The ideas that men with the physiques, characters and natural wrestling abilities of Cesaro and Randy Orton are floundering around the mid-card position of WWE television is pretty astounding. Randy Orton is a 12-time former World Champion. Cesaro has had an insane amount of popularity and has put in a lot of tremendous performances this year. However, these two great athletes have somehow found themselves in the position where a lot of mid-card talent have been in for years. The Miz, Wade Barrett, even Big E and Kofi Kingtson before they took off with the New Day gimmick. All of these men had been in the mid-card spot for years with no direction and have been the victims of undivided attention by the WWE writers. Somehow, Cesaro is still in this position after all of these years. Somehow, Randy Orton is now in that position as he was even supposed to be on the Hell in a Cell pre-show until he pulled out this week.
It’s hard to believe that these two are in this position. However, I do have a solution which I think will revitalise the careers of both Cesaro and Randy Orton and it actually relates to a past Wrestling Flashback I’ve done in the past. Anyone that is familiar with the SmackDown! six will know that putting individuals together in a tag team scenario will do a great job at getting both those individuals over AS individuals. Even though these individuals are in a tag team, at the end of the day they are individuals. During the SmackDown! six, you had six individuals elevated as singles stars with that tag team scenario. Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit were singles stars that got over as a tag team. Rey Mysterio and Edge were the same. Eddie and Chavo were probably more close to being a legitimate tag team than the two other two teams but it still elevated both men to World title status eventually.
The point is that it never hurt any of those men going into the tag team division as it would help them out as individuals at the end of the day. Considering all six of the men in that “SmackDown! Six” became world champions, I think it helped tremendously. With the two of them currently in that mid-card purgatory just waiting for a direction, it wouldn’t hurt Cesaro or Randy Orton to enter that tag team scenario themselves in order to further their singles careers.
I know what you’re thinking. Of all the wrestlers you could team up, why Cesaro and Randy Orton? You’re right. Due to their different personalities, a tag team with these two does seem a little out of place. However, their wrestling styles surprisingly compensate each other nicely. Cesaro and Randy Orton have both been shown to be innovative in the ring. Cesaro is a genius in terms of his wrestling while Randy Orton is always coming up with inventive ways to hit the RKO out of nowhere. In fact, Cesaro and Randy once teamed up before to deliver probably one of the best RKOs of the year with this beauty on RAW.
As soon as I saw that finisher one the first things I thought was “these two should be a tag team.” There’s something about these two which I think could sublimely in that tag team scenario. The two of them are in the middle of nowhere anyway so why not at least give these team a shot? These two as a tag team against the New Day could result in some incredible matches on PPV. It could be a short be sweet partnership that could help elevate the Swiss Superman and the Apex Predator once again.