Did Anglesault even make it to the era where Kurt Angle had his pill induced mental breakdown and ended up going to TNA? I feel like I would've remembered him getting hyped up over TNA being the new WCW.
Miz and Morrison were an excellent team in 2008 and were booked super well considering WWE hates tag teams. The award was well deserved. The Dirt Sheet was also super over with the IWC. Surprised revisionist history says otherwise.
Londrick are criminally underrated but I think they made maybe one PPV appearance as tag team champions. If I had to rate their WWE Tag Team title run, I might have to say incomplete since it seemed so centered around meaningless TV matches.
I rewatched all of the '05-'06 Smackdown! PPVs a few years back and they missed the card on some of those too.
Primo & Epico is the only other tag team that I can think of that had a ton of success, on paper, but got more ignored. I really don't think Primo & Epico made more than a PPV or two during their early 2010s Tag Team Titles runs.
Random fact: Primo & Epico may have been the last team to win the titles on a house show.
I hated how they never had Londrick face Regal and Dave Taylor on PPV. That little mini program with Regal facing London and Kendrick in singles then bringing Taylor in was a lot of fun. I saw them have a really good match on Smackdown during one of two WWE TV tapings I've been to.
Londrick has MOTN at the house show I went to in '06 against Jamie Noble & Kid Kash. In a perfect world, I feel like Londrick Vs Jamie Noble & Kid Kash would have been a classic tag team rivalry and not a throwaway midcard B show feud.
Interesting not that old school question I saw in the WWE subreddit. Do you think Batista's 2014 run would have been better if his return was a surprise instead of them hyping them as a returning hero?
Kash and Noble were frustrating for me, like really frustrating. You have the two guys born to be the white trash asshole team who can put on great matches and cut promos, so they made them fucking pitbulls.
Idk. I feel like Pitbulls is a good if generic name for a white trash asshole team but I think their failure is WWE didn't give them anything to do. Even the Teacher's Pets seemed like they got more to do.
Noble and Kash don't need literal collars and chains, though. They should've been just scummy trash trying to run the Mexicools off to Mexico and uglying up those Londrick pretty boys.
I'm not saying it would've been super great or anything but they could've had a solid tag division many times over on either show if they cared. Putting randos together is totally acceptable if you commit to them being a team (Air Boom!).
So Piper disappears following WM 2 and doesn't pop up again on tv till late summer/early fall 86. Assume he was shooting "Bodyslam" during this hiatus? Also heard he and Vince were on the outs during this time for Roddy not wanting to job to Hogan.
Interesting that the WWF had their two biggest stars other than Hogan filming movies in summer 86. Andre/Princess Bride and Piper/Bodyslam. Maybe that's why they shot the Orndorff turn that summer knowing they needed a hot angle.
It was Stan Hansen's birthday yesterday. Do we know why a balding Leon White was called "The Baby Bull"? So many Bull nick name options and Baby just doesn't strike fear in one's heart. He's not even young!