During their final show taping for Impact a couple of weeks ago in Mexico City, LAX faced the North for the Impact tag team championship. Their stipulation was they’d leave the promotion if they lost.
In a match that showed what both tag teams were capable of, the North pulled out the win, keeping their championships and sending LAX packing.
The fans gave them a standing ovation for all of their hard work in Impact, and they returned the love and gratitude by draping the Mexican flag over the ropes and saluting the fans.
It was a gracious exit for possibly the promotion’s best tag team of all time. It marked the closure of another chapter in their remarkable careers and they are expected to be the center of a bidding war between the WWE and AEW.
Who’s it going to be?
Besides their obvious talent, it would make sense for the WWE to entertain the idea for a couple of reasons. The first being it’d keep them away from AEW’s roster. If the talent is under Vince McMahon’s control, it can’t be used against him.
Secondly, and perhaps more important, is that they would fill a void on WWE programming since Jimmy Uso was arrested for a DUI in Pensacola, Florida in July. The Usos haven’t been seen on Raw or Smackdown since, and it’s left a vacant spot in the tag team division, though the WWE has done a great job of avoiding the division with the Reigns story arc and the Revival joining Randy Orton’s feud with Kofi Kingston and the New Day.
Thanks to WWE’s creative team, they haven’t been missed by the general fans. We’re used to superstars leaving for a while for personal reasons, undisclosed injuries, and so on, so not many would give it a second thought despite the large void their absence created given they’re six-time tag team champions. Everyone comes back sooner or later, right?
There could even be the rationale that the threat of LAX coming to WWE would help keep the Usos and other talent to focus more on their jobs instead of what causes them trouble. It’s a tactic that cold backfire as any teams this is intended to influence could bolt at the first chance for AEW.
Speaking of which…
For AEW it’s simple: acquire more top line talent to continue their rise and add to their story arcs. Honestly, there’s nothing a creative team likes than having more toys to play with. Also, with their upcoming tag team championship tournament, it would help add relevance and prestige by adding a great young team to the mix to give them and the fans more options.
One thing’s for sure, whichever promotion gets LAX, they’ll have a talented pair to work with.
The main request from this fan is whomever signs them, please bring Konnan with. He’s an awesome mentor to them.