The WWE Tag Team Championship match at WrestleMania 29 is one that the WWE Universe has not witnessed yet. When tag team champions Team Hell No face the duo of a major roster debuting Big E Langston and 2012 Money in the Bank winner Dolph Ziggler, the possibility for many major twists and turns is endless.
This is before even factoring in the role of Ziggler’s manager and main squeeze, AJ Lee. AJ has some kind of history with all of the participants in the match, which makes her role much more fascinating than just being another manager at ringside.
With all of these variables at play, there are some distinct possibilities that may occur to make this contest much more than just another match.
In recent weeks, Team Hell No has been working very well together. The chemistry between Kane and Daniel Bryan has been apparent in their matches because they have not been arguing as much. Their work has been consistent, and the chemistry between them has been apparent.
The door is always open for Daniel Bryan to mess up causing Kane to have to try to win the match. Since last year, WrestleMania is now known as an event where Bryan is not very lucky. If this scenario happens at WrestleMania, the long-awaited split of Team Hell No just might come to pass.
Daniel Bryan is viewed as the weak link of Team Hell No in their story, but a feud with Kane could elevate Bryan back up the card to singles glory after WrestleMania. If this happens, expect to see Kane and Bryan feud through the summer, blaming each other for the WrestleMania loss.
Could AJ Lee be the cause of another lost WrestleMania match?
Last year, AJ Lee delivered the “kiss of death” to Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 28. Bryan did not realize the bell had sounded to start the match before the kiss causing him to be on the receiving end of a devastating Brogue Kick.
Losing the World Heavyweight Championship in 18 seconds was blamed on AJ Lee by Daniel Bryan, and in turn, led Bryan down the twisted path to where he is today with Kane.
History could repeat itself at this year’s WrestleMania if AJ gives Dolph a pre-match kiss. Dolph Ziggler could be the next victim of the unpredictable AJ.
If this happens, where does it leave Big E Langston?
At WrestleMania 9, The MegaManiacs (Hulk Hogan and Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake) took on WWE Tag Team Champions Money Inc. (“The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and I.R.S.). While The MegaManiacs looked to win the match and the championship, they were actually disqualified.
With the referee knocked out, The MegaManiacs had the match going their way to the point that both members of Money Inc. were pinned by both Hogan and Beefcake simultaneously. “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, who at the time managed The MegaManiacs, crawled into the ring and delivered the three-count.
While the fans and The MegaManiacs celebrated, another referee ran into the ring and promptly disqualified Hogan and Beefcake.
Later on in the show, Bret Hart lost the WWE Championship under questionable circumstances to Yokozuna. Seeing this injustice, Hulk Hogan promptly walked to the ring and accepted Yokozuna's challenge to an impromptu match. Winning the match and the WWE Championship, WrestleMania 9 ended with an unanticipated surprise.
Fast forward to WrestleMania 29 where similar circumstances are at play. Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston could lose the tag team championship match early on the card only to have Ziggler cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase and win the World Heavyweight Championship.
This may not be the most surprising scenario, and some might even expect this; yet, it would take Ziggler and place him in a much more prominent position in WWE instantly. The WrestleMania 9 angle could work wonders for Ziggler and would probably be more popular than used with Hulk Hogan 20 years ago.
If Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston lose their match after the World heavyweight championship match between Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger, Ziggler will not have the opportunity to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase.
This scenario would maintain the status quo of the tag team division since Team Hell No first won the championship at the Night of Champions pay-per-view event on Sept. 16, 2012.
Team Hell No has steamrolled over the competition for nearly seven months taking on all duos.
If Ziggler and Langston lose to Team Hell No cleanly, it could lead to dissension in the ZIggler/Langston/Lee group. Is AJ’s relationship with Dolph Ziggler stronger than her friendship with Big E Langston?
A loss at WrestleMania could take fans on a bumpy ride with this trio.
One possibility is that neither team wins the match convincingly.
Since this will be the first time these two teams have had a match, a convincing win might not even happen. If this is the case, look for a rematch on Monday Night Raw the day after WrestleMania or a rematch at Extreme Rules.
I doubt that many want to see a disqualification or countout result at WrestleMania. The only upside to this result is that it will most likely lead to some kind of stipulation-oriented match at a future date.
If Team Hell No loses by disqualification or countout, the conflict between Kane and Daniel Bryan might just be too much for them to keep under control. This type of result could be the beginning of the end for Team Hell No.
What do you think will happen in the WWE Tag Team Championship match at WrestleMania?