WrestleMania Are Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler the Right Men to Beat Team Hell No?

Discussion in 'PPV's & Specials' started by Roi, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. With no previous experience as a team, are Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler the right men to beat Team Hell No?

    Their sudden pairing may seem odd. But singles wrestlers have been used in the past to renew excitement in the tag team ranks. With the division in a depleted state, giving them the belts may be the right move.

    On paper, the matchup between champions Team Hell No and Langston and Ziggler looks good. The teams are near mirror images of each other. Daniel Bryan and Ziggler are smaller and quicker, while Kane and Langston are the powerhouses.

    They've had interactions in the ring. Since Team Hell No became champions, Ziggler has faced Kane and Bryan eight times, either in singles or tag team matches.

    But Langston, the current NXT champion, has yet to set foot inside a WWE ring in a sanctioned match. He and Ziggler have never been a tag team.

    So how did they get this match?

    Storyline-wise, they secured the shot with the help of AJ Lee. Both Kane and Bryan lost to Ziggler in singles competition. Looking to jump on this momentum, Lee tried to interrupt the champions during their bout with Primo & Epico. It didn't cost them the match, but it did get her men a title shot.

    From this storyline perspective, the match makes sense. The heat built from Kane and Bryan's losses to Ziggler can propel this forward and perhaps expand the rift between the champions.

    But looking at it from the standpoint of the tag team division, is this a good idea? While the tag team division isn't deep, shouldn't the title match go to guys who wrestle together?

    The Uso's and Primo and Epico are two teams who only focus on tag team wrestling. Team Rhodes Scholars, while made up of traditionally singles-focused men, have been teaming for some time.

    Why not give these teams a chance to bring the division back to what it is supposed to be about—tag team wrestling?

    But maybe that's not enough for the current state of things in the WWE.

    Perhaps what it's going to take to build interest again is Langston and Ziggler, for them to give the division a shot of excitement and unpredictability. Remember, Kane and Bryan weren't full-time tag team wrestlers when they joined up, but for a while they injected a wallop of enthusiasm into the belts and the other teams.

    Throwing together singles wrestlers for a tag team title run is nothing new.

    Andre the Giant and Haku famously ended Demolition's second title reign in '89. In that bout, they manhandled Ax and Smash in a way not seen before. This led to a rematch at WrestleMania VI and marked only the second time a tag team had won the gold three times in the WWE.

    Marty Jannetty and the 1-2-3 Kid did it in '94, knocking off The Quebecers. More recently, guys like John Cena and The Miz have come together to take the gold. Their sudden win, and equally sudden loss, was shocking.

    The majority of tag team wrestling history in the WWE has been about tag teams—men who dedicated the majority of their careers to teaming with a partner. Who can forget the epic encounters between The Dudley Boyz, The Hardy Boyz and Edge and Christian?

    In the past, singles wrestlers turned tag team champs brought renewed focus to the division. Langston and Ziggler just might be the answer. Plus, with Ziggler still the Money in the Bank contract holder, he could leave WrestleMania with two titles.

    What better way to make headlines and turn eyes toward tag team wrestling once again?

    What do you think?

  2. There's no current tags credible enough and they're not using the Outlaws so it's their only chance pretty much.
  3. It should have been Rhodes Scholars picking up the titles and leading to the end of Hell No, DZ should have been in a blow off match with Jericho whilst Big E should have stayed on NXT.
  4. I agree that Rhodes Scholars should have won the titles but they've already run through them and everyone else so I think Ziggler and Big E are the right team for the job. The thing is, who will they face when it's all said and done and they are the champions? Rhodes Scholars? Prime Time Players? Both heels. The Usos? They're never on TV and have no credibility at this point even if they were. Who else? Tensai and Brodus?

    I think the New Age Outlaws may indeed be back to take the titles off of them, believe it or not.
  5. I think Team Hell No is retaining and the a feud between Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler is coming imo. Then at Extreme Rules they'll have their match and also Team Hell No will lose the title
  6. Ziggs carrying Big E ? :eww: I watched some of his NXT work and the guy just can't go IMO.
  7. Totally agree. Why didn't the Rhodes Scholars just win the belts? Seriously. The Team Hell No breakup is long overdue and we were waiting for Bryan vs Kane here.

    But Big E CLEARLY isn't ready for TV yet in any way, so Ziggler will carry the action (that's good), WWE Tag Scripts say the heels get all the offense (that's good), with Bryan as the babyface-in-peril (that's good) so Ziggler may actually be able to get even more fan support (that's really good). So guess it's not all bad, but they booked themselves in a corner. They have to drop the straps here with no other opponents.

    The question is, how much will being saddled with a tag title hurt Ziggler, especially if he has to job it off?
  8. Ziggler has this magic ability to carry any piece of shit on his shoulder and make it worth a million bucks so I doubt it'll hurt him losing them. He's one of the few guys I'd be OK with him losing them cleanly and eating the pin then winning the WHC in the same night.
  9. I think they could beat Team Hell No. Team Hell No has had a very long reign as tag team champions and it's only a matter of time before they lose it. I think losing it at WM would end their reign, introduce a new tag team, and possibly begin a feud between Kane and Daniel Bryan.
  10. I'd personally have preferred to see either the Prime Time Players or Rhodes Scholars get the titles at WM. However since they haven't exactly been getting pushed as of late and the two that have been are Barney and Tensai, I'd happily see Ziggy and Big E take the titles.
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