The WWE has been putting a lot of emphasis on it's "Tag Team" division. However, like a lot of things in WWE, I believe a bit of rebranding is needed in order to help. What I mean is, the days of a typical Tag Team Division are gone, replaced by a new standard of Alliances.
Now, I believe WWE should just go ahead and rename the WWE Tag Team Titles the WWE Alliance Titles, that's not the subject of this article. No, the subject is, a personal favorite of mine, but basically boils down to alliances that could work in the WWE to help the "Tag Team" division grow.
Now, I've written on this before, but we have a few new guys on the roster, and a few face/heel turns, so things should be a bit different, if not entirely different, this time around. So, without further delay, let us begin.
Now, granted they may not look all that interesting right now, but I think some of these pairings could work, with a little thought.
John Morrison and Justin Gabriel are two of the most exciting superstars in the WWE right now, and neither is a stranger to Tag Team Gold. Morrison is a five-time Tag Team Champion, while Justin is a three-time Tag Team Champion.
Morrison and Gabriel are both talented individuals and could do well, if an alliance were to be formed between the two high-flyers. They both have the ability to excite the crowd with breathtaking moves like JG's 450 Splash and Morrison's Starship Pain.
I also believe this team could work well as either heels or faces. Morrison is slightly above average as a face, but an exceptional heel, and with the regrowth of his facial hair, I think Gabriel could pull off another heel run as more mysterious and focused competitor, to go along with JoMo's cockiness.
Yoshi Tatsu and Daniel Bryan. Funny that, despite being Smackdown's Mr.Money in The Bank, D-Bryan isn't all that far away from being in the same position as NXT Pro Yoshi Tatsu. That said, an alliance between the two could very well be helpful, (honestly, what's the worst it could do)?
Both have spent time wrestling in Japan, both are good in-ring workers, and both have a lot of potential to succeed in the WWE, but just need something to get to the next level. Maybe an alliance would be the thing. Bryan's even coming into his own as a promo man.
Add to that, they're a team WWE could also push as either heels or faces. Yoshi has a new, darker look to him, and it would be very easy for Bryan to simply "snap" and lose it on someone. As faces, Bryan comes off as the relatable everyman, while Yoshi can play up towards the fans, (the older ones may see a little something in the new Yoshi, and the kids can still cheer for him. Though I don't know if they will).
Wade Barrett is one of the best talkers in the WWE right now, fits the mold of your average World Champion, and yet, doesn't have much to his name, save for a sorry run with the Intercontinental Championship and Slammy.
Tyson Kidd, a former WWE Unified/WWE Tag Team Champion is one of the most, if not the most technically sound men on the roster today, and right now, is on NXT with occasional pop-ups on Smackdown.
Size, no doubt is the one thing holding Kidd back, and I don't know what the problem is with pushing Wade Barrett, but that does open the door up, for two of WWE's most underutilized stars to make a name for themselves, because if you were to take the look, mic-skills and charisma of Wade, and match that with the awesome amount of potential in Tyson Kidd along with his technical prowess, you'd have one powerful duo on your hands.
I noticed something awhile back on RAW and Smackdown. At one point Mason Ryan, the powerhouse of The New Nexus was helping his stable beat down Big Show and Kane on RAW. In the course of this, it looked as if CM Punk was losing control of his monster as Ryan seemed to be in his own world of destruction.
Similarly, on Smackdown, Ezekiel Jackson was on a rampage of his own, taking out The Big Show and seemingly disregarding any order given to him by then-Leader of The Corre, Wade Barrett. I assumed wrong that these two would break away from their stables and join together as a tag team, but who's to say it couldn't have worked.
Both are of the size WWE enjoys and with a mouthpiece (JTG, William Regal if he turned heel, Matt Striker if he turned heel, or Byron Saxton,) these two could be just the type of team that would really help WWE's new Tag Team Division.
Christian is under the assumption that everyone has turned their backs on him. Everyone has turned their backs on Heath Slater for...well for being Heath Slater. Birds of a feather and all, and Christian and Heath certainly would make a fantastic pairing.
Heath was Christian's NXT Rookie, and has since come into his own, but Christian is a wily veteran and could still teach Heath more. Heath, having nothing to do, but a lot of potential to be a solid mid-carder, would do well to ally himself with Captain Charisma.
I believe this would be a great way to help Heath get the rub from a veteran, and Heath could serve a similar purpose to Christian as Alex Riley did to The Miz. Along with that, it would help Heath gain TV time on Smackdown and show that he's more than just a ginger to make fun of and hate for no reason.
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