Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins last month dropped the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship to Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler (RooDolph, if you want to follow the cool Twitter crowd). The former were booked as champs to further a bigger storyline, the latter team because, well, they weren't doing anything else.
It is not the first time we have endured a spell of random team booking, despite an abundance of talented pairings. The Revival, The Authors of Pain, The Viking Raiders (name at time of writing) and The O.C. are milling around waiting on another go as you read this. Roode and Ziggler hold the (sometimes) prestigious championships despite never having interacted as on-screen allies. Is it a thank you for two solid mid carding company men? Is there a long-term upside? Or is this just a placeholder run to give The Street Profits or another new act a decent moment?
None of this is new, of course. Fans often saw quality thrown together teams in the '80s and '90s. The difference was they were afforded featured runs and big PPV moments. It's why Money Inc. (Million Dollar Man and I.R.S.) or The Colossal Connection (André the Giant and Haku) remain etched in our memory. Now? If you've got jack all else happening, might as well team up with someone in the same boat.
WWE's history is littered with puzzling tag-teams. They could at least try to get matching tights though.