With Tag Team wrestling nearly non-existent in mainstream professional wrestling, it makes me wonder if a promotion can run solely on Tag Teams. The genre has gone the way of the dodo in recent months, leaving a void in the hearts of wrestling fans everywhere. Some people may think Tag Team wrestling is just a niche, but a lot of great wrestling has come from it.
In many instances it has provided a good backbone for certain promotions during their hot periods. I mean how awesome was the Dudleyz vs. Hardyz vs. Edge and Christian Feud? Who didn’t love the New Age Outlaws? Where is the love for Billy and Chuck? A Tag Team promotion could be the shot in the arm needed to cure this bleak period of wrestling, so here is my vision for this Tag Team based promotion.
All Genders Are Welcome- Why not have Tag Teams of all kinds. Men, Women, Mixed. I think people love Tag Wrestling and will appreciate variety. This can round out the promotion and make the pairings interesting.
Cool Tag Team Names- The one thing I can’t stand right now is the lack of great tag team names. I remember when names like the Killer Bees or the twin towers struck fear into the hearts of their opponents. I don’t think the name Air Boom intimidates anybody. Go back to names that were cool and unique and wanted to put on a t shirt. No more wrestler A and wrestler B, I want names!
Singles Matches will still play a role- Before tag team purists jump down my throat; I have a logical explanation for this. While the promotion would be based around tag teams I would still have singles matches on the card to further feuds between tag teams. This way a story can be told for the teams feuding and singles matches could be like Tag Matches in mainstream promotions like WWE. They will play a part but would still take a backseat to tag team wrestling.
Two Refs- This might be a stretch but I think it would enhance the tag team concept. Why not two refs. Have one referee focusing on the outside and one on the inside. You could have one crooked referee and one clean referee and they would have to work together to officiate the match. The ref on the inside has total control of the ruling inside of it and the referee on the outside has full control of his area. This could lead to clashes, false finishes, count outs, heel refs vs. face refs and all kinds of shenanigans to make for an interesting dynamic
Freebird Rules- Why not pay homage to one of wrestling’s great teams with the approval of Freebird Rules. Stables could exist from this, thus making matches interesting. What two members will represent the team? The questions surrounding that would interest fans.
Legendary Tag Teams should be featured regularly- While I would like to see a promotion of new young tag teams, why not honor the teams that came before them. Bring in Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson, The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg Permitting), Road Warrior Animal, The list goes on. Hell, why not even implement some of these teams into some matches. It would be a good trip down memory lane for fans of tag wrestling and it could be a good way to make new teams relevant.
Divisions- This goes with my championships idea. Have different forms of tag wrestling. You can have your brawlers, your high flyers, your technical wrestlers, and everything in between. This way the promotion can have diversity and have something for everyone.
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