Evan Bourne, as reported on WWE.com, has been suspended for 60-days following his second violation of WWE’s Wellness Policy. Evan Bourne, along with Kofi Kingston, recently dropped the WWE Tag Team titles to Primo and Epico this past Sunday at a WWE live event in Oakland, California. Following Sunday, AirBoom failed to regain the titles the next night on Raw. With Evan Bourne out for the next two months — the threat of AirBoom now eliminated — what’s next for Primo and Epico?
Since aligning themselves with Rosa Mendes, Primo and Epico exploded unto the tag team scene with numerous victories over AirBoom in both singles and tag team matches. The cousins from San Juan, Puerto Rico, were trained by Primo’s father Carlos Colón, and competed in Wrestling World Council before making their way into the WWE. Now that they are Tag Team champions, can Primo and Epico make a meaningful championship run with a division already sparse with competitors?
It’s no secret that WWE has done a horrible job cultivating a decent tag team division — granted the last champions were a makeshift team — the prospect of Primo and Epico as champions shines new light because they know each other so well. There are three other teams that Primo and Epico can realistically defend their titles against: Jimmy and Jey Uso, Hunico and Camacho, and Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks.
Aside from a few post-match beat downs, Hunico and Camacho do not have much experience as a tag team. After a brutal end to his masked luchador career, Hunico has taken out his angst against Ted DiBiase, Jr. rather than focusing on getting back on top with championship gold. Then there’s Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks who have failed to unseat AirBoom in two consecutive weeks on WWE Superstars. Their latest venture has been a war of pranks against the duo of Trent Barretta and Yoshi Tatsu on NXT. Honestly, the only real threat lies within The Usos.
Jimmy and Jey Uso are the twin sons of Rikishi, and former FCW Tag Team Champions. They made their debut after WrestleMania 26 by attacking The Hart Dynasty. Though the Usos proved to be an impressive tandem, the WWE Universe were still not fully behind them. That changed when Jimmy and Jey introduced the Siva Tau Samoan war dance as part of their ring entrance. With a combination of hard strikes, diving headbutts, superkicks, Samoan drops, and Samoan splashes, The Usos are a well oiled tag team.
With that being said, Jimmy and Jey Uso are the only viable opponents for Primo and Epico. But can they drag out a title feud for the next two months? At least until Evan Bourne returns to reunite with Kofi Kingston, or until WWE decides to create more teams, or call up some prospects from FCW.
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