At Extreme Rules, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns of The Shield were successful in defeating Team Hell No for the WWE Tag Team titles, thus ending Kane and Daniel Bryan’s eight-month reign. While The Shield will go forward carrying a number of championships in WWE, it remains to be seen what the next chapter holds for Team Hell No.
It would seem that there are only two ways Kane and Daniel Bryan can go from here—together or apart. Either Team Hell No continues as a tag team and attempts to regain the tag titles or Kane and Daniel Bryan go their separate ways and return to singles competition. Let’s investigate both scenarios.
Staying Together as a Tag Team
In a very weak tag team division, Team Hell No stood out as the top of the class. This is why its reign lasted nearly three quarters of a year. It appeared as though Kane, Bryan and Team Rhodes Scholars were revitalizing the division. However, Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow were never able to overcome Team Hell No and win the titles. Now the division has two strong teams in Team Hell No and The Shield.
If Team Hell No stays intact, Kane and Bryan are owed a title shot due to their rematch clause. Anytime a champion loses the title, he, she or they have the opportunity to regain the title. It would be logical to have Team Hell No against Rollins and Reigns to take care of that rematch clause. However, with The Shield being pushed as high as it has been since debuting, it seems unlikely Kane and Bryan would regain the titles.
Going Their Separate Ways and Returning to Singles Competition
Kane and Daniel Bryan are both former world champions. The latter is still at the peak of his career, while the former is more toward the end of his. While Bryan is likely to enter a world title picture at some point in the future, a feud with Kane would be a bit more logical.
When WWE fans speak of a break-up between Kane and Bryan, oftentimes one superstar is turning on the other. In fact, it wouldn’t have been surprising to see dysfunction be the cause for Team Hell No to lose the tag titles. However, as we witnessed at Extreme Rules, Team Hell No lost clean. Yes! There was a brief moment where Kane was thrown into Bryan. Yet, we didn’t see any fighting or arguing between Kane and Bryan as a result.
If Kane and Bryan do go their separate ways and return to singles competition, they may do so in similar fashion as Kofi Kingston and R-Truth or Sandow and Rhodes. That is, as friends. Or former anger management associates. Whichever you prefer to call them.
The most likely scenario seems a combination of staying together and going their separate ways. Chances are Team Hell No will receive that rematch it so rightfully deserves. However, after Rollins and Reigns defeat Kane and Bryan once again, it may truly be the end of the partnership.
The only question that remains is whether they will split amicably or because of their dysfunction, and begin to feud with one another. While the WWE Universe may see a feud between the two more logical, it doesn’t help either superstar. Kane and Bryan feuded with one another prior to becoming a tag team and there’s no reason for them to feud again. Both superstars have become fan favorites, and WWE should keep them as such. Bryan is great at being the humiliated little guy, while Kane as a monster has been done time and time again. Keep them both face and allow Bryan to once again chase a world title.
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