So, imagine my happiness when an already improving tag team division, lead by the pleasantly surprising New Day, found themselves gaining not one, not two, but three excellent new teams following WrestleMania 32.
In a word, I was ecstatic.
I yearn for WWE tag team wrestling to get back to the days like it was when I grew up: Demolition, Legion of Doom, Hart Foundation and the like. While I know there was likely a better age for tag team wrestling, for me this was as good as it’s ever been. And every time I’ve been excited for tag team action, over the last few years, I’ve ended up disappointed more times than I care to remember.
I have a feeling that is all changing now.
Let’s look at the division, shall we? In the last year, we’ve seen New Day really evolve into a much more popular unit than I think anyone expected. We’ve seen one of the most decorated tag teams return to WWE-The Dudleys. And of course, The Usos are back and healthy. And that’s just a few. Yes, there was a dud in the division, as The Ascension just didn’t do anything based on what was expected. But, they can’t all be awesome, right?
Now, short order, we are adding The Vaudevillains, Enzo and Cass and Anderson and Gallows. Plus, if you want to add them in, a returning Primo and Epico. Going beyond those? We can add in Lucha Dragons, and even the entertainment of Goldust and R-Truth.
So, I don’t know about the rest of you at home, but I for one am extremely excited, and very hopeful, to find out what is in store for the tag team division now. The tournament? A great start, in my opinion. But it’s just a start. I hope WWE keeps pushing great tag team action on us. They decided to have a much needed women’s revolution; I think it’s the right time for a similar movement within the tag ranks.
And, while we are talking about a revolution…why not spruce up the tag belts, make them look a bit more like the WWE mens and womens major championships. As much as I don’t hate the current ones, to me they just don’t fit. Kind of always looked like a pressed penny.
So, WNZ readers, are you as excited about the future for the tag team division?