This past week I was watching Ring of Honor Wrestling on television and it finally occurred to me that the best tag team wrestling is in Ring of Honor. They have reDRago, The Young Bucks, War Machine, The Decade, The Briscoes, and Ethan Gabriel Owens/Josh Alexander. The tag matches I’ve been watching as of late have been top notch tag team wrestling matches that the casual fan doesn’t witness in WWE or TNA. Both companies have a good tag teams but not a solid tag team division.
TNA has the Wolves, the BroMans, and then a combination of guys that tag frequently. The Hardys and the Team 3D recently reunited but no one is sure of how long that will last. In WWE they have The Uso’s, Harper/Rowan, Goldsut/Stardust, RybAxel, Kofi Kingston/Big E, The Ascension, and the Los Matadores. The only two teams to seem to be doing anything are The Uso’s and Harper/Rowan. They don’t showcase the the tag teams as much as they should. They put guys together and break them up and so forth. It’s been done a lot over the last 10 years.
The thing I love about Ring of Honor is that they showcase all their tag teams. Some people knock ROH for being not having real legitimate storylines or being not but a spot fest. Whatever your opinion of ROH is you can not deny that they have the best wrestlers on their roster which includes all of the ones in tag teams. Here is a perfect example of some of the tag team action Ring of Honor can produce:
This match is the Young Bucks(Matt and Nick Jackson) vs. Kings of Wrestling(Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli). I am using this video because rumors are running rampant that The Young Bucks are headed to WWE and because Castagnoli is now Cesaro and WWE and Hero was Kassius Ohno is NXT. The point that needs to be made is that NXT isn’t the breeding ground for the WWE. I strongly believe that Ring of Honor is. Cesaro, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and Seth Rollins were all in tag teams in ROH before starting their single careers in ROH and eventually moving on to WWE.
Tag Team wrestling is still much alive and it’s alive in Ring of Honor. Ring of Honor is featured in over 60 markets now which covers a good portion of the country. Check out ROH and all the great wrestling action they put on TV. Two tag matches that are coming up that you should check out are:
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) vs. Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian
8-Man Team Elimnation Match
The Briscoes, Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs The Young Bucks & ROH World Tag Team Champions, reDRagon