WWE has drawn much criticism towards their tag team division on RAW. It almost seems to the majority of the wrestling fanbase that the company doesn’t have a direction planned for the division and is essentially winging it on a week-by-week basis.
The company was criticized by some fans after the Survivor Series PPV. During the kickoff show, five male teams from RAW and five from SmackDown Live competed in the opening match. Representing the RAW brand were several teams that have had little to no momentum and some, like The Ascension, have been seen by the company as lower-card wrestlers for their stay on the main roster.
Road Warrior Animal recently appeared on Chair Shots to the Cranium to discuss this very concern- on how the RAW tag team division is in a state of confusion. He had the following to say on the podcast:
“Well, what you see is they have a habit of doing with tag team wrestling today, they don’t establish who the top dog tag team is and they don’t ever establish who the heel team is. Everyone can’t be equal. That’s not life, that’s not reality, that’s not tag team wrestling. … They started off with The Revival being strong and now they kill them. The Authors of Pain, yes they just beat one guy, Seth Rollins, to become tag team champions, but, what have they done before that? They’ve gotten beat! You can’t keep beating teams and then have them get a token win every now and then. You have to establish who’s the dominant guys. There is no team that stands out as being the dominant team today. That’s the problem.”
It will be interesting to see what WWE does with their tag team divisions moving forward, as Animal isn’t the only WWE Hall of Famer or even former WWE Superstar to have come out and expressed their opinions on the treatment of those Superstars.
Do you agree with Animal? What changes should be made to the division? Let us know your thoughts, opinions, and reactions in those comments below.
With H/T to Chair Shots to the Cranium for the transcription.