Is WWE Ready for a Six-Man Tag Team Championship?

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March 15, 2014

Even the NWA had its own Six-Man Tag Team Titles. During the promotion’s breakout period in the mid-1980s, the titles were dominated by Soviet superpowers Ivan & Nikita Koloff , along with their comrade Krusher Khrushchev. The only team capable of unseating the Russian powerhouses was the monumental trio of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes and The Road Warriors.

WCW tried to recreate the magic with its own Six-Man Tag Team Championships in 1991, but makeshift teams like Dustin Rhodes, Big Josh & Tom Zenk battling the blink-and-you’ll-miss-them York Foundation didn’t exactly light the wrestling world on fire. The titles were introduced in the beginning of the year and disappeared by December. Looking back, The Bizarre One didn’t exactly see holding the titles as an honor.

“To me, it was like [WCW officials] didn’t have anything for me, so they put me in a six-man tag team,” Goldust said.

Watch Dustin Rhodes, Big Josh & Tom Zenk win the WCW Six-Man Titles

Six-man tag team wrestling has been a novelty since then — a special attraction, rather than a viable form of competition. That’s all changed over the past 15 months. The Shield and The Wyatt Family welcomed the challenge of any three Superstars willing to step inside the ring with them. Epic trios like The Undertaker, Kane and Daniel Bryan, or the team of John Cena, Sheamus and Ryback, have answered the call as the WWE Universe watched in awe.

The potential for a Six-Man Tag Team division in WWE runs deep.  It wouldn’t just be a three-team race for the titles between The Shield, The Wyatts and whatever super-trio of singles Superstars felt like challenging them. All three members of 3MB can get in on the action, rather than forcing one member to sit out. Even the fun-loving Los Matadores & Sin Cara have shown they can hang with WWE’s dominant trios, bringing the fight to The Shield and The Wyatt Family in recent weeks. Plus, the new titles could light a fire under struggling Superstars, creating new trios on a regular basis.

With alliances forming left and right in WWE, it feels like there’s never been a better time to make things a little more interesting for everyone involved and introduce WWE Six-Man Tag Team Titles. The Superstars, on the other hand, aren’t so sure.

“Six-Man Tag Team Matches are cool, but they would be titles that didn’t mean anything,” Goldust said.

Rollins was a little more optimistic, though still a little unsure of the concept.

“I wouldn’t go that far,” he said about the creation of new championships. “But if there were Six-Man Tag Team Titles, they would be The Shield’s for the taking. Nobody would touch us — not even The Wyatts.”

What do you think, WWE Universe? Vote in our poll and tell us if you want to see Six-Man Tag Team Titles!

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