Probably the biggest shocker from the Bash is Chris Jericho and Edge walking out of the Bash as the Unified (or Undisputed) Tag Team Champions. Why were they in the match? Smackdown General Manager Teddy Long was in need for a shock for his job, so what bigger shock of putting two former World Champions together to win and hold the Tag Team titles?
In my personal opinion, and being a philosophy student in college, my philosophical opinion, I couldn’t think of a better tag team champs than Jericho and Edge since tag team wrestling was hot in the 1980s to early 2000s. Really since the WCW/ECW “Alliance” “Invasion” storyline in 2001, tag team wrestling really went in the toilet and was waiting for someone to flush it down. Entered unifying the two tag titles in the WWE at WrestleMania XXV.
Talking philosophically, I think with Jericho and Edge as the Undisputed Tag Champs, the WWE doesn’t need to try to figure out how to put them in the main event status, move them back and forth on all three shows, help build up the tag team division in the company, and help build up the new guys in tag teams.
Heck, Jericho and Edge could very well even start a new faction underneath them. Both men can draw major heat, so why not put a couple of new guys underneath them to help rub off onto them to quite possibly do what Evolution did for Randy Orton and Batista, evaluate those guys into main event status after the group disbands.
To conclude, putting the Unified, Undisputed, or whatever the WWE wants to call them, putting the Tag Team Championship on Chris Jericho and Edge is well worth it. The Colons can have their best matches with those guys, help bring them up to being main event status, and whoever else the WWE wants to have challenge them for the straps.
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