Could WWE choose to split the team of Matt and Jeff Hardy next?
In the wake of Big Cass and Enzo Amore and The Golden Truth splitting up over the past two weeks, it’s time to examine this thought: Could Matt and Jeff Hardy be the next tag team on WWE programming to end?
This is tough. Here’s why: With the brand split of RAW and Smackdown, there are certain tag teams on different shows. With that, the tag team divisions feature fewer tag teams on each show. With Enzo and Cass and the team that was the Golden Truth, Goldust and R-Truth, being on RAW as well as Matt and Jeff Hardy, these are the remaining tag teams (not including The Hardyz):
- The Miztourage, ft. Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, and The Miz (I guess?)
- Heath Slater and Rhyno
- Sheamus and Cesaro
- Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, The Club
- The Revival
- The Titus Brand ft. Titus O’Neil, Apollo Crews, Akira Tozawa (I guess?)
That’s it. That’s all. There are two teams with the “I guess” tag because they are in a stable/partnership, but they’re not currently booked in roles in which they are pursuing the tag team titles—maybe as part of the Miztourage Dallas and Axel can get a boost, but even then, there’s not a lot of firepower.
Matt and Jeff do deserve another single’s run during these stint with the WWE, but I’m not so sure the RAW roster can afford this yet.
The tag team of Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano, also known as DIY, looked like a possibility for a promotion, but they were split up some time ago.
This leaves the stable of Sanity that could potentially make a debut, but NXT could use a stable on their programming (though Eric Young deserves to be on the main roster).
So, with all of this said, to avoid the same old Sheamus and Cesaro gimmicks as tag team champions, The Hardy Boyz may need to hang around a bit longer as a tag team to allow Dallas and Axel to blossom a bit more or for the WWE to create another tag team out of what they have on the roster as of now.
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It seems like a Revival run with the tag team championships seems all but inevitable, so that will assist in breaking up the monotony of a Sheamus and Cesaro reign—quite frankly it’s boring and overdone.
I’m definitely in favor of the Hardyz breaking up and pursuing single’s competition (as RAW needs all the help they can get), but now doesn’t seem like the right time.
Bigger picture: This wouldn’t be such an issue if the WWE booked storylines that involved different superstars “invading” the other brand and taking titles.
Quite honestly, if we’re going to stick with a total brand split, let’s do it: Push The Revival and Dallas and Axel to get some new blood in there for a change—Dallas’ new look is fantastic.
If you’re reading this and suggesting The Club, it makes sense, but let’s be honest: No one takes them seriously at this point anymore.
For example, open challenges and a team from NXT or Smackdown! comes on to RAW and wins or what not.
The brand split is choking the life out of the tag team division across all of WWE programming. If you haven’t noticed, Sheamus and Cesaro have been in the title picture for nearly a year now.
This is why we may need to wait a little longer for a Hardy Boyz break-up.