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WWE set to bring back old tag team rule for WrestleMania?

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Wrestemania is now just over two weeks away and most of the final matches are set to be announced on this week's penultimate episode of Raw before the biggest event of the year.

The Tag Team Championship could be one of the matches announced, but much like the IC Ladder match, the tag team contest seems rather confusing at the moment, with many tag teams throwing their hat in the ring to take on new champions Cesaro and Tyson Kidd. 

It is thought that WWE has to decide between The Usos, The New Day, The Ascension and Los Matadores because The Prime Time Players and Miz and Damien Mizdow have already entered themselves into the Andre The Giant Battle Royal, although whilst it's unlikely, it's not out of the question for the teams to compete twice. 

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The Ascension haven't played a big part in the title picture for a few weeks and could also be relegated to The Battle Royal, whilst Los Matadores have stepped up their place as of late and could be a surprise addition to whichever match is set to be contested. 

Given the latest product, it wouldn't be much of a stretch to speculate that there could be a gauntlet match for the Tag Team Championships in two weeks time, that would involve all of the above.

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Rule return

As well as this, it seems that WWE are thinking of bringing back the Freebird rule for The New Day if they win the Tag Team Championships on the Grandest Stage of The All. 

The "Freebird Rule" is a stipulation that allows any two members of a larger team to defend a specific championship, the rule was made famous by Michael Hayes and The Fabulous Freebirds, but hasn't been used in WWE since the five-man team of The Spirit Squad won the Tag Team Championships, this allowed any member of the team to defend them at any given time. 

Layla and Michelle McCool used a version of the rule when defending the Divas and Women's Championship as LayCool back in 2010.

This isn't the first time the rule has been discussed, when Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins won the Tag Team Championships at Extreme Rules in 2013, WWE thought it would be wise to allow all three members of The Shield the option to defend the titles, but instead this idea was scrapped and Dean Ambrose was given The United States Championship.

Given that a lot of the time only The New Day know which members of their team are going to be competing, it makes sense for the Freebird rule to be applied, but this doesn't mean that the trio will be lifting the gold on March 29th or even a hint at a spoiler, the idea is just being discussed ahead of what could be a scramble of a Tag Team match. 

This isn't the only tag team match on the card this year either, it has already been announced that The Divas Championship will not be defended at Levi's Stadium this year because AJ Lee and Paige will team up to take on The Bella Twins instead.

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