Real Reason Vince McMahon HATES Tag Team Wrestling

Why WWE will never have a coherent tag division under Vince's leadership...

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Vince McMahon's disdain for tag team wrestling is long-established, well-known, and the main reason why WWE never seems to be able to sustain a deep coherent, and engaging division, despite the scene's sporadic successes over the years.

The root of his hatred? It's simple. Tag teams are more expensive than singles wrestlers.

Speaking on his latest WWFreddie - Wrestling With Freddie podcast, former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. claims that once, when the WWE Chairman and CEO was explaining why he didn't like tags, he said: "Freddie, I gotta pay four guys for one f*cking match."

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This isn't the first time somebody who used to work for WWE has cited this exact reason. Last month, former WWE Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas claimed that McMahon sees tag wrestling as "an added expense," as he has to pay for another person on the road. Last year, Arn Anderson pretty much said the same thing, bringing stables and other factions into the conversation as well.

WWE's weak tag scenes have been a source of criticism for decades now. Given McMahon's attitude towards them and newfound obsession with "budget cuts", this is unlikely to change while he's at the top.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.