I keep hearing that tag-team wrestling has been forgotten about by the WWE and that there is just no interest in the division any more. I agree with the general consensus that this is a worrying aspect of the WWE at the moment, but there does not seem like there is a clear resolution to this problem.
Most superstars in this day and age do not see the advantage of pairing up in their early career and developing a credible tag-team, instead they are self-minded and solely driven by proving themselves as singles competitors.
It's not so much a problem that the WWE can do much about, unless they provide some extra incentive to become a tag-team in the first place, like again including such teams in main-events, or providing a competition with a big prize at the end similar to Money in the Bank for both members of the team.
I don't want to see WWE forcing singles competitors to become teams, I want natural teams to enter the world of Professional Wrestling looking to make it big together. that is what we need if we want to get back to the great days of tag-team wrestling.
I also think that the WWE should be throwing in the women to manage the teams or low and behold, bring back the male manager!
Or even better, go back to the days when a singles competitor was aligned to a tag-team. There are many different ways of making tag-team wrestling interesting again and evolving the competition.
Back to the feud I have mentioned. Edge & Christian are without a shadow of a doubt, my favourite tag-team of all time. I'm not saying that they are the best tag-team to ever grace the squared circle, but my personal picks.
Edge has had an amazing career and never fails to entertain me. Yet since his return from the serious injury, he has just been lacking something, I can't quite put my finger on it, but it almost seems like he is beginning to slow down and head towards the end of the road.
This being said, he is still a big time player in the WWE, and if they are to resurrect this division, then they need one of their big names to help them do it.
The chemistry and charisma of E&C was fabulous, they were involved in some of the greatest matches of the era when they faced off against the Hardys and Dudleys.
Everyone wants to see Christian go on to become a World Champion, but it is looking highly unlikely that this is going to occur with the big drive towards the new generation of superstars.
I feel we have one more run of E&C to witness before their illustrious careers come to an end, and what better way than helping to promote the young up and coming superstars. So, for the benefit of those with flash photography...
The other two teams mentioned above I expect to be part of the Nexus for the near future, and I would actually encourage this feud to occur whilst all four are members of Nexus. Wade Barrett does like to ensure he has competition in Nexus and that no-one allows themselves to become complacent, what better way than pitting their wits in the chase for the tag-team titles?
It would be great viewing to watch the teams exchange title runs whilst still being members of the Nexus and having to still work as a unit doing the work of Barrett. These four are not the finished article by a long shot, but I do feel that they all have something to offer in the long run.
By putting them into the tag-team division you are going to allow them to express their talents and perhaps hide any flaws they may currently have, until a time comes where they find their true position on the roster.
Add into the fact that they could have other superstars as their run-in buddies: Kaval or Kofi Kingston with E&C, CM Punk or Jack Swagger with Harris/McGillicutty, and David Otunga with the Nexus lads.
I'm just throwing names into the mix there, they probably don't make sense, but you get the general idea. In reality you'd probably get the likes of Joey Mercury, Primo and Zack Ryder.