Maybe they should tell us the other teams first?
The tournament to crown the first AEW Tag Team champions starts on Oct. 9 when The Young Bucks face Private Party in a first round match. Dark Order has a first round bye, thanks to their All Out win over Best Friends, who are also in the field.
Now, All Elite is asking for your vote as they determine whether Luchasaurus & Jungle Boy or Angelico & Jack Evans will get a shot at becoming the first team to hold the company’s tag belts.
Both teams are winless, so while a fan poll doesn’t exactly fit AEW’s “wins and losses matter” mission statement, it doesn’t completely contradict it, either. Maybe a qualifying match would make more sense, but the company also wants to prove they’ll listen to the customer, so you get to help break the tie.
What is perhaps more odd is pitting the uber-popular Boy & His Dinosaur duo against the lucha libre regulars who haven’t been pushed nearly as hard to the All Elite faithful. AEW knows who’s winning this vote (it’s 85/15 in favor of Luchasaurus & JB as of this writing). But the Twitter gimmick gets everyone some exposure, and can be used to give Angelico & Evans a reason to target the prehistoric partnership down the line.
It’s also curious we’re picking a “final” team when we don’t know what the rest of the line-up or bracket looks like. Given the month-long schedule for the tournament (the semis are Oct. 23 and the finals Oct. 30) and the first round bye earned by Evil Uno & Stu Grayson, you figure two other teams haven’t been announced.
Since they beat The Bucks at All Out, you figure Lucha Bros are in. SCU beat Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy & Marko Stunt at that Aug. 31 pay-per-view (PPV), so two of them should be entered if [SUP]2[/SUP]⁄[SUB]3[/SUB] of Jurassic Express are being considered.
That’s a solid field. Add in LAX, it’s a solid division. Will it be enough to help AEW in the Wednesday Night War?
Let us know what you think in the comments below. After you vote for the final team, of course.