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The Big Show for the Gold: Chris Jericho and the Big Show are the New Tag Champs

Big Show This past Sunday at the Night of Champions pay-per-view, Chris Jericho revealed the guy to replace Edge as the other half of the Unified Tag Team Championship would be the largest athlete in the World Wrestling Entertainment, the Big Show. For me at least, I was surprised to find out that it’s the Big Show to be Jericho’s tag partner.

Why the Big Show? I would turn around and ask another question. Why not the Big Show? He’s stands seven feet tall. He’s pushing five hundred pounds. He has the Knock-Out Punch, the Camel Clutch (not CamelClutchBlog.com, darn), the Choke Slam. He’s the only man to hold the World Championship Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship, the Extreme Championship Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship, and the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment World Heavyweight Championship. He held the Tag titles before with Kane and the Undertaker. Also a former Hardcore Champion (as is Chris Jericho).

But I did think about the initial question: Why the Big Show? He’s no Edge, which are a positive and a negative in the both sense of the word. But then I thought more, if done right, this could be a great addition for Jericho on holding the titles. Big Show has the power and the strength, Jericho has the speed, technical skill, together, with their in-ring experience, who could stop these men? I don’t think anyone could, to be honest.

I do hope that the WWE keeps the titles on these guys to the Rumble. Why the Rumble? For Show/Jericho team could help build up the tag team division. Maybe have them lose the titles around the Rumble, or even at the Rumble and have them compete in the Rumble match, and have them eliminate each other. Then enter Edge into the equation to feud with Jericho for their match at WrestleMania XXVI (which would be a show-stealing match, think about it!).

WWE should try to build new tag teams when they have two of the most experienced wrestlers holding their tag team titles. Big Show and Chris Jericho could help the younger talent with being tag champs by help them build matches that get people excited and help them with their in-experience that doesn’t add up to those two men.

But after reading a story yesterday about how Vince McMahon “freaked-out” after the tag title match, how that match didn’t get the fans excited for the rest of the pay-per-view, I can see the plug being pulled fast for the Big Show-Chris Jericho team. I hope McMahon doesn’t do that. That was the first time these two men teamed up. McMahon should keep the titles on them through another two pay-per-views, and nothing changes, and then end it. That’s at least from a fan’s perspective. We know how McMahon “knows what the fans want.” If so, he would know why I haven’t been watching his programming for the past couple of weeks. But to conclude, this is Eric Darsie from Minnesota, jamming out to Finger Eleven at work, goodbye!

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Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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