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Lack of creativity in Tag Teams within the WWE? Do you feel there should be more presentation and packaging to the current tag teams of today?



Ok, something else I've been thinking about for a while here and wanted to get your vibes on this also individually to see what you guys think and the general consensus here. I know it's debated about the WWE and their lack of creativity altogether really however in regards to Tag Teams I do feel that this has been something for a while.

Very rarely do we see a brand new team enter the WWE with an impact now, quite often it's just two talents they're not doing much with and throwing them together. No real gimmick or image revamp and all they'll do is give them a name that combines both their names together which I feel personally is quite lazy. For example Mizdow, JeriKO, Breezedango, Golden Truth so on and so forth, it's ok now and again but it gets very boring after a while and just seems like quite lazy creativity for me.

Even the look of the tag teams is never often worked on, for example if you look at say Legion Of Doom and then you look at Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel there is a huge difference here. I'm not talking about what part of the card they are on and things I'm just talking about how they were worked on creatively when putting the team together. Be it the talents themselves like Legion Of Doom did or the WWE, I don't even blame the talents in the slightest right now as they don't have the creative freedom like they used to which says even more really in regards to the WWE and their creativity. I imagine if wrestlers did have more of a creative spin on their gimmicks we'd see a lot more things but they do what they have to do really and it must be frustrating for them.

I mean, imagine both these tag teams never heard of before. They come into the arena completely unannounced to the crowd, it's pretty obvious who is going to make the most impact and be spoken about the next day, even from just walking into the arena foir whatever reason.

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But now we get this.



It's nothing to do with era's or anything either, it's just a lack of creativity really more than anything. To the WWE's credit though, I do think they started to go there with The Ascension. As much as I wasn't really feeling the team personally at least the creativity was there which if there was more of this, would be so much better for the Tag Team division.

I thought the Prime Time Players had a good little image and gimmick too but on a whole there's not much of this there anymore other than two wrestlers being thrown together and combining their names to give them a name and that's about it. Of course we have The Uso's too but again, it doesn't seem like much to be really in regards to that though at least it does have some originality to it.

I mean, look at some of the teams from the past be it Nasty Boys, Beverly Brothers, The Rougeaus, Powers Of Pain, Demoliton, Power & Glory, The Hart Foundation, Orient Express, The Rockers etc... even when they would throw teams together they often got a complete revamp and theme to go with it, for example High Energy or Money Inc, Dibiase and IRS didn't change their gimmick but they came together due to the money thing and created a new name there with it so it felt like a fresh team with some creativity behind it. Now they'd probably be called Million Dollar Tax Men or something along those lines lol

In the AE we had New Age Outlaws, Too Cool, Brothers Of Destruction, Hardy Boys, Dudley Boyz etc... wih creativity behind their teams. Of course it doesn't have to be like this all the time, it worked well with Edge & Christian for example but in general I do feel that the WWE just throw together two talents now, don't really work on them much to create an individual gimmick and look and then just combine their names and say 'Here ya go', Awesome Truth with The Miz & R-Truth, that's all it seems to be most of the time with a real lack of creativity.

We barely get teams presented to us as teams now either, possibly due to the lack of indies being scouted but like with LOD, Bushwackers, Demolition, Orient Express etc... they came in as a team and left as a team having that whole Tag Team impact staying with them which was great, I can't really remember any exclusive teams in recent years other than The Uso's and even then that's probably only because they're twins.

So what are your thoughts? Are you happy enough with the lack of creativity now when it comes to the tag teams being presented or do you feel there should be more when it comes to packaging and presenting these tag teams to us?
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Re: Lack of creativity in Tag Teams within the WWE? Do you feel there should be more presentation and packaging to the current tag teams of today?

The teams are pretty fucking good to go IMO. All they needed to do was coppy-paste the NXT formula and bingo.
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Re: Lack of creativity in Tag Teams within the WWE? Do you feel there should be more presentation and packaging to the current tag teams of today?

Very nice write up I have been thinking about this recently myself and I do have to agree I can't remember the last time a tag team title rivalry felt important, they need to give them more TV time to build these rivalries.
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Very nice write up I have been thinking about this recently myself and I do have to agree I can't remember the last time a tag team title rivalry felt important, they need to give them more TV time to build these rivalries.
Yeah completely. We have the talent in the WWE so they deserve the creativity I think.



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Re: Lack of creativity in Tag Teams within the WWE? Do you feel there should be more presentation and packaging to the current tag teams of today?

Yup, it's true.

WWe has a habit of throwing people together in NXT and hoping they make this great tag team when it shows that better teams evolve out of people that have known each other for a long time (The Revival, DIY, Usos). They also have a bad habit of giving teams cartoonish gimmicks.

I have hope with some of NXT's talents though. TMDK should make waves when they gain momentum. I think one of them is injured right now. I would have hope for the Revival but they only work real well when facing other talented teams.

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I think there is plenty of creativity whithin the tag teams now. The main problem is they aren't being utilized right. Vaudvillans are a perfect example. They had a unique creative gimmick and nothing is done with them.

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I think the SDL teams are pretty creative or at least have their own "voice": Alpha, Usos, Hype Bros, Breezango, Vaudevillains, Ascension, maybe Slater/Rhyno with the trailer park gimmick.

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Yup, it's true.

WWe has a habit of throwing people together in NXT and hoping they make this great tag team when it shows that better teams evolve out of people that have known each other for a long time (The Revival, DIY, Usos). They also have a bad habit of giving teams cartoonish gimmicks.

I have hope with some of NXT's talents though. TMDK should make waves when they gain momentum. I think one of them is injured right now. I would have hope for the Revival but they only work real well when facing other talented teams.
NXT has definitely been a great thing for WWE. Even if they built teams up there and presented them on the main roster with more impact I think it could do a lot better.

Talents being thrown together is fine but there does seem to be a lack of creativity behind it mroe times than not. It's like we'll put these two together just because.

There does seem to be a lack of creativity in the Tag Teams department I think. As mentioned in the OP the difference between the presentation of the teams from previous era's and now is huge.



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Yeah that's another but it seems few and far between. It's more Breezango, Mizdow, Awesome Truth, JeriKO .... all that more than anything that comes to mind. A complete lack of creativity.

If they put Zack Ryder and Big Cass together they'd probably be called Big Ryders or something lol

It just seems like the WWE don't put a lot of effort into their tag teams lately, creative wise at least and the talents deserve more I think. It must be very frustrating when they're thrown together and it's like 'Ok R Truth and Miz you're gonna be Awesome Truth' with no tag team packaging or anything. They could be way more creative than that I'm sure but we seem to get a lot of that I think



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Re: Lack of creativity in Tag Teams within the WWE? Do you feel there should be more presentation and packaging to the current tag teams of today?

3 things stick out about these current tag teams for me

1, none of the members of the current out and out teams (not counting sheamus and cesaro or the new day) strike me as potential singles stars
2, the teams arent presented properly or in enough depth, you want a team called the fashion police? so pre recordings of them questioning people on the streets about their clothes or going to fashion shows for 'inspiration'
guns and gallows have Japanese symbols on their attire yes, show them training in a dojo
give me a reason (other than watching nxt) to give two shits about american alpha
3, book the tag titles to mean something
one idea i had for this one was a big 2/3 falls tag title match between the usos and alpha to headline the smackdown after Wrestlemania
yes theyll have been bumped off the mania card but itll be a hot crowd full of smarks who'll treat it like its important
the hardcore fans leave quite the impression when they want to so they could add some life to the division
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