Hawkins has a lot of potential, but for some unseen reason, he’s not living up to it so far. Since coming back from being injured, he hasn’t received much opportunity to move up the card. He has pretty much been stuck on Superstars, other than when he first returned with his then tag partner Vance Archer.
I never really cared for the team of Hawkins and Vance Archer. Mostly because of Archer, WWE must have felt the same way because they split them up and not long after Archer was jobless. I think if they were going to use Curt in a tag team, it should have been with either Zack Ryder, his form partner or Trent Barreta.
Hawkins and Ryder have already been tag champs, so that would be a no doubter to me. Now, it wouldn’t be possible because Ryder is tagging with Primo. They’ve become a decent tag team, so I wouldn’t break them up right now.
It would be more interesting to see a team of Hawkins and Barreta. When Curt first returned to the WWE, Barreta was in a team already so that wouldn’t have worked. At the moment, neither of them is really doing anything, so it would be a good fit. It would also strengthen a really weak tag division.
Hawkins is full of confidence and is a very cocky superstar. His talent in the ring backs it all up. Curt simply needs to find his place in the WWE.
I think Hawkins is a great tag team wrestler and should stay that way for the meanwhile. In the future, after gaining more experience, he might be able to break away from that into a successful singles career. The names Shawn Michaels and Edge come to mind when I see Hawkins in the ring.