22 April 2014

The Wolves Must Win the Tag Titles at Sacrifice

Sacrifice is only a few days away and one of the things that I'm most looking forward to is the BroMans' lame duck tag title reign coming to an end.  Although I often find the team of Robbie E and Jessie Godderz entertaining, their tag title reign has essentially rendered the tag titles worthless.  Unfortunately, this isn't exclusive to the BroMans as the once prestigious tag titles, held by teams like the Motor City Machine Guns and Beer Money, have been relegated to shiny props the last year or so.  For some inexplicable reason, the writers took the belts off Bad Influence at Bound for Glory in 2012 at the height of their popularity and it's been a lackluster 18 months for the TNA tag team championships since, minus the brief stint by Austin Aries and Bobby Roode.  Looking back now, I'd rather TNA had kept the titles on Bad Influence the entire time, or at least until a legit tag team emerged to challenge them.

Thankfully, there is a light at the end of this tunnel and their names are Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards. The signing of the Wolves brought with it quite a bit of optimism for TNA fans and we all knew that it was just a matter of time before they'd become the TNA tag team champions, as well as the torchbearers of the new Tag Team Division.  That time is Sunday at Sacrifice.  I can't imagine a scenario in which the Wolves do not leave that ring on Sunday night without the tag titles and if they do, TNA will only be prolonging what is the worst stretch of tag title reigns in its history.  In my opinion, it's a must.  The Wolves must win the TNA tag titles at Sacrifice and do so in impressive fashion.  Any other outcome will simply be unacceptable.

Once it becomes a reality, the Wolves as tag team champions will elevate the Division by their stature alone as one of the best tag teams in professional wrestling.  The challenge then becomes having to find suitable opponents for them.  The question is, are they are the current roster?  Let's for a moment assume that we've seen the last of Bad Influence in TNA, the only other option at this time would be to reunite Bobby Roode and James Storm as Beer Money.  From a storyline standpoint, it would make sense as Storm still possesses the briefcase with the tag title shot and I imagine Roode would be at the top of his list as potential partners. Truthfully, I can't imagine a better scenario for the rebirth of the TNA Tag Team Division than a Summer feud between the Wolves and Beer Money.  I'm not sure if this is the direction in which TNA is headed but it's probably the most realistic one right now.

However, let's imagine another scenario, one that isn't as probable, and that's the return of the Motor City Machine Guns.  Obviously, there are many elements in this scenario that would need to fall in place for it to happen but as we all know, in pro wrestling you can never say never.  Firstly, can TNA and Chris Sabin agree to a deal?  Secondly, would Alex Shelley be willing to return to TNA?  And lastly, are Sabin and Shelley interested in a MCMG reunion?  Like I said, everyone involved in this equation has a say in the matter so it'd be a difficult task for TNA to complete but if they managed to pull this off, their hard work would be rewarded the moment the Motor City Machine Guns step into that ring to challenge the Wolves. I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it.

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