Tag team wrestling hasn’t been a focal point in WWE for years. Vince McMahon’s “leadership” de-emphasized the division and it was one of the many (read: All) groups that suffered in the promotion. Under Triple H there have been some improvements in that group. One thing that needs to happen is the splitting of the tag team championship and that must come sooner rather than later.
The Judgment Day currently reign supreme over the tag team division. They are enjoying their second run as the undisputed champs and continue to beat back top challengers. Even The Creed Brothers, a duo that many have tagged as the next big thing, recently dropped a back-and-forth battle. But now that the foundation within Judgment Day is beginning to crack, now is the time for WWE to set the direction for the tag titles to go back to SmackDown and Raw individually.
There are several teams on the main roster that could easily fit as the next champions. Alpha Academy, Imperium, The New Day, The Street Profits, DIY, and Pretty Deadly are just a few of those groups. But right now, the titles are in the right position – as a part of the story surrounding Judgment Day. Once Finn Balor and Damian Priest drop those belts, the unraveling will continue leading to that team falling apart. When this happens is the real question.
Royal Rumble is on the horizon and there should be a big tag team match on the card. Putting the Judgment Day into a multi-team ordeal creates the space for the faction to drop the titles and remain “strong.” Take, The Creed Brothers versus Street Profits versus DIY versus Imperium as an example. That match alone would get fans excited for the action. Setting up the match as a 2-out-of-3 falls style where one belt is on the line for each fall is the exact way the belts should be split across both shows.
Splitting up the titles creates the opportunity to put the spotlight on more teams and thus more superstars. WWE aims to continue to build the roster of names that can be used for positive impact, and the tag division should be a space to do so. They’ve been used enough to build up a major angle on WWE Raw. Now is the time for the split to occur to not only further that angle but build up the rest of the roster at the same time.