WWE Six-Man Tag Team Championship?
WWE’s tag team division is the healthiest it’s been in 25 years, and every indication is that they are continuing to aggressively scout tag team talent. So I’ve been thinking that the day may come when WWE might want to introduce a secondary tag title. But I can’t see WWE sustaining a cruiserweight tag title, and “intercontinental tag team championship” just sounds weird to me.
Then the other day Bryan Alvarez spouted off one of his innumerable nutty ideas: If WWE is going to book so many six-man tag matches on Raw and Smackdown, they should retire the US title and introduce a six-man tag team championship. And I liked the sound of that.
A trios championship would give the rest of the tag division something to fight over while, say, Cody Rhodes and Goldust are fighting Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns for the main tag belts. A duo that’s not in the hunt for the big bronze belts could find a third guy and make a run for the six-man belts. But the important thing is that the two titles would be unique, with clearly distinct purposes.
I’m not sure why WWE never tried a six-man title before, but it does seem like the idea has never fully clicked in the United States. WCCW built their six-man title around the Von Erichs and the Freebirds for years, but you can tell from their title history that they never really established any other trios. The NWA six-man title was plagued with vacancies and substitutions—I guess when a team has three members instead of two, it has 50% more things that can go wrong.
In today’s landscape, though, I think WWE could reliably and consistently build up trios and avoid frequent interruptions in the lineage. For one thing, there’s little risk of 2/3 of the champions suddenly jumping ship to a rival organization. Also, WWE seems to have settled on a three-man group as the perfect size for a stable, based on the success of the Shield and the Wyatt Family, as well as the longevity of 3MB. The six-man champs wouldn’t always have to be a single faction, but it’s safe to say that there will generally be one such faction at any given time in the foreseeable future.
A six-man championship would provide flexible booking options. I’m seeing it mostly as a belt for midcard tag teams, but at any moment a powerful group like the Shield could steamroll in and dominate the belts. Then maybe the Prime Time Players recruit John Cena or CM Punk to help them challenge for the titles, and suddenly you’ve got a title match that could headline a Raw or a pay-per-view. There are a lot of possibilities here that you just didn’t get in the brand split era, when you had red tag belts and blue tag belts that served the exact same function.
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if Daniel Bryan doesn’t win Superstar of the Year the Slammys will no longer mean shit
well some of the winners for past categories made the meaning drop at times but yeah DBRY OR BUST
the Slammys will no longer mean shit
no longer mean shit