Freddie Prinze Jr. wanted to help build tag team wrestling in WWE.
Prinze Jr. served as a writer in WWE in 2008 and he was hoping to spotlight the tag team division, specifically Harry Smith & TJ Wilson and The Usos. Unfortunately, thing didn't quite work out for him and he feels he failed them.
"I connected with Harry a lot and I really want to get him and TJ (Wilson) over. I worked hard to do it. I failed those boys. I never got over that. I failed The Usos too. Tag team wrestling is tough. I remember Vince, I was working so hard on building up a tag team division and Vince said, 'Freddie, I gotta pay four guys for one fucking match.' I kind of went, 'Oh.' I had never looked at it like that. It's show business. I was in charge of the Colon Brothers, I named Primo, that was my name. It kind of changed my perspective on things and the way I approached storylines. I couldn't pitch for as much anymore," he said on his Wrestling With Freddie podcast.
While Freddie wasn't able to help The Usos, they ended up finding plenty of success in WWE, becoming one of the most decorated tag teams in history.
On Friday's WWE SmackDown, The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) were crowned the greatest tag team in WWE when they defeated RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle) and The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso).
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