8. Old people shoes give serious game.
Mock Steph Curry’s dad shoes all you want. They didn’t keep Kofi Kingston from making a running leap over the ring post and into the Vaudevillains. As Michael Jordan would tell you, though, it’s not about the shoes.
Since their formation as a trio, the New Day have become Raw‘s crown jewels. They frequently open and close shows, their promos are a hit with crowds, and their in-ring work is some of the best on the show. They’re a complete package, which means they will eventually split up. Love them while you can.
New Day’s updated Spirit Squad gimmick has made funny tag teams a thing again. Enzo and Big Cass have the same appeal that made the New Age Outlaws huge. The Vaudevillains’ old-timey gentleman’s gimmick is so silly, it draws boos from anyone who didn’t love them on NXT. If you’re more into the stone-faced assassin type, there’s Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, aka The Club, a team who, like the aforementioned Reigns, are fantastic in the ring, if not on the mic.
The tag team division has been a highlight of WWE since the Rock N’ Wrestling years. It’s seen its ups and downs, but the current line-up seems straight out of another time. It’s almost as if the writers were told to amp up the comedy, to be more like J. J. Abrams. If only the company could introduce some monster heels in face paint, with a smash mouth style that runs roughshod over competitors and…