One of the more undervalued assets in World Wrestling Entertainment recent history is the tag team division. A division that once produced stars and was the cornerstone of the undercard for a number of years was relegated to a mere afterthought.
Tag teams are beneficial to WWE in a number of ways. Mainly they allow undercard workers to get exposure they may not otherwise get because of time restrictions. It’s purely a numbers game, instead of a five-minute match featuring two workers, you instead get four.
Secondly, it is impossible to argue the benefit a strong tag team division had on WWE’s roster in the early to mid 90s. Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, two of the biggest stars of the era, rose to power through the tag team division.
It is not to say we do not see tag matches—we absolutely do. However, those matches mainly come in the form of Raw main events. We often see two main event feuds brought together in a tag match on the go-home Raw for a pay-per-view.
What the WWE severely lacks is a strong tag team division backed by designated tag teams. Many recent WWE Tag Team Champions have been arguably thrown together and never given the opportunity to grow as a team, but rather, it's a grouping of individuals. Air Boom (the current champions) are a good example of an attempted team, however, we’ve seen thrown together teams like Kane and Big Show, Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre and the thinly veiled attempt ShoMiz (Big Show and The Miz).
Here is a list of proposed tag teams to bolster a depleted Tag Team division that WWE has seemingly recognized needs a shot. Many of these names are floating around in the mid to lower card and could use the exposure a tag team division gives.