At “Smark-a-Mania” 2016, aka the Raw after WrestleMania 32, Enzo Amore & Big Cass officially moved up from NXT to WWE’s biggest stage.
As we approach the one year anniversary of their promotion, the pair find themselves in the tag title mix for the first time since the early days of their run on the company’s main roster. Their win over Cesaro & Sheamus last Monday made the Certified Gs #1 contenders for the belts, and with only a week to go before their match at Fastlane, the duo will be focused on current champs Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows on the upcoming Raw.
Fans who followed Zo & Cass through NXT have been down this road before. Despite being one of the most popular acts on the brand, the New York/New Jersey pair never held tag gold. It didn’t seem like they needed the titles to get a reaction and sell merchandise, so...
Do the KFC pitchmen find themselves in a similar spot on Raw? In a new interview with the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Cass says it’s different on the main roster:
I don’t think we could go further in any direction with our characters until we do that [win the belts].
Enzo and Big Cass as a unit needs to win those titles. Now we’ve been on Raw for almost a year and we’ve never won a WWE Tag Team Championship. It would be very validating for us. It’s something we need to do to move forward and to prove that we’re the best tag team there is in the WWE.
Titles or no, it’s also worth asking if the act doesn’t need some refinement in general. The Smacktalker Skywalker and his seven-foot friend have had more television time in the past eleven months than they did in three years in NXT. Judging by the cheers Sheamus got for Brogue Kicking Enzo after the match last Monday, some fans may be growing tired of the current version of their schtick.
What do you think, Cagesiders? Is it time for the Realest Guys to win a championship? Are more fundamental changes needed?
Or is everything fine the way it is (how you doing)?