I still will never understand what Vince McMahon was doing with the tag team division for the last couple of years.
The Usos still are not, and probably never will be, used to their full potential.
The premature ending of The Hart Dynasty was absolutely astonishing.
And let's not forget about all those teams that won the titles and then lasted only about a week, like Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre.
But none of these things were more stupid and pointless then the break-up of Cryme Tyme. It wasn't needed, it was a horrible feud, and it resulted in the complete death of not one, but TWO careers.
It all started when Shad Gaspard attacked JTG after they lost to John Morrison and R-Truth. I guess he was tired of losing all the time, which is pretty likely to happen when you're wearing Timberland boots in the ring. Maybe if they wore pants that fit them too.
Anyways, it was clear that Cryme Tyme was dead, which actually tore me up a little inside. Then Shad was asked backstage about his actions...and he had this to say.
"No more Time... no more Cryme Tyme...this is my time." Then he said "MY time" just once more for good measure, and walked away. Those were some pretty bold words coming from a guy like Shad.
Okay cool...so it seemed like Shad was going to be the Shawn Michaels of this little break-up. That was fine with me, he certainly had the look, and the overall potential to become something big in the WWE.
Over the next few weeks, Shad and JTG went through the typical steps of a tag team break-up. They attacked each other and called each other out every chance they got. Finally, it was clear that things were going to finally erupt at the upcoming Extreme Rules.
And how would these two guys, who were practically brothers, settle the score? Just like everybody else does it in the streets. In a strap match, of course!
Well, at least Shad would win, after all it was HIS time. Then if it all went well, the former Cryme Tyme star would be a regular in no time. And who knows? Maybe JTG wouldn't have that bad of a career after all.
Then, as if the creative team was playing a sick joke on them and us the whole time...JTG won. Shad then went on to beat JTG on Superstars, but who really cares? The damage was already done. Now, I had no idea what the plan was for these two guys.
Apparently, neither did the WWE. JTG hasn't been on Smackdown for an eternity. As for Shad, apparently it actually was his time...to get released.
Good call on that whole, "Let's break-up Cryme Tyme" guys. You're right, the tag team division was getting pretty crowded.
But seriously, why was that break-up ever necessary? Why put those two in a ridiculous strap match? Why go on to release one and basically keep the other for no good reason?
It was absolutely ridiculous, and did nothing but make the tag team division even worse. Sure, the Hart Dynasty break-up was just as bad and pointless, but this is Cryme Tyme we're talking about here.
And the way it was done? Completely unnecessary and pointless. At least the WWE had somewhat of plan when it came to Tyson Kidd and D.H. Smith, even though it failed almost immediately.
The death of Cryme Tyme was just awful to watch, a complete train wreck of a feud and break-up in every way conceivable way.