The Road Warriors. The (original) Hart Foundation. Demolition. The British Bulldogs. What do all of these Tag Teams have in common? You guessed it – they are some of the greatest Tag Teams of all time. Of course, this illustrious list can go on and on, but mostly with names from a time when the WWE and their fans actually cared about the Tag Team Division – and no John Cena, the time is not now.
I was watching Raw one night a few months ago, and was sick to my stomach when they were trying to throw at me the pairing of Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov as legitimate Tag Team Title holders. I mean, these guys couldn’t even be in the same ring as some of the names I listed earlier. I was so appalled by this garbage that that I felt I needed to unleash my fury on the whole Tag Team Division.
I am sure all of you remember when the Tag Team Titles actually meant something instead of basically some throw away titles. I feel that since the “Attitude Era” ended, WWE just completely dropped the ball with the whole thing. Let’s prove my point – David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty are currently the Title Holders….yeah I know!!!! You have one guy who carries Jennifer Hudson’s bags to her tour bus and one who is the son of WWE Hall of Famer “Mr. Perfect” Curt Henning as your Tag Team Champions. If it wasn’t for CM Punk saving the whole Nexus stable, they both would have probably been out of jobs.
Don’t get me wrong, I love watching the five minutes of Diva action as much as the next guy, but don’t you think that maybe instead of the WWE killing time until the night’s main event they could actually try and bring back the Tag Team Division from the dead? Spice it up a little bit, make it worth watching and try and get the fans a little more involved in the matches instead of them going to the concession stands or taking a bathroom break. How about doing something that hasn’t really been done before? One of my favorite matches of all time was the Triangle Ladder Match at WrestleMania XVI between The Hardy Boys, Edge & Christian and The Dudley Boys. Why – because it was the first time this match was ever done and these guys put on an absolutely fantastic match. The pop of the crowd was electrifying and everyone in the arena was on the edge of their seats just to watch what these guys would do next. If you have never seen that match I highly suggest that you check it out.
You had teams back in the day that actually trained together as a tag team and their main goal was to not only make it professionally, but actually become Tag Team Champs. For example, you had The Midnight Rockers – The “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels and Marty Janetty, who came up together and worked for four different wrestling companies including Central State Wrestling, The American Wrestling Association and Continental Wrestling Association before they finally got their push in the WWE. Once they split, we all know what happened next.
HBK went on to become one of the greatest superstars in WWE history, and Marty Janetty became, well, Marty Janetty. To reiterate what I’m trying to say, instead of the WWE just trying to figure out how to kill time before a John Cena main event, they need to try and come up with some clever ideas to breathe life back into something that was once one the most prominent and prestigious titles to hold – something that is now basically the “The Marty Janetty Title “.