Obviously, the WWE’s tag team division is on thin ice. Come to think of it, how many real tag teams are currently in the WWE? I’m not talking about drawn-together wrestlers like the current WWE Tag Team Champions, Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel. What I want to know is, how many wrestlers on the WWE roster were brought up as a team and are still a functioning tag team?
The only true tag team I can think of is the Usos. When exactly was the last time the Usos were relevant? That duo didn’t matter anymore after their very brief feud with the now broken-up Hart Dynasty last summer.
The WWE currently only has one Tag Team Championship. It’s fine that they only have one. They only need one. But unfortunately, those titles represent a nearly extinct division in the WWE.
How exactly can they fix this problem? There are two young superstars on the roster with great potential, and they just so happen to be a former tag team: Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins.
This is not an immediate solution; it’s simply a first step in the right direction. Ryder and Hawkins both turn 26 this year, so they’re still considered young guns. Even at their age, they have WWE tag team experience. This wouldn’t necessarily be drawing two random wrestlers together; it would be reuniting a real tag team.
Ryder and Hawkins are both the same age, and both from the same town in Long Island. Does this remind the WWE Universe of any other particular tag team? The pair of Ryder and Hawkins bares a striking resemblance to the legendary duo Edge and Christian.
If the Road Warriors never graced a WWE ring, Edge and Christian would be the greatest tag team in WWE history. The funny thing is that these two started out in the exact same boat as Ryder and Hawkins. They have a lot of work to do if they want to be compared to Edge and Christian, but it can be done. If any pair in the wrestling world today can do it, it would be these two.
They don’t need to change their gimmicks. Hawkins is a little unknown to the Monday night audience, but he has potential. Ryder on the other hand is a charismatic Internet sensation. They’re more than capable of cutting entertaining promos like Edge and Christian, and if they can come up with something similar to the five-second pose, then they’re golden.
They already have the entertainment part down, but they have to work on their wrestling. When Edge and Christian started to break through, they were around the same age as these two. Right now there’s nothing that shows me that they’re not ready. And believe me when I say, the WWE’s tag team division can take a risk at this point.