Cesaro and Sheamus shocked the WWE Universe at this year’s Roadblock: End of The Line event when they defeated The New Day to end their record-breaking reign as Tag Team Champions.
The New Day only broke the record last Mondy night after a hard fought win over the teams of Jerk-KO and RollReigns. Cesaro and Sheamus then won the right to face The New Day at Roadblock when they defeated The Shining Stars, The Golden Truth, and Gallows and Anderson at this year’s Tribute to the Troops.
There is no doubting that Cesaro and Sheamus deserved a shot at the Tag Team Championship, but were they the right team to end an almost 18-month reign? There are so many teams coming through developmental that could have used a push that has been given to two unlikely stars who are already established wrestlers in WWE.
It seems that WWE just wanted to offload the titles onto another team as soon as The New Day broke Demolition’s record and didn’t think twice about what team they wanted to benefit from the push that would come from such a big win.
Here is a list of 15 teams from all over the world of wrestling who could have joined WWE or jumped rosters to Raw and gained so much more from that win that Cesaro and Sheamus could.
15. American Alpha
It’s hard to not feel bad for the team of Chad Gable and Jason Jordan. They stood out above all teams in NXT and were even one of SmackDown’s biggest draft picks back in July. But they are still not good enough to become Tag Team Champions on the main roster. And many fans are left to question why? After all, WE decided to go with Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. American Alpha.
WWE opted to give the titles to a team that they have thrown together and American Alpha were overlooked once again when The Wyatt Family were the chosen ones to defeat Heath Slater and Rhyno. If American Alpha were given the option of joining the Raw roster then they would have been a perfect choice to end the reign and prove that they really do have what it takes to make it big in WWE.
14. The Young Bucks
The Young Bucks have been making waves all over the world as of late. And since WWE already signed four former members of the Bullet Club, why not bring in arguably one of the greatest Tag Teams in the world?
Nick and Matt Jackson have already established an issue with The New Day and the two groups have had a slight back and forth on Social Media with nothing really coming out of it. These two young guns would have been the perfect ones to pick up the win. It could have been an open challenge and they would have then set themselves up for a successful career in WWE. No to mention the surprise debut element followed by actually winning the WWE Tag Team Championship? What a great way to begin a run with the company.
13. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
Two more former members of the Bullet Club. Poor Gallows and Anderson must have been promised much more when they left NJPW to join WWE. But sadly WWE have failed to deliver and now the team is lacking a lot in credibility. WWE should never have taken A.J. Styles away from his Bullet Club team. Instead they should have drafted them to the same roster.
If things were different, Gallows and Anderson would easily have been the favourites to lift those titles, but because of WWE’s booking, it would be hard to believe that they could defeat The New Day after losing so many times. Hopefully, a lengthy Tag Team Championship reign is in their future for these Bullet Club partners as they definitely deserve it.
You could argue that they were defeated by The New Day on Monday Night Raw last week, but as a team that has stolen the spotlight on Raw over the past few months, there is no reason why Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens shouldn’t have been considered as one of the options for this match.
Up until a few days ago, it seemed that the troubles between the duo couldn’t be fixed and they proved at Roadblock that they are still the best of friends. WWE should have made these two Tag Team Champions. It would have been an amazing feat to see them be both Universal and Tag Team Champions together. This is not entirely out of the question but it seems these two will likely collide sometime in the near future.
11. Seth Rollins And Roman Reigns
These two are former Tag Team Champions in their own right and after they destroyed Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho at this year’s Roadblock and proved that after two years apart they are definitely back on the same page, why shouldn’t they be given the option to challenge once again for the WWE Tag Team Championship?
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are two of the biggest stars on WWE’s Raw roster and handing the titles over to the popular duo would not only help Roman get over better with the crowd, but it would definitely heat up the speculation that a full Shield reunion would be on the horizon. The company are set on Reigns remaining a babyface and a another title run with Rollins could have helped push that forward.