Rhodes Scholars, arguably two of the best Superstars on the roster, could easily be involved in a feud for or at least contending for the Intercontinental Championship or the United States Championship. They were one of the brightest products that came from the recent resurgence of the tag team division and got shut down after just a few title shots. They then broke up and did absolutely nothing as singles competitors and now, storylines be darned, they're back as a tag team and are only getting television time because of the returning Bella Twins. 

Sandow and Rhodes deserve much better than a jokey, mixed-tag match with the kid's act Tons of Funk. There are a ton of low-card tag teams who could fill the void, why use one of the best and brightest when we all know it's very unlikely that they'll win? Is squashing one of the best heel teams just so the WWE Universe can get a dance party at WrestleMania really worth it? 

I submit that it is not. 

Let's not forget that Prime Time Players, Primo and Epico and The Usos are all still on the roster and are all solid jobber tag teams, unless the WWE doesn't want to push the AJ-Kaitlyn feud too fast and there isn't going to be a Divas match, in which case, this match would make for a perfect bathroom break candidate. 

Either way, this is just another example of the WWE tragically misusing some of the brightest professional wrestlers in the world on a grand stage.