Adam wilkinson



Night of Champions a Night to Remember for the Tag Team Division

As Night of Champions edges closer, I’ve found myself dealing with a feeling that I haven’t felt in a long time.

A level of excitement that I haven’t felt about WWE’s tag team division since JeriShow defended their tag team titles in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match against D-Generation X in 2009.

No, tonight’s tag team title match probably won’t be as entertaining as that was, but change is undeniably in the air.

And the reason change is in the air is because of one simple factor that WWE has implemented in the last couple of months – effort.

It’s no secret that in the last two years, WWE’s tag team division has fallen apart.

From makeshift teams such as Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre winning the titles, to the likes of The Uso’s competing for them, the tag team division had really become a laughing stock.

It had gotten to the point where I refused to watch it.

Yet in saying that, it is amazing what a simple storyline and a few backstage segments over a month long period can do.

And it is with this in mind that I say I am very much looking forward to Kofi Kingston and R-Truth defending their titles against the team of Daniel Bryan and Kane.

It’s a sense that although there is no guarantee of a great, lengthy encounter, there is anticipation for the unknown.

Will they get along? Will they win? And what does it mean for the tag team titles?

Obviously, Bryan and Kane are yet to prove their worth as a top team in the company, but if the anger management segments have been anything to go by then entertainment value will be assured.

With this said however, The Primetime Player also deserve a lot of credit.

Finally it seems WWE have learnt that nothing sells legitimacy like a solid tag team name.

Along with that though, Darren Young and Titus O’Neill have worked hard at establishing a name for themselves, as well as a gimmick which is interesting and entertaining, and that is something which will pay off.

In saying this it is obvious change is in the air.

At last we have serious, entertaining segments dedicated to the tag team division.

And just as importantly, we finally have teams who care about the division itself and want to make a difference.

No more slapstick wrestling segments, no more three minute matches, and certainly no more Jimmy and Jay Uso.

As Night of Champions edges closer, there’s no doubt CM Punk and John Cena will steal the show.

Yet as I write this, I can honestly say I’m just as excited to see the outcome of the tag team title match – and that’s something I haven't felt like saying in a long time.

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