205 Live: How Can WWE Make The Cruiserweight Tag Titles Work?
What does having a tag team title do for 205 Live? Not only does it add more prestige to the show, they’ll be a lot more exciting matches to come. The teams will need to be entertaining and exciting to watch. And surely WWE has a plan of getting some fresh talent into the mix.
I’ve said before that a 6-man title would be the best option for 205 Live. While Triple H has decided to go for the traditional tag belts, it’s still puzzling as to why they’d not want to use this format. It’s been so popular among the luchadores and cruiserweights in Mexico. In addition to the Ring Of Honor 6-man belts.
Regardless of whether it’s a 6-man belt or not, 205 Live will now focus heavily on the tag teams. It’s tough to see this division actually working out, though. There aren’t near enough wrestlers in the division to form a competitive tag scene. You’ve got two of the three of Kalisto, Gran Metalik, and Lince Dorado. There’s also Hideo Itami and Akira Tozawa, who the WWE have been pushing together.
Depending on the outcome of the Cruiserweight Tournament, you could have a few different possibilities. Guys like Mustafa Ali and Cedric Alexnader could team up. But, they are more suited for singles competition. Jack Gallagher and Brian Kendrick are also a possibility once Kendrick gets healthy. Aside from that, there aren’t too many teams that make much sense.
Perhaps Triple H raids NXT and brings over talent from there. TM61 would be the perfect team to join the 205 Live tag division. We’ve heard for months that Lio Rush would be coming over from NXT. Perhaps you give him a tag partner? Still, that’s not enough talent. How does WWE make this work?
Here’s another idea. Instead of raiding NXT, what about the main roster. Team’s like Breezeango and other wrestlers such as Ty Dyllinger need screen time. How about taking some of your lesser used acts and giving them a home in the 205 Live tag scene. It’s a great way to get established talent the change to shine on the roster just a bit more. It’s just a bit harder to stick random wrestlers together and form a tag team.
That’s the beauty of the 6-man. Like Lucha Underground, 205 Live could have just stuck random wrestlers together, forced them to compete, and given them the belts. You can still do that with tag titles, but it’s not the same thing. Tag team wrestling is about chemistry, and a lot of that gets lost with putting random acts together. This is why finding the right wrestlers to pair with each other is quite difficult.
It’d be very interesting to know what the plans for these tag titles are. Do we see a new team form, or will a more established unit take the belts? There’s got to be some sort of idea WWE has for the 205 Live tag division. It’s just hard to imagine one now.