I was watching some old TNA Lockdown videos and noticed James Storm has been in a lot of Lethal Lockdown matches. That got me thinking...
I read about TNA's hottest tag team, Beer Money, to see who people liked more and thought would be a more successful singles wrestler.
I debated in my head for a while. Robert Roode? James Storm? Who would be better? I was stuck between the two. Two of my favorite wrestlers in TNA and favorite tag team in wrestling today and possibly ever. They're the best!
Then this idea hit me like a ton of bricks last night. If every tag team split up, which partner would be the superior? Who would have a more successful singles career?
Let's play a game Bleacher Report. Who would be the more successful singles wrestler.
Want to play?
I'll take some of wrestling's current tag teams, split them up and have you decide who would achieve more success.
Time to play the game!
If The Usos were to break up tomorrow, who would be more successful? Jimmy or Jey?
I'm not going to lie, but I don't think either guy will make it in singles wrestling, let alone tag team wrestling. Well, at least the way with they're being booked right now.
Both are still green in the ring and I can't even tell which Uso is which.
My choice: Undecided.
The Usos are lucky to still be in WWE. Don't worry, the game will get better over time.
This can't be worse than The Usos, right?
Santino Marella is a two time Intercontinental champion, one time WWE tag team champion and a two time winner of the "Miss Wrestlemania" battle royal at Wrestlemania.
Kozlov is a one time WWE tag team champion and the winner of the 2008 Slammy award for "Breakout Star of the Year."
Who do be more successful if they weren't a team?
My choice: Santino Marella
I think Santino would be more successful because he is popular amongst the "WWE Universe," and WWE would continue to use him in segments and some matches. I think WWE would just push Kozlov to the sidelines again and just rarely use him.
This is an unofficial official tag team in WWE. If that makes sense.
Ryder and Primo only team together on WWE Superstars, but now with that show gone what'll happen to their team? Will they move to Smackdown or Raw? Or simply split up?
If they do split who will be better off in singles competition?
Both have held tag team gold at least once.
My choice: Zack Ryder.
No doubt, both are good in-ring workers, but Ryder is far more entertaining than Primo. Mix that with the fact that I'm a member of the ZackPack and we got a clear cut winner.
TNA's odd couple. EY and OJ.
Orlando Jordan's only feud in TNA has been with Rob Terry and it was a short lived feud.
Eric Young on the other hand, is a former tag team champion, X Division champion and Global champion.
I think this one is obvious.
My choice: Eric Young
EY is way more popular than Jordan. Young can work a match and does good heel and/or face promos. He rocks the mic as a heel and generates massive heat, but can also be a babyface fan favorite. Orlando Jordan doesn't even get a reaction from the crowd.
This was a short lived tag team. All of the members of Punk's New Nexus were punted in the skull by Randy Orton and injured.
These guys came into Nexus together and were sent back to FCW the same day.
Who would be more successful as a singles wrestler?
Both guys are third generation superstars and both are still rookies. McGillicutty is eight years older than Harris (random fact).
My choice: Undecided
It is far too early to guess which is more likely to succeed. They both just started in WWE not even a year ago. I like them both and hope to see them in the WWE ring again soon.
Another obvious one. We already have an answer.
Both are fairly new to TNA. Only difference between them is that, one is a champion.
My choice: Gunner
Gunner is the current reigning TNA TV Champion. He defeated Rob Terry and tag team partner, Murphy, in a three way to win the belt. Recently on iMPACT!, Murphy was choked out by Samoa Joe in a squash match.
The Corre's Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater: Tag team Champions.
Both are better as faces, but WWE makes them heel. They were both face on NXT Season One and came into WWE via Wade Barrett's original Nexus.
Gabriel seems to be the more popular one of the team because of his finishing move, the 450 Splash.
I like both guys but to be honest, I can't see either as being World Champion...ever. Both are mid-card for life (MFL).
This is a tough call but I think Gabriel will be the better singles wrestler.
My choice: Justin Gabriel
Hey, they are a tag team. They count.
Both are hot and can really wrestle in the ring, which is why they are Knockout Tag Team Champions.
Sarita is the obvious winner here. Rosita is too green in TNA and just debuted a few months ago. Sarita has a large fan base, including myself, and I'm surprised that she's never been Knockouts Champion. Hopefully she will be soon.
My choice: Sarita
We may already know the answer to this. We'll know by Sunday for sure.
If Generation Me split (are they officially done teaming up?), who will be more successful? Max? Jeremy?
Both are amazing additions to the X Division and TNA can really benefit from their split. The tag division in TNA is stacked with Motor City Machine Guns, Beer Money, British Invasion, Ink Inc, et cetera.
Everyone says the X Division is on the brink of death. Insert Max and Jeremy Buck. A feud for the title between these two would be great. Hopefully it'll happen.
My choice: Draw
I think their split is only temporary. Max and Jeremy will be teaming up again soon. I'd rather split them and let them loose in the X Division. Generation Me will share success in winning tag team gold throughout their years in TNA.
This is getting tougher, right?
Jesse Neal or Shannon Moore?
Upon his TNA debut, Shannon Moore inserted himself into the X Division title hunt but fell short in every attempt.
Jesse Neal has never had an X Division title match and was trained by Rhino and Team 3D.
I like them both and love their team, Ink Inc. Right now they're at a rough spot though. Neal is still face and Shannon is clearly heel. Either Neal will turn heel or Ink Inc is done for. I'm planning a future heel turn for Jesse Neal, thus keeping Ink Inc.
My choice: Draw
Moore is good in singles wrestling but too repetitive. I hardly remember when Neal wrestled singles cause it was mostly squash matches.
I like Neal more than Shannon and think Jesse can be a cool X Division champion (like early Samoa Joe just with a Spear as a finisher).
But, I don't see TNA splitting this team like they did with Gen. Me. Ink Inc will share future success.
Ah, this one's a bit easier.
Douglas Williams is a triple crown champion in TNA. He's a former X Division champion, tag team champion and TV Champion.
Magnus is a former tag team champion.
Williams already showcased all his skills as a singles wrestler since the split of the original British Invasion. Magnus still has to prove himself as a credible singles wrestler.
My choice: Douglas Williams
Motorcity Machine Guns. Two classic TNA guys, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley.
Sabin held the X Division title numerous times before making MCMG. He is the greatest X Division Champion, holding the title four times over 338 days.
Shelley, held the belt once for 63 days.
If the impossible happened (MCMG split), who'd be better? MCMG has a huge fan base. I like both, but think Sabin would be the better singles wrestler. He had classic matches with A.J. Styles in the early days of TNA.
My choice: Chris Sabin
Oh, this is the hardest one...
Robert Roode or James Storm.
They make up my favorite tag team in wrestling today and a split between the two make cause the end of the world...maybe.
Who would be the better singles wrestler?
Roode has the rich guy gimmick and Storm is a cowboy that drinks beer. Both are cool and both are world champion material in my mind.
This debate can go on forever between Storm and Roode.
Before my brain explodes, I'm not going to be able to make a decision.
My choice: Unknown