Random Tag Teams That Could Be Awesome
Tag team wrestling in the WWE is dead. Not quite dead and buried, but close. Over the years we’ve seen some excellent tag teams; MNM, Cade and Murdoch, Miz and Morrison, London and Kendrick, the Hart Dynasty, among others. All dominated the division, won the titles rather quickly, then break up with no true closure. There seems to be two true boom periods for tag team wrestling in the WWE: the TLC era from 2000-2001 with the Hardys, Dudleys, and Edge & Christian. Then there was the Smackdown Six from 2002-2003 which involved the brand new WWE Tag Team Titles. Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit, Los Guererros, and Edge & Rey Mysterio carried Smackdown during their constant three-way feud. After God’s Team (Angle/Benoit) broke up, the World’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) stepped in and the transition was seamless. But good things don’t last forever and it seems as though they just don’t care about tag wrestling anymore.
The WWE’s favorite thing to do with tag teams is mostly to throw two totally random guys together and hope for the best. Koslov and Santino actually work out well together, so it’s not always a waste of time. I took it upon myself to throw together a bunch of tag teams made up of currently active WWE Superstars; if that’s what the writers can do, why can’t we?
- Evan Bourne & Daniel Bryan – Call it what you will: two small guys creative has nothing for, the RoH Connection, or just two good wrestlers teaming up. If the APPLE experiment taught us anything, it’s that these two have a chemistry that could work long term.
- Michael McGillicutty & Ted DiBiase – First, I’d change McGillicutty’s name to his real name, Joe Hennig. This would be similar to Legacy, but I’d take a chance and turn them face.
- Drew McIntyre & Sheamus – It makes sense, right? Two big bruising guys, both are European, and both seemingly get lost in the shuffle. As long as they don’t get a stupid name like the UKonnection they could be pretty good together.
- Skip Sheffield & Ezekiel Jackson – just two big badass dude. Again, I’d make them faces and not just another generic big guy team.
- Sin Cara & Yoshi Tatsu – I don’t really have to explain this one, right?
- Curt Hawkins & Brodius Clay – your typical little guy with a body guard dynamic. I’ve always liked these type teams based off what they could do in the ring; the big guy slamming the little one onto their opponent, or the little one jumping off the big one’s shoulders. Plus, I just want Hawkins on TV again.
Depending how the Draft shakes out this week, I could seriously see at least one of these teams actually getting together and doing work.