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The Formula for Successful Tag Teams

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For people to get behind a newly created team, there must be a logic as to why two wrestlers teamed up. They could also be involve in a same storyline (HHH-Punk), or their gimmicks are the same at some level (Beer Money), or their character compliments each other, or they have common enemy, or common goal (Awesome Truth), etc. But sometimes teams are created just to make other wrestler stay relevant (Rhodes-McIntyre), or to make the other wrestler go over (Jericho-Miz), or to introduce new wrestler (Unico-Epico). Throwing around two random wrestler to form a team does not guarantee any success whether they have reasons or not.

There are common formulas in creating tag teams in wrestling. It could be a high fliers (London-Kendrick), powerhouses (LOD, APA), powerhouse-technician (Hart Foundation), powerhouse-high flier (henry-bourne), twins / brothers, monsters, super heavyweights, just to name a few.

With the current roster right now and possible comebacks, here are my dream tag teams.

Orton-McIntyre: I personally think that their gimmicks are somewhat the same. Both are sinister. Both looks like they don't have any emotions. Their walk on the ramp are the same and also their entrance musics have the same feel. I think this team has a chance to be dominant and be fearless. Orton can certainly help Drew go over. This should also be a heel team.

Cena-Swagger: These is another example of a team where one wrestler is helping another one go over. This one should be a face team even though people are booing Cena. Cena's marine and Jack's all american gimmick compliments each other. Acting as patriots or country's hero.

Orton-Cena: Just an alternative from the two above. Another "Megapower"

Rhodes-Ziggler: The top heels of this era. Two of the best right now and the future of the business. Ala Rated-RKO. Only difference is that Rated-RKO was composed of two established main eventers.

Mysterio-Sin Cara: I don't have to explain much here. I bet a lot of people wants these two to battle. I want it too but they could form a team first to build the match. Mysterio can certainly teach Cara a lot by teaming and battling with him.

Punk-Bryan: Kings of the Indy Scene (in their own rights). They both are very accomplished in different indy promotions. I think these two can show people and other superstar how to "wrestle".


Punk-Jericho: The best in the world. Nuff said.

Del Rio-DiBiase: Same gimmick (if DiBiase continues to adopt his father's gimmick). They could be a Rich Mexican American team. Both are great in the ring. Del Rio is starting to stand out. DiBiase is just underutilized.

Golddust-Truth: A newer version of the Golddust-Booker team. Only this time both of them are weird (crazy for R Truth). I think they could create funny segments in the back again. Something that is missing in the WWE right now.

Gabriel-Bourne: Both of these high fliers can be over with the crowd. A spin-off to the team of London and Kidman. Seeing the 450 splash and shooting star press done at the same time is really cool.

Kingston-Reks: An example of a powerhouse and a high flyer. Kingston is the "The Dreadlocked Dynamo" and Reks was once called "The Dreadlocked Demolition Man". They may look the same but the character may be somewhat opposite with Kingston being the always alive, always moving, always jumping type while Reks is the no-wasted, straight to the point move type.

Sheamus-Finlay: Both are Irish and both have movesets that really looks brutal. Guess both of them loves to fight too. A sort of a teacher student type.

Barrett-Regal: The brawler and the technician with the same descend. Regal and Finlay could also work as managers but both Sheamus and Barrett in my opinion doesn't need one. Besides both Regal and Finlay still has more left in their tanks. Seeing Sheamus-Finlay and Barrett-Regal battle would definitely be great.

Henry-Clay: The super heavy weights. This one could also work. Henry could teach Brodus a thing or two. They could dominate the division with their size alone. Only wish they would not be use for comedy.

Ryder-Marella: Just because they're super over.

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Updated 11-09-2011 at 10:32 AM by Frank

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  1. Godsmack78's Avatar
    I really like the creativity in some of those teams...some... first of all it would be a terrible idea to put truth and goldust together.. i love dustin rhodes but it would make truth look weak and him and the miz are on fire right now.. i really dont like orton and drew because drew doesnt draw.. and ziggles and rhodes could be ok but only if ziggles changes his character. you could have the dastardly rhodes with a dark raven or vampiro like gimmick in ziggler and i know he could pull it off.. ryder and santino make sense comedy wise but i refuse to take either seriously until they both change their finishers(the cobra and ruff ryder are the two shittiest finishers ive seen in my life). and since supercena is pushing ryder to the moon then they may as well tag up.. i love sheamus and finlay.. that shit would be dead on.. reks and kofi could work but reks needs a mouthpiece stat. henry clay could work but henry is the man like it or not and if he teams with anyone it should be big show or cody rhodes.. great read dude
  2. The Hit Man's Avatar
    I'd have to disagree with this blog. The key to a successful tag team is to bring two new superstars packaged as a tag team. Even if the two superstars who have been paired together are similar, if they are already established single competitors then it just seems like a temporary thing. I really doubt Air Boom or Awesome Truth will last till the end of next year. However the Usos and Hunicio & Epico look promising. Also, I think the team of Reks & Hawkins and O'Niel & Watson can work seeing as they aren't really established as single competitors.
  3. Godsmack78's Avatar

    i agree that you need two established guys that are a tag team to make it work out..the problem is the tag team division is so weak in the e that you have to put together an airboom or awesome truth to push the prestige of the title so that you can put them on your aforementioned Usos or hunico and epico. and its sad but awesome truth should stay a permanent stable at best.. you can always add or remove ppl but keep the truth miz thing going.. they feed off of each other in a way that bleeds on they have plenty of room for improvement but its def going good for them
  4. JoePublic's Avatar
    @hitman I agree completely.
  5. BlackFalcon's Avatar
    I think if we could get it, we put Tyler Reks and Mason Ryan together, with a manager to act as their mouthpiece. Tyler's done some good promos before, but he could be better, and Ryan's never gonna be good at it with a Welsh accent. You'd need a really decent manager to push them.

    I also think since Bourne got suspended, I think they should bring in Trent Barreta to team up with Kofi. A decent promo artist, as seen when he was with Croft, and a greatly underused talent. I think teaming him with Kofi would help give his career the boost it needs
  6. Sahu's Avatar
    outta all teams u mentioned I liked the two teams frm UK..

    Finlay-Sheamus n Barret-Regal r two gr8 luking teams..Regal n Finlay can help Barett n Sheamus in terms of technical abilities...n they can refine the two young superstars n make two future legends off them....

    I donno why pl r against airboom..but they r infact gud as tagteam wrestlers..I always felt Kofi suits either cruiserweight or Tagteam division..n I hated him winning against Randy/Y2J n Ziggler..
  7. The Peep's Avatar
    those are all terrible.

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