Charlie Haas Explains Why Vince McMahon Does Not Like Tag Team Wrestling

Posted By James Walsh on 11/22/21


Charlie Haas recently appeared on the Itís My Wrestling Podcast, and he discussed a variety of topics, including the reason he was given for why Vince McMahon doesnít like tag team wrestling, his relationship with his former tag team partner Shelton Benjamin, and much more. Here are some of the highlights (via Wrestling Inc.):

Charlie Haas on the reason he was given for why Vince McMahon doesnít like tag team wrestling: ďHereís what we were told towards the end when we split up. Vince doesnít like tag team wrestling. He looks at it as an added expense, as paying for an extra guy on the road, extra guy in the hotel room. He really doesnít like it and he changed a lot of it over the years. When youíre talking about 2002 with the tag teams, I think that was a great time. When I was a kid growing up in the 80s got to watch Arn and Tully, Rock n Roll Express, Midnight Express, The Fantastics, The Guerreros, The Dynamic Duo. Those tag teams meant something, you know? If Iím forgetting anyone, Iím sorry. The tag teams meant something I felt when we were there too, but thatís all passion. I love the Tag Team stuff you know, I was a fan of it before I became one.Ē

On his relationship with his former tag team partner Shelton Benjamin: ďHeís one of my best friends, we talk all the time, heís the godfather to my daughter and you know, heís getting paid. So, you know, heís easy. He survived the cuts. I think in the future heíll probably be an instructor or coach, especially with them signing all the amateur wrestlers like Gable Steveson, Steinerís son (Bron Breakker), and thereís a couple others that theyíve signed who they may use shortly. So when they decide itís time for him to retire, heíll coach if he wants to. Iím happy for sure. I wish they would have ran with the Hurt Business and kept it going instead of breaking it up and then bringing it back. They had a lot of momentum. They really helped the company during the pandemic, so I was really happy to see him and Cedric back on TV. I just want the best for him because he deserves it. I would like to see him have a singles run, Iíd love to see him get the World Championship. It would definitely be an extra feather in his cap and would definitely guide him towards the Hall of Fame.Ē