The WWE tag team division has seen a dramatic rise over the past few years as it seems the company has begun to focus more on the development of duos.
One of the tag teams to benefit from this was two former Paul Heyman men in Ryback and Curtis Axel, who formd late last year under the ring name of RybAxel. They then went on a good run and came close to capturing the tag team championships when they took on The Usos for the gold.
They even fought for the tag team titles on this year's Wrestlemania kick-off show but again came up short. Since April and the debut of Stardust, though, it seems RybAxel have been on something of a bad run which looked to have ended this week on Raw when they pinned Kofi Kingston to defeat him and Big E in a tag match and that saw a group much like Nation of Domination reform.
Just when we thought RybAxel could be cruising back towards that tag team title match, this week on Smackdown, following their loss to The Usos in a non-title match, it seemed Ryback had had enough of being a loser and walked off leaving Axel in the ring.
The end of the partnership?
Could this be the end of one of the better tag teams in WWE? With tag teams such as Los Matadores, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, The Usos, Goldust and Stardust and The Ascension set to debut as well as the forming of Nation of Domination, is there a reason this tag team could be over?
Could the two be set to face each other and begin a rivalry? Or could fellow former Paul Heyman guy Cesaro become a part of the mix?
Either way it now seems the feud between Harper and Rowan and The Usos is over so this would be the opportune time for The Ascension to make their first WWE appearance and fight for the titles because there is a strong group of tag teams waiting to step up and face them.
That wasn't the only shock on Smackdown this week. After the cameras finished rolling, Kane came to the ring and asked for a "body" to be brought out so he could presumably beat them up.
Little did he know that The Big Show was waiting in the wings and came out to accept the challenge, winning the match over his former tag team partner via count-out.