Tyler Breeze hears the criticisms of tag team wrestling in WWE.
Breeze has done arguably his best work in WWE alongside Fandango as the two men blend comedy outside the ring with a more serious edge once the bell rings. The partnership has led them to the NXT Tag Team Championships, which they successfully defended against Imperium on Wednesday.
Fans have been critical of WWE's tag team division recently as teams are frequently splitting or in-fighting. FTR (previously The Revival in WWE) said a big reason why they left the company was due to the lack of creative in the division, though The Usos and New Day have been wildly successful as teams.
Speaking to Newsweek, Breeze discussed the criticisms of tag team wrestling in WWE.
"Wrestling in general goes in phases. I think it's just one of those things, and in today's society everybody has an opinion and everybody feels their opinion should be heard and it's very important, so I think it goes in phases. Everybody goes "there's no tag teams'' so all of a sudden there'll be a bunch of tag teams come out of nowhere and then all of a sudden you'll switch to "there's too many tag teams" so then all the tag teams will go away. We want everybody's opinions we want feedback, but at the same time if there's only a couple tag teams it doesn't mean that tag team wrestling is dead or it's struggling it just means there's been a couple things that have happened and now we're waiting for more teams to kind of emerge and become a thing, which that's just the natural course of wrestling in general."
Breeze continued, "I think that WWE tag team wrestling is very strong and it has been for years. I think even back when we were on Smackdown and there were teams like Gable and Jordan and New Day and The Usos and everybody else. You have all this talent it's just a matter of when you're gonna get to see it and when it's going to be on a show. Even now you got a guy like Cesaro who you can toss with literally any partner and they're going to be an extremely talented tag team and he's proven it time after time. It's just a matter of what we want to do, when we want to do it and it's just a matter of patience of when you're going to see it."
The SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura battled the Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits on Monday's Raw in a champions vs. champions match.
On the subject of that match and the brand vs. brand bout, Breeze said, "There are times like Survivor Series last year when RAW, SmackDown were coming to NXT and vice-versa where everybody was kind of intermingling, but that also is why things like that are special because we don't overdo it, we don't do it all the time. If every week you saw RAW and Smackdown guys on NXT and NXT guys on RAW and Smackdown everyone will go, "oh we should have separate brands again." It's one of those things where I want to keep it special. You do it at certain times at the right time and that's when it's exciting. We have a lot of options and opportunities, fans just have to be patient."
Cesaro & Nakamura were able to appear on Raw thanks to the quarterly brand-to-brand invitation. You can keep track of all the transactions in WWE by clicking here.
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