There is a jungle when it comes to the AEW tag team division, and Jurassic Express stands among the swamp of teams as one of the top teams.
The boy and his dinosaur regularly face some of the toughest competition in the world today, with Tony Kahn going out of his way to sign dynamic duos like FTR, Santana & Ortiz, Lucha Bros and The Young Bucks. So there is a lot of danger to the young husband.
Jurassic Express – made up of Jungle Boy, Jack Perry, Luchasaurus, and friend Marko Stunt – has become hugely popular with AEW audiences and represents the youth movement in merchandising. The combination of skill and strength, along with fun along the way, made them darling with the masses.
One just needs to watch Jurassic Express enter the scene for Jungle Boy’s song to feel the liveliness he has with the audience.
When you hear “Tarzan Boy” Baltimora begin to play, you’d better believe the natives would be restless.
Regardless of popularity, the group was not able to scoop gold at All Elite Wrestling. They had two chances, but they failed. Because of this, they can – at times – feel like a middle team.
Of course, they have the talent to be on top. Jungle Boy is already rated as one of the four pillars of the future of promotion, and it has barely scratched the surface of its potential.
Luchasaurus is uncompromising in itself, displaying supernatural acrobatics and ingenious martial arts for a man of his enormous size. He’s light on his feet but still packs a massive guy.
Marco Stant, often derided as a “sign along” for the gang, is a loyal and at times partner of six. It was an important part of the story of the Jurassic Express, and even those who might sell it short (pun intended) should give it its due.
The group recently added Christian Cage as an actual member and mentor. He promised to help deliver the team to the Promised Land, and fought alongside them as well.
If Captain Charisma stays in place as the team’s mouthpiece, he may lift the Jurassic Express to heights they’ve never reached before.
They make a great team, but are Jurassic Express really among the elite in All Elite Wrestling?
It’s hard to imagine this young duo ranking ahead of teams like FTR, The Lucha Bros, Proud ‘n’ Powerful or The Young Bucks. This would automatically make JE the 5th best tag team in AEW, at best.
But when you consider the potential of Malakai Black and Brody King to team up again, as well as the possibility of Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish reuniting in AEW, the terrain becomes even more challenging. Suddenly, the Jurassic Express seems less and less on the totem pole.
Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus finished with AEW fans. However, the history of wrestling is full of teams that were quite famous, but never made it to the winner’s circle. Mainly because they were part of a stacked list.
Let’s hope that doesn’t happen to Jurassic Express. They have been a shining light for the organization since its inception and need not get lost in the shuffle of the profound tag team division.
While they may not be the most skilled or rated team in AEW, the Jurassic Express deserves at least one swing of karma as the Kings of the Jungle. Let them carve their names into the stones of history.
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