Why Now Is the Time for WWE to Put Hawkins and Ryder Back Together

The Doctor Chris Mueller@@BR_DoctorFeatured ColumnistDecember 23, 2012

Photo: WWE.com
Photo: WWE.com

Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins came into WWE together as a tag team and managed to make it to the main roster while still teaming together, but both men have struggled in one way or another since being broken up.

When Ryder and Hawkins first came to WWE they were called the Major Brothers and they were billed as kayfabe brothers due to their similar appearance.

When they aligned with Edge and helped form the La Familia stable, it seemed like Hawkins and Ryder would get a major boost, no pun intended, from being associated with Edge.

Eventually the group disbanded, and each man went his own separate way.

Ryder grew to popularity due to his YouTube show and entertaining antics, but he has since become just as invisible as he was after La Familia was over.

Hawkins had a tag team with Tyler Reks that appeared to be getting a push as a pair of male strippers, but Reks left WWE shortly after they debuted the new gimmick, and Hawkins was again left out in the cold.

Since the WWE is getting the tag team division back to where it once was by using numerous teams and logical pairings, it seems like the perfect time for Hawkins and Ryder to join forces once again.

Both men are solid workers in the ring, with Ryder proving his worth several times in matches with bigger stars and Hawkins helping to train The Rock leading up to his match with John Cena at WrestleMania 28.

Even though Ryder has been linked to Santino in a tag team they call Team CoBro, they are not a legitimate threat to anyone at the moment and nobody would be sad to see them break up.

While they have very different characters at the moment, the real-life history between Hawkins and Ryder would be enough to make them a viable team.

Despite the lack of a push, Ryder still gets the crowd to chant his name whenever he wrestles, and that kind of popularity could help both men regain some of the spotlight they have lost.

WWE has a great chance to reunite an old team and get two guys a little more attention by simply putting them together. If they don't, then who knows when we might see Hawkins or Ryder be future endeavored.

Hopefully 2013 will be a better year for Hawkins and Ryder, and the way to ensure that happens might be to pair them up and see if the crowd responds.


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