WWE: Is it time to split up The New Day?

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: New Day enter the ring at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: New Day enter the ring at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images) /

In professional wrestling, it seems like tag teams are often created with the split in mind. No matter how many titles are won and great matches occur, it seems like bookers are looking forward to the split and elevating one of the two individuals to star power. Then, there is The New Day. Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, and Big E are perhaps the greatest combination ever seen in sports entertainment. But there seems to be growing hints on WWE television that a split is coming. Even though that idea can cause heart palpitations among fans, perhaps it is an opportunity that should be embraced.

Over on Monday Night Raw, MVP has remained a thorn in the side of Kingston and Woods. As Kingston prepares for a shot at Bobby Lashley and the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank, MVP makes it a point to antagonize them every step of the way. But what he is especially doing is pointing at Woods as the reason why Kingston has not returned to championship status post-KofiMania. Any viewer watching the show would know that is far from the truth, but logic cannot truly be applied to the world of professional wrestling.

Many are leaning toward Big E to win the Money in the Bank ladder match, then turning his attention to Lashley who is expected to defeat Kingston at the PPV. This is a viable booking option, especially if Big E is elevated into the championship position for an extended run. But what happens if he fails to defeat Lashley as well? Would that set the stage for a New Day split?

There are two ways this could go down. There is the amicable split, where each man looks to go after their own opportunities, some of which may call for them to go through each other. Then there is the split that includes violence, much like The Shield when they all ended up fighting each other at some point. Imagine a three-way match with Kingston, Woods, and Big E facing each other in opposite corners. That could easily headline a WWE PPV.

There is always the danger and fear that splitting up The New Day would lead to all three men floundering in obscurity. Just look at what happened to names like Andrade and Malakai Black at the end of their WWE runs. Or even look at Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin who were afterthoughts the minute The Hurt Business were split. It is understandable that those fears would plague fans of Kingston, Woods, and Big E, but that does not mean the opportunity should not be explored.

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Even though Big E is on SmackDown, while Woods and Kingston are on Raw – The New Day is still considered a group for all intents and purposes. However, there is a growing thought that the WWE is planning to split up all three men as singles performers. While the apprehension around the idea is real, perhaps it is time to split up The New Day to create something new for them all in the future.