5 WWE tag-team wrestlers who deserve a singles run in 2018
If 2015 and 2016 were all about the Women’s Revolution in WWE, then 2017 has been about the Tag Team Revolution.
The finale of the Hardy Boyz vs. Sheamus & Cesaro Ironman match at Great Balls of Fire was the most exciting 60 seconds you’re likely to see in WWE, while the feud between The Usos and The New Day is a legitimate contender for Rivalry of the Year.
Right now there are a combined 16 tag teams on the main roster – eight on Raw and eight on SmackDown Live – and another two teams-in-waiting when SAnitY and the Authors of Pain inevitably receive call-ups from NXT.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of five Superstars who could benefit from a break away from their tag partner to begin a well-deserved run as a singles wrestler in 2018.
#1 Big E
Before anybody gets the wrong idea, we are in no way suggesting that WWE splits up The New Day. Their merchandise sales are through the roof, kids love them, they have a book coming out, they’re probably future Hall of Famers… long live The New Day!
But ever since they were formed in late 2014, Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods have seemingly never been out of tag-team title storylines. It would be a refreshing change to see them focus their attention elsewhere for a little while, perhaps by having Kofi and Xavier support ‘E in his pursuit of a major championship.
The former NXT champion had a disappointing run with the Intercontinental title between November 2013 and May 2014 but, in fairness, it was during a time when WWE wasn’t treating championships as seriously as they do today.
Also, Wade Keller of Pro Wrestling Torch once said that Big E was Vince McMahon's original plan to become the face of WWE before Roman Reigns. It was Triple H who reportedly pushed more for Roman Reigns.
If Baron Corbin is still United States champion when 2018 comes around, WWE could do a lot worse than have Big E send a challenge his way.