Taroff: Break Up The New Day

Troy Taroff begs the fat lady to sing for Raw's most colorful trio.

Trends come and go. For a time, I was really into getting frosted tips. Granted, I never got them, but you know I would have paid top dollar.

The New Day were a trend.  After a not so great start where fans just couldn’t get behind them, the trio won everybody over during the summer of 2015. Then they exploded.

From the constant new merchandise like arcade game-style T-shirts, Booty Os cereal and “llama penises” as The Rock once joked, The New Day quickly became the most popular group in all of WWE.

However, all good things must come to an end.

Shortly after breaking Demolition’s 28-year record of holding the WWE Tag Team Championships for 483 days, The New Day lost the titles to Cesaro and Sheamus on December 18th at Roadblock: End of the Line.  This loss should have marked the end for the booty bros. We were teased with a potential split during their feud with The Wyatt Family over the summer, but losing the titles should have been the straw that broke the camel’s back.

They are now in a state of purgatory.  No program with anybody, stale material and no match at WrestleMania 33. Instead, they’ve been relegated to “hosts.”  It’s come to a point where I’m fast forwarding through most of their segments because I already know what I’m getting.

Whether it’s the use of Francesca (or whatever the hell Xavier Woods calls his trombone these days), the multitude of catch phrases that they use every week, and the constant gyrating before, during, and after their matches, I’m officially bored with The New Day.

I’ll own up to it, I loved the hell out of The New Day last year.  I was under the impression that everything they said was gold and I once called Woods a “microphone wizard.”  But just like all trends in wrestling, and in life, they fade.

Big E is a star. He could be a single’s champion in not only WWE, but in any other promotion in the world. He can pull it all off in the ring and has developed the promo chops to really make a statement.  It’s time to break off, Big E, and recognize your true potential.

Kofi Kingston is a Hall of Famer: no ifs, ands or buts about it.  He’s been a constant figure in the WWE for over 10 years and has somehow stayed relevant even in his darkest days. While The New Day definitely rejuvenated his career, his window of being relevant may be closing. Enough with the “BAAAAYYYYBEEEE” already.

Woods, like I said earlier, is a “wizard” on the microphone. Although it hasn’t been showcased often in WWE, the guy can also wrestle. He wouldn’t struggle at all if this New Day split happened. I’d even put him as a mouthpiece for Big E if he adopted a more serious tone.

Who else thinks this split needs to happen?


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