When Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins captured the RAW Tag Team Championships back at WrestleMania 35, it was considered to be landmark moment for both men – and Hawkins in particular, due to his lengthy losing streak prior to that.

However, they weren’t really given much of a chance to shine as champions. They didn’t feature all too heavily on WWE programming after winning the titles, and as a result, losing them seemed like more of an inevitability than anything else.

Last night, that inevitability came to fruition as The Revival was able to capture the titles once again.

Thankfully for Curt, it seems like Zack is more than willing to take responsibility for the defeat. Some fans were wondering whether or not they would break up in the immediate aftermath of the loss, but it doesn’t seem like that’s going to be the case.


We’ve thought that Ryder has the potential to be a world class, main event star for quite some time now, and the man himself has been able to prove that time and time again over the years. Alas, it doesn’t seem like WWE is all too interesting in pushing him to that extent.

All we can hope for as fans is that both men are given something with purpose to do, as opposed to them just falling back down into mediocrity – which, unfortunately, seems like the most likely path for them.

At the very least, they should receive a rematch, despite how much fans are growing to hate that word nowadays.

Harry Kettle

Sports writer covering pro wrestling, MMA & football. Forever dreaming of a world where Jeff Hardy wins the strap one more time.

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