Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy. Edge and Christian. Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
When you hear these matchups, the first word that comes to mind is 'bromance.'
Where have all the bromances gone in the WWE?
While most people would call them tag teams, I prefer the term “bromance” due to the trust and emotion these partners display in the ring.
It’s easy to be paired up for a night and get a shot at the WWE Tag Team Championship, because that happens all the time. Degeneration X isn’t going down in history because they won a bunch of titles. They’re going to be remembered because of what their bromance did for the WWE Universe.
A true bromance is when the partners are best friends and teammates. A true bromance is when Christian’s shot at the title is about to be sabotaged and Edge comes to his best friend’s defense. A true bromance is Triple H crying before inducting his best friend Shawn Michaels into the WWE Hall of Fame!
A true WWE fan can tell when they’re about to be a part of something big, and the Hardy Boyz, E&C and DX are staples in wrestling history for their chemistry in and out of the ring. Now that the Edge and Christian bromance was the last to split up, what is today’s audience left with?
The Hart Dynasty fell apart. Legacy proved that three really is a crowd, and a possible Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase reunion has taken too long for people to care anymore. Nexus is always switching around their tag-teams and who knows what the Corre’s deal is anymore.
There were high hopes (at least personally) for John Morrison and R-Truth. They showed the beginning stages of a true bromance. They came to each other’s aid during ambushes.
Tag-team matches were flowing and you could tell they enjoyed each other’s push. But, of course, John Morrison had to get all high and mighty feuding with Trish Stratus and thinking he’s better then everyone. Then he goes and get himself hurt. R-Truth got the career push his bromantic partner wanted so badly…and now R-Truth has gone insane.
With all the chaos going on in the WWE right now, a bromance is something that is needed more then ever. Who knows: maybe CM Punk would have renewed his contract with the WWE if he had a “bro” to convince him otherwise.