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Just the name "tag team" makes me sigh and dispirited. It like eating a jacket potato with nothing on it. Its bland.

Last nights RAW was every cliche of RAW for the past 7 months. Boring Reigns promo. Seth Rollins with his shitty voice and cowardly heel act and then the Authority coming out because how else can Trips and Steph justify their salary than putting themselves shamelessly on TV. Then they announced a tag team match. Yep that will keep the audience tuned it. A tag team match. Well whoopty shit.

I have seen so many multi man tag team matches since 3hr RAW that I have become conditioned to feel depressed every time "tag team" is mentioned. Its synonymous with "filler" or "standbye" its meaningless and boring like a jacket potato with nothing on. Atleast puts some cheese of baked beans on it.....or a ladder match or a cage match.

Point is I am bored shitless of heels v faces in what is the most overused gimmick match right now. Tag team matches need to go to hell....or Smackdown whatever is easier.
 

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Yep, we all are and have been for quite some time tired of tag matches. It's been going on for YEARS now in this shitty era, too. It's a fucking joke. They do it to fill time because practically every Raw and absolutely every Smackdown is filler these days, so they do it to fill time. It's not going away anytime soon, either.
 

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Yep they've been done to death.
 

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Tag matches involving proper tag teams are still worth watching, especially when the title surrounds it. The Tag matches that piss me off are the pointless filler ones, six man tag matches have become a common theme, so much so we started seeing them on the Divas side of things.

The next week or so will show if improvements are being made or not, if last night's Survivor Series team match leads to Owens vs Ambrose and New Day vs Usos then that's good booking.
 

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could they have at least PRETENDED to add some sort of bogus stipulation? Like, the winner of the match gets to decide the kind of match Reigns vs Rollins will be? As soon as I heard what the main event was I immediately changed the channel.


see, at one time, the main event match didn't matter....you still watched because the drama was so unpredictable that you wanted to see how it was going to end, but considering the WWE has decided that "unpredictable drama is dumb and the WWE isn't about that anymore", then non-stipulation matches become instantly no-watch tv
 

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could they have at least PRETENDED to add some sort of bogus stipulation? Like, the winner of the match gets to decide the kind of match Reigns vs Rollins will be? As soon as I heard what the main event was I immediately changed the channel.


see, at one time, the main event match didn't matter....you still watched because the drama was so unpredictable that you wanted to see how it was going to end, but considering the WWE has decided that "unpredictable drama is dumb and the WWE isn't about that anymore", then non-stipulation matches become instantly no-watch tv
exactly. give me a reason to care. SOMETHING to invest in. Oh, Reigns team won? Cool. Didn't do shit for the storyline.

Like you said, just something as small as picking the stipulation at Survivor Series would have sufficed. But "creative" can't even give us that.
 

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Not fond of those sick Barrett/Shaemus matches bro!?!?! whaaaaaaaat


lol, sadly aside from the New Day, WWE has ruined every thing tag team related.
 

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Six man tags are fine if factions are involved (like Shield/Wyatts/Evolution recently)

These randomly put together teams for six mans are beyond old now though
 

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Still can't believe they randomly gave away a traditional survivor series match on free t.v. But in regards to the OP, the idea of "tag team" in WWE has lost most of its' meaning. So many options available but WWE consistently beats the same old formula into the ground.
 

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I feel like you picked the wrong Raw for this thread

1. The Survivor series match allowed them to have Reigns and Rollins in the same match while still saving their upcoming singles match

2. It gave the show a clear followable direction.

3. Was a good way to bring the Usos back

4. Was a good fun back and forth match.

They do have random shitty tag matches but I don't think yesterday was one of those times.
 

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But yeah, using tag matches to build singles feuds is so overdone now it's not even funny.

exactly. give me a reason to care. SOMETHING to invest in. Oh, Reigns team won? Cool. Didn't do shit for the storyline.

Like you said, just something as small as picking the stipulation at Survivor Series would have sufficed. But "creative" can't even give us that.
Agree with this. Feels like the Survivor Series tag match was just done to pop a rating and nothing more. Can't wait until they have the Royal Rumble match on a random Raw in January and the winner gets absolutely nothing.
 

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Too many guys on roster and almost everyone directionless.

Easiest thing to do is "put them in tag team matches with the storyline that...ehm...Who cares! Faces goes against heels! Dat sounds pro storyline!:booklel"
 

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With The Undertaker being part-timer these nowadays, Teddy Long has his hands tied. :draper2

Kinda miss 1 on 1 wid da undertaker.
 

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I like Team matches, whether tag or stables, but definitely growing bored of "association by face/heel allegiance" tag, 6-man and even 10-man matches.
 
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