TD Garden (Boston, MA)
WWE Tag Team Championship
It has been a relatively quiet year on the tag team front on a worldwide basis.
Historically, WWE is not the promotion one would look to when searching for quality tag team wrestling. In 2014 with a weak tag team landscape, however, they have arguably offered the best tag wrestling of any promotion in the world. That is due – in large part at least – to the work of these two teams.
The Usos and Wyatt Family kicked off the Money in the Bank event with a high-energy championship bout. The teams are a nice compliment for one another both from a stylistic standpoint and a visual one. The quick, high-flying baby face team versus the big, powerful heels is a time tested match up. It works even better when the big heels are also athletic enough to eat their opponent’s offense, which is the case here with Harper.
The spot where Rowan caught and held one of the Usos on an attempted plancha only for his brother to follow up with the same to finally knock the big man down was cool. Harper hit a pair of topes – one on each of the champs – which got a big reaction. Harper has taken nicely to the maniac big man role in terms of the moves he utilizes, his facial expressions, and the ability to bump for smaller guys without losing any of his mystique.
Despite their run of good work and they continued ability to remain over, the Usos have been treading water lately so this match had the feel of a title chage. It goes as a marginal surprise then that the Usos retained with a pair of frog splashes on Rowan. It would not be surprising if they re-match in the near future with a different ending, as the Usos seem to be running out of challengers.
US Tag Team | Worthwhile | Quality