Tag Teams: Barely Hanging on Or About to Make a Comeback?

Lamar BoltonContributor IApril 30, 2009

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 5: (L-R) Actor Mickey Rourke steps into the ring while WWE Superstar Chris Jericho taunts him into a fight during WrestleMania 25 at Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bill Olive/Getty Images)

As the evil empire continues to shrink its tag team ranks down to the Colons, Cryme Tyme, and Priceless, it should be noted that a tag team that the WWE really didn't want anymore is sponsoring a tournament to pick their No. 1 contender for their TNA Championship belts.

I find this rather unique that Team 3D can put on a crazy match like they did at Lock down and then turn around and put their name on a tournament to see who's first in line to have a crack out them.

I caught the Lockdown match and it was vintage ECW. Team 3D and Beer Money chased each other from one end of the arena to the other in one of the best tag matches I have seen in a long time. 

Why is it TNA can do this and a title unification match for the WWE gets bumped off of WrestleMania?

Lets start with some new teams. The obvious one would be to team up Rey Mysterio and Evan Bourne. These two high flyers would match up very well with the teams they have already, and since there is only one set of belts now, it would mean you could have contender matches and title matches on all four shows.

Another sort of oddball pairing, I think might work is Finlay and and William Regal. Those two know each other really well and if it doesn't work, you could have them feud and maybe recreate the Junkyard match from the WCW days.

K and K , Kane and Mike Knox would make a good team also. They worked real good together a few months ago when they were both going after Rey. These two would make a great heel team who would mow down most of the competition.

Then you have the on-again, off-again saga of the new Hart Foundation. Tyson Kidd is already up and Harry Smith has been on his way up for a while.

So the excuse can't be that they don't have enough teams. If they're going to have just one set of belts, they have plenty of bodies.