As a child, tag team wrestling is what initially drew me into the wacky world of WWE. I was fascinated by teams like The Hardy Boyz, The Dudley Boyz, and Edge & Christian, even more so than some of the major single acts in the company.
Tag team wrestling, when done properly, can be quite spectacular. The incorporation of additional participants in a match allows the performers to be more creative, oftentimes leading to exciting action.
Over the past few months, WWE seems to have shifted focus back toward tag team wrestling after taking a long break from tending to that particular division. Since the brand split, both Raw and SmackDown Live, as well as NXT, has featured some amazing tag team matches.
Teams like American Alpha have shown promise on SmackDown Live, while WWE mainstays, The Usos, have only gotten better with time.
The New Day, new additions to the SmackDown Live roster, carried WWE’s tag team division in 2016, and are without a doubt one of the best tag teams in the history of the company.
On the Raw brand, The Hardy Boyz have returned to WWE and taken the tag division by storm. Teams like The Club, Enzo & Cass, and Sheamus & Cesaro have also been formidable foes for the legendary team, leading to electrifying times for tag team wrestling fans.
Finally, the NXT brand, where tag team wrestling began its revival in the company, has done an incredible job with their tag team division.
Speaking of which, The Revival, who recently made their debut on Raw, is one of my favorite tag teams in the history of WWE.
Their matches with DIY were some of the best tag matches I’ve ever witnessed, with each encounter surpassing the previous one in terms of awesomeness.
DIY’s matches with The Authors of Pain, a team that was born inside of WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, have also been worth checking out.
The Authors of Pain are a powerhouse throwback team who continues to improve each and every time they step through the curtain.
The foundation for WWE’s tag team division has been laid, allowing for the establishment of an elite division that will last for years to come.
Not only do they have numerous talented teams, but they also have talented teams that the fans care about, all of which only seem to be getting better. This will surely lead to great things.
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