Let’s get the easy one out of the way. I see Enzo and Big Cass as refreshingly in your face and real. Completely different from what Konor and Viktor have been. Enzo in particular has great expressions and shows emotion and passion, and I found his work on Monday night, in front of a packed house-and a very hot one too-and working against (verbally, at least) a legendary tag team, to be amazing. If I had to choose which of the two teams wins WWE tag team gold first, it would be Enzo and Cass.
As for their ceiling? I don’t know that it’s easy to peg. Enzo is such a unique individual, very loud and brash. Cass, towering at 7 feet tall, tends to be the quieter one, though he’s by no means quiet. That WWE sends them right out to the Dudleys? I think that shows how highly people within the company think of the young tag team, and it may very well be a vote of confidence from Bubba and Devon too, assuming the veteran team was asked for their approval of a program.
Their big challenge? New Day, in a nutshell. They are coming in when WWE’s tag team offerings have been improved. Not great, but greatly improved at least. And New Day is leading that charge, and of course, fans love them. But, fans love Enzo and Big Cass, too-the Dallas crowd at RAW was chanting “how you doin'” in the first hour, hoping to see these two-and they didn’t debut until the third hour of the show!
The one thing I think they are missing? Maybe Carmella. Not that she’s going to rival Xavier Woods, but the group, as good as they are as a duo, can be as good or better as a trio. Plus, Carmella is a competent women’s performer and would add depth to a suddenly very competitive women’s division.
So can Enzo and Big Cass become WWE tag team champions? Maybe even in 2016?