HomeWWEThe New Day is officially WWE’s top tag team of all time
The New Day is officially WWE’s top tag team of all time
June 30, 2021
For the previous couple of years, followers have acknowledged the New Day for his or her excellence as a tag workforce regardless of WWE’s clear lack of curiosity in presenting their tag workforce division as a viable money-drawing attraction.
As groups have come, gone, and gotten break up up, the trio of Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, and Massive E has remained the fixed and the barometer for which different fundamental roster groups are in comparison with. Even probably the most ardent supporter couldn’t have envisioned that when this workforce initially shaped, however these three made certain that this didn’t fail, and their rating amongst WWE’s tag groups has reaffirmed that.
Out of fifty WWE tag groups, The New Day ranked primary.
As a part of a collection that aired on Peacock, WWE compiled a listing of the 50 best tag groups within the firm’s historical past. The countdown to primary featured a variety of excellent tandems, groups corresponding to The World’s Biggest Tag Crew (Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas), Los Guerreros, The Usos, The Legion of Doom, The Hardy Boyz, The Dudley Boyz, and Edge & Christian.
Out of all of these nice groups, nonetheless, WWE ranked New Day within the high spot.
Now, lists corresponding to these primarily exist to spark debates; one’s emotions on the rankings usually come down to every particular person’s interpretation of the factors for the listing. Components corresponding to period and the way a lot of a fan somebody is of an individual/workforce play a component in it as nicely. It’s all subjective, as they are saying.
That mentioned, it’s laborious to take a look at what New Day has finished since linking up in 2014 and are available away disillusioned with them being ranked primary on this listing. The accolades converse for themselves: 11-time WWE/Uncooked/SmackDown Tag Crew Champions, WWE’s Males’s Tag Crew of the Yr in 2019, PWI’s Tag Crew of the Yr in 2015 and 2016, and the eighth spot in PWI’s 50 finest tag groups of 2020 listing (The Golden Function Fashions [Bayley and Sasha Banks] and The Avenue Earnings had been the one WWE groups to rank increased than them on that listing).
It’s additionally vital to notice that, in contrast to a variety of different groups on this listing, New Day completed this whereas not collaborating within the tag workforce growth durations of the 80s and the early 2000s (to be honest, they weren’t working reverse groups like The Coronary heart Throbs or The New Midnight Categorical, both).
In an period the place WWE places their tag groups in seasonal/holiday-themed road fights earlier than breaking them up in hopes of getting two singles stars for the worth of 1 (a tactic WWE even tried to drag on New Day, although rumors counsel that they might reverse course this fall), New Day has ensured that the tag titles maintained a degree of credibility that the corporate doesn’t appear invested in upkeeping (have a look at how the present SmackDown Tag Crew Champions have been booked for the previous couple of weeks should you want some contemporary proof for this declare).
The work that Kingston, Woods, and Massive E have put in to make this workforce what it’s at the moment can be what makes this so fulfilling. Most followers who’re trustworthy observers of the product are nicely conscious of the problems WWE has had (and nonetheless has) with portraying Black wrestlers on their exhibits and early on, it seemed like New Day would grow to be one other a part of that unlucky historical past, both of their authentic gimmick that WWE would’ve stripped of any nuance or because the overly-positive, singing and dancing babyface preachers.
However New Day realized what they had been doing wasn’t working and made it into one thing that was their very own — whereas subverting a variety of these stereotypes — (a rarity in at the moment’s WWE) and have become one of many firm’s most beloved acts.
It’s that adulation that helped propel Kingston to a prolonged WWE Championship reign. It’s that assist that can possible push Massive E to grow to be one of many high singles babyfaces within the promotion.
That recognition mixed with them elevating the ground of a division that WWE enjoys taking a sledgehammer to is what makes them such an excellent workforce, and it’s nice that the corporate acknowledged their efforts by way of this listing.