Now that Daniel Bryan is a Tag Team Champion, he has incredibly high hopes for the division.
Daniel Bryan returned to WWE TV this week for the first time since WrestleMania. After trying and failing to recapture the WWE Championship on Raw, his career path took a turn on SmackDown Live. Shane McMahon announced that Bryan and Rowan would be the blue brand's new Tag Team Champions. The pair then proceeded to defeat The Usos for the gold.
There are a number of reasons why Bryan and Rowan as champions is a good idea. First of all, if Bryan was indeed away suffering from a concussion, tag team wrestling means he can come back but not need to compete as much. Team Blue is also significantly lacking on the tag team front following injuries and the Superstar Shakeup.
Bryan isn't going to treat his time as a Tag Team Champion as a mere stopgap, far from it. After the match on Tuesday, WWE posted an interview with Bryan during which he laid out what he and Rowan have planned for the titles. The former WWE Champion believes that he and Rowan can headline WrestleMania as champions. That for years, WWE's tag teams have led to the division being viewed as a joke.
Bryan even compares the tag division to the women's division. He believes that he and Rowan have begun a "self-led tag team evolution," claiming the WWE's female competitors needed the backing of the McMahons to achieve what they have. Honestly, considering the passionate promo he is cutting above, we tend to believe him. SmackDown Live is still short on teams though, even with Bryan and Rowan.
Historically, it's pretty clear that Vince McMahon isn't the biggest fan of tag teams. However, if anyone can change the boss's opinion, it's Bryan. Just look what he did in the build to WrestleMania XXX for the perfect example of that. Also, if Bryan and Rowan do achieve their lofty goal, it technically wouldn't be the first time a tag team match has headlined WrestleMania. Hulk Hogan and Mr. T defeated the team of Paul Orndorff and Roddy Piper in the main event of the first-ever WrestleMania.