Once Bobby Roode and Austin Aries failed in their respective quests to capture the TNA heavyweight championship from Jeff Hardy in their recent rivalries, the two needed something to do that wouldn't be a huge downgrade but would keep them in the spotlight.
Then they got together for a segment or two and it turns out, they have a chemistry like no one else on the roster. So what do you do when you stumble across something great like that?
You put the tag team championship titles on them.
That's exactly what TNA has done too, as reported by multiple outlets with spoilers from the Impact Wrestling tapings over in Manchesther, England, for the show that is expected to air on Feb. 7, 2013, on Spike TV. Roode and Aries defeated Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez, whose title reign fizzled rather quickly while TNA failed to capitalize on the market they were pushing by giving them the titles in the first place.
All's well that ends well, and now Roode and Aries have championship belts to argue over.