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Who Will Be The Next WWE Tag Team Champions?


At Night of Champions 2012, Kane and Daniel Bryan won the WWE Tag Team Championship from R-Truth and Kofi Kingston. Since then, no tag team in WWE has been able to dethrone Team Hell No, despite their dysfunction as partners.

It has always been perceived as inevitable that Team Hell No’s arguments and fights will eventually lead to the break-up of the champions. When that does finally happen, who will be the team to take the titles? That is, who will be the next WWE Tag Team Champions?

Brodus Clay and Tensai have made a good argument as the most recent up-and-coming tag team in WWE. Separately, neither superstar has found much success. However, as a team, the Monsters of Funk have been impressive. Although they are also a babyface team, Clay and Tensai can still be the next tag team champions. If Team Hell No defends their titles in a fatal four-way match, or gauntlet-style match, Clay and Tensai could have a good chance of winning the belts.


Team Rhodes Scholars have been on quite the losing streak since breaking up as a team. Sandow and Rhodes continue to lose to superstars such as The Miz and Sheamus. It has baffled me as to why WWE decided to split up Team Rhodes Scholars. It seemed as though Rhodes and Sandow would be the ones to dethrone Team Hell No at Royal Rumble. While the tag team division was growing, Team Hell No and Rhodes Scholars stood out among the rest. Rhodes and Sandow were two singles stars who were trying to compete with the likes of CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler and at the time Miz and Alberto Del Rio. Getting lost in the shuffle of many heels, putting Team Rhodes Scholars together looked like a great fit for everyone. WWE should recognize their mistake and put Sandow and Rhodes back together again so they can finally become the next WWE Tag Team Champions.

The Prime Time Players, Darren Young and Titus O’Neil, were on the verge of becoming tag team champions until their manager, A.W. was fired. Shortly after that, Kane and Bryan became a tag team, followed by Sandow and Rhodes, leaving the Prime Time Players out in the cold. Young and O’Neil are now the superstars usually chosen to face Team Hell No on a random Raw or Smackdown, but they never win. Titus O’Neil may have a bright future as a singles star at some point, but right now is not the time. The main event scene is too crowded for a young star like O’Neil, but the tag team title situation is open. If WWE chooses to keep Sandow and Rhodes out of the tag team division, the Prime Time Players become the top heel team and could be the next WWE Tag Team Champions.

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The Shield could also make for a good argument as the next WWE Tag Team Champions. Whether it is Rollins and Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns or Ambrose and Reigns, The Shield would make for an impressive team. The Shield has shown great teamwork as a threesome, but it is unclear what the third superstar would do if the other two became a tag team. Currently, WWE seems set on continuing to put the group in six-man tag matches so they may not be the team to dethrone Kane and Daniel Bryan.

There are other teams, such as the Usos, Epico and Primo, currently injured Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel, and Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara. These teams seem to have less of a chance of becoming the next tag team champions than those discussed before. The teams discussed before are also more deserving than these teams due to their gimmicks and previous success.

So who do you think will be the next WWE Tag Team Champions? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  • clay and tensai need to hold the tag titles while they are hot and trending but the Usos have got to hold them at some point…I could see a face vs face feud with MoF and usos with rikishi getting involved and everyone dancing blah blah blah

  • Gortex

    i’d like to see the shield win the tag team titles and defend using the freebird rule. their teamwork is better then practically any other team in wwe plus its a nice starter title for them

    • I think that would be great, but I don’t know if WWE would be interested

    • Sean Patrick

      Love the Freebird Rule idea… even if it makes me think of Michael Hayes. ::shudder::

  • I Things Clay Tensai Cause Have you seen them since they became a Team have been unstoppable I See it in a 4 Way match Between them/ hell no/ PTP/ and The Usos

  • Chelsii

    As long as it’s not the Prime Time Players, I have no problem. It should be The Usos… like it should’ve been years ago.

    • If you are saying you are not a fan of PTPs, then I agree with you. AW made them interesting. Without AW, they are terrible.

      • Sean Patrick

        It’s funny, they were good as 3, bad as 2, but would be better as 1. #mathlete

  • Sean Patrick

    Hey Seth, I gotta say I’m a big fan of you engaging the commenters on your articles. It gives you an extra level of credibility that you hold yourself accountable for your opinions. Kudos!

  • Iron Mike Sharpe

    Tag team rasslin is dead. Teams like the RnR express, freebirds, midnight express, fabulous ones, wild Samoans, etc would never get a chance today.

  • matthewlovdahl16

    Usos should take on the wild Samoan type gimmick and challenge for the tag team title

  • Dalathan

    Can’t believe some people are actually serious about the Clay/Tensai idea, they’re mediocre, there are far better wrestlers who deserve the Tag Team Titles. The problem I see with Uso’s becoming the Tag Team Champions is that they never get to cut promos, they’re not fully solidified. First they need to seriously feud with someone, not some half-ass script. Once people get familiar with them, then they’re ready. Rhodes Scholars were always ready, but sadly it didn’t work out in the end. Who knows though, they might re-unite yet again.

  • matthewlovdahl16

    Shield would also be great to challenge for the titles

  • Rg41982

    There gonna take 2 singles stars and put them together and make them tag champs. Besides that would love to see the usos win the belts. They got to be the longest tag team there and there brothers. Instant chemistry.

  • disqus_EuuLjq1J1W

    New Age OutLaws i bet they will win it at wm then drop it a month later!


      the New Age Outlaws would gerat & i think they would win & keep the belts for a while




    bring back diesel & H.B.K. A.K.K. the 2 dudes with attitudd


    the wwe should bring back batista & team him up with randy orton to take on team hell no

  • If they have the Shield become tag champs they should make it so any two of the three can defend the title. Say one week Amrose and Rollins defend, then the next week Ambrose and Reigns, then the next week it’s Rigns and Rollins. That way they don’t have to worry about there being a third man left out.

    I also think that Jericho and Miz would make a great tag team. Or Randy Orton and Shaemus could become the tag champs.

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