Change the Rules of Tag Team
by, 01-22-2012 at 12:09 PM (3566 Views)
Hear me out, for the idea I have had is a long shot heaped with controversy if it were to ever be implemented.
Watching last weeks Smackdown show I saw a tag team match that not only had me interested but more importantly had the crowd interested - the tornado tag match between epico & primo v the Uso's.
The crowd loved it, it was incredibly fast paced with plenty of notable moments.
We all know that Vince McMahon thinks tag team wrestling is pretty much a spent force. Whether it is potential pairings of wrestler's together that don't gel, owing more to combined charisma than in ring abilities, it is hard to gather. Vince sees the modern WWE superstar as a brand in themselves, but more to the point is how many guys on the roster are going to be unselfish and approach any potential tag team they are in with real enthusiasm? The world is different these days, we are in the selfish generation, which is as accurate a statement as Robert Roode could ever come up with. I'm not in the business myself but obviously the goal of every guy is to reach John Cena level and be the main man. How many would remain patient and optimistic only being in a tag team. It is not just about politics in WWE, it is about attitude of the wrestlers themselves.
But anyway back to what this blog is really about. I think a departure from the traditional tag team route would be a good idea for WWE. I reckon Vince is under the illusion that the hot tag culture is staler than john cena and he just doesnt have the heart for the tag team division, coupled with the problem of who he thinks can actually be a tag team.
The tornado tag was arguably the match of the night. I watched it with my friend who hasn't seen wrestling in a few years and we pretty much agreed that tornado tag's were the shit. I can probably count on one hand the amount of tornado tag's I've seen in my lifetime. When talking about the tornado tag, we could only use it as reference from wwe games about how awesome it is.
It would risk the hate of the Iwc but then again what doesn't. Daniel Bryan is pushed to the moon by winning Money in the bank and then the world title but people are cynical right away, wondering how long he'll actually hold the belt, that he looks weak, and a vicious circle is there.
It would surely be more heat on wwe than anything in years from the wrestling community. or it might be embraced by some hopefully.
WWE is evolving. Wrestling is evolving and tag team wrestling needs a shot in the arm. People are ready for tornado tag to be in their face. Usual tagging can exist for main event guys in tv matches, where a hot tag means something.
Does anybody else think it's a good idea? I welcome opinions. If you rant at me telling me why I'm wrong I'll chew you out though, because an opinion can't be wrong.