The question of why the popularity of mixed tag-team matches has diminished over the past years within WWE is one which confuses many fans of the company.
Back in the early noughties, the WWE Universe was witness to a number of incredible matches which featured both men and women and included some of the biggest names on the roster.
The likes of John Cena, Trish Stratus, Lita and Matt Hardy all competed in these types of match-ups in an often successful way, which begs the question of why we see so few of them now.
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This is especially relevant given the prominence of WWE Divas which has come about most recently through the angle the NXT Divas were given when they teamed up with Paige, much to the approval of both the crowd in attendance as well as the WWE Universe who were watching worldwide.
For those followers of WWE who share the belief that this style of match should be made more prominent once again, there have been recent reports of some progress.
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As reported by What Culture, WWE Diva Lana is being advertised as taking part in a tag team match with on-screen boyfriend Dolph Ziggler when they take on Rusev and Summer Rae at a WWE live event on September 4th in Hampton, Virginia.
If this is match is confirmed it would be a great move for not only WWE as a company, but for the superstars on its roster, too.
Lana is the ideal female wrestler to push for this kind of match at this moment in time as not only has she been hugely successful while portraying her character, but the excitement of seeing how she will fare as a wrestler as well will have WWE fans even more interested.
Lana's fellow competitors in the match-up also make for an entertaining bout as she will be pitted against her real-life boyfriend and previous on-screen boyfriend Rusev.
Her mixed tag team partner will also prove to be entertaining through her on-screen boyfriend Ziggler, who is currently out of action following an attack by The Bulgarian Brute, although the 34-year-old is actually taking time out to film a WWE movie.
The next step for WWE following this match-up in September would be to push a tie of the same style at a pay-per-view event.
Given the number of Divas who have received a deserved push in recent months as well as the array of male talent on the roster, WWE would certainly have a number of options for this kind of match on an important stage, and there is no reason why they should not attempt to bring back the popularity it had some ten years ago.
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