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WWE Network Preview: SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bludge...
Posted by   |   Date: Apr 11, 2018   |   Read more

The Usos’ long-awaited WrestleMania moment turned into a coronation for The Bludgeon Brothers. Now, Jimmy & Jey are coming to set things straight.

The twin high-flyers will challenge Harper & Rowan at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia in a last-ditch effort to combat The Bludgeon Brothers’ recent, unstoppable ascent to the top of SmackDown’s Tag Team division. Harper & Rowan went from dark-horse contenders to two-man wrecking crew in the span of a month. They went from crashing an Usos-New Day title match and wreaking havoc at WWE Fastlane to obliterating both teams in a Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania, earning their first reign as SmackDown Tag Team Champions in the process.

The Usos, whose fight to finally compete at WrestleMania was well-documented, would not be so easily cast aside, however. After defeating The New Day on SmackDown LIVE to earn the right to challenge The Bludgeon Brothers, they go to Saudi Arabia with payback on their minds and the hope that it will be Day One all over again when they return stateside.

Tune in to the Greatest Royal Rumble event to see which team leaves as SmackDown Tag Team Champions on Friday, April 27, at 7 a.m. AST. The event streams live on the award-winning WWE Network with a tune-in time of 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, with a special, one-hour Greatest Royal Rumble Kickoff starting at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT. It will be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East with regional broadcast information forthcoming, and tickets will be available Friday, April 13.

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SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. The New Day vs. Th...
Posted by   |   Date: Mar 28, 2018   |   Read more

After a long, nine-year journey, The Usos are headed to WrestleMania. Now, the challenge begins.

The SmackDown Tag Team Champions will be defending their titles against not one, but two tag teams just as hungry as Jimmy & Jey — The New Day, who traded victories with the twins over 2017’s already-legendary series between the tandems, and The Bludgeon Brothers, who have never competed at WrestleMania as a tag team but whose rebirth has already made them a force to be reckoned with on Team Blue.

The championship match first came about when The New Day won the right to once again challenge The Usos for the titles at WWE Fastlane. As that rivalry began to regain steam, Harper & Rowan waited in the wings until they finally struck during the edge-of-your-seat title bout, decimating both teams and sending Xavier Woods to the hospital. The Bludgeon Brothers continued their onslaught the next week, defeating the only medically cleared members of The Usos and New Day — Jimmy Uso and Big E — and using brute strength to position themselves for a title match.

Given that The Usos and The New Day have a grudge to settle against the behemoths (and each other), it’s now a matter every team for themselves, and this one may not come down to who hits what move so much as who is physically left standing when the dust finally settles.

Tune in to WrestleMania to see who leaves as SmackDown Tag Team Champions, streaming live Sunday, April 8, on the award-winning WWE Network at a special start time of 7 ET/5 PT!

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SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. The New Day
Posted by   |   Date: Feb 21, 2018   |   Read more

Who’s ready for another instant classic?

The Usos and The New Day will reignite their rivalry at WWE Fastlane when Jimmy & Jey defend the SmackDown Tag Team Championship against the record-setting titleholders, who earned the honor after defeating perennial contenders Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin.

This isn’t just the latest in a series of challenges to The Usos’ dominance; it’s a chance for ya boys to get back on the championship track. Kofi, Big E & Woods haven’t tasted tag team title glory since last fall, when they lost the SmackDown Tag Team Titles to The Usos inside Hell in a Cell. They’ve subsided on a healthy diet of pancakes and positivity since then, but a championship victory would truly be the heartiest meal of all.

The Usos and The New Day brought out the best of each other in 2017, and while only one will leave WWE Fastlane as champions, this latest rematch is truly a scenario where everybody wins —the WWE Universe in particular.

Tune in to see who will lay claim to the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at WWE Fastlane, streaming live on Sunday, March 11, at 8 ET/5 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.

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Royal Rumble Preview: The Usos Vs Chad Gable & Shelton ...
Posted by   |   Date: Jan 10, 2018   |   Read more

Technically, Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin already beat The Usos twice. To win the SmackDown Tag Team Titles, however, they’ll have to do it two more times.

The mat mavens will challenge Jimmy & Jey Uso in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match at Royal Rumble, bringing to a head a twisting rivalry that saw Gable & Benjamin take down The Usos in the waning months of 2017 before scratching and clawing their way past the rest of the Tag Team division to a title match on SmackDown LIVE. Despite defeating The Usos in that championship bout, Gable & Benjamin pinned the wrong Uso, leading to a restart of the match when a second referee pointed out the mistake to the primary official.

The Usos were ultimately able to retain and Gable & Benjamin called out the second referee in frustration the following week, only to get SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan instead. While The “Yes!” Man attempted to cool Gable & Benjamin’s tempers, the disappointed duo asked if they had to beat The Usos twice in one night to get the glory they deserved. Voila: A 2-out-of-3 Falls Match.

Can Gable & Benjamin go the distance and finally smash down the walls of The Uso Penitentiary? Or will Jimmy & Jey prove to be just as unbeatable in 2018 as they were in 2017? Tune into the Royal Rumble event, streaming live, Sunday, Jan. 28, on the award-winning WWE Network at a special start time of 7 ET/5 PT to find out.

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SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. The New Day vs. Sh...
Posted by   |   Date: Dec 02, 2017   |   Read more

During a night where every title is on the line, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos will defend the gold in a Triple Threat Match at WWE Clash of Champions on Sunday, Dec. 17, streaming live on WWE Network.

There is no love lost between Jimmy & Jey Uso and Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods. Though the two teams seem to have developed mutual respect, they were recently engaged in one of the most heated rivalries in history, punctuated by a brutal match contested inside the horrifying confines of Hell in a Cell that saw Jimmy & Jey win the titles. And while they may respect the twins, The New Day will undoubtedly hold nothing back in their quest to become five-time Tag Team Champions.

And then there’s Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable, the mat-wrestling mavens who defeated The Hype Bros, Breezango & The Ascension to earn a title opportunity against The Usos. Benjamin & Gable went all-out in their pursuit of the SmackDown Tag Team Titles in a championship bout several weeks ago, with Gable taking out the knee of Jey Uso to give his team a win by count-out – so they did not win the titles. However, after claiming a win over Jimmy & Jey, the grapplers believe that they are entitled to a championship rematch. They’ll get their opportunity at WWE Clash of Champions.

Who will leave Boston with the SmackDown Tag Team Titles? Find out on a night where every championship is on the line at WWE Clash of Champions, streaming live Sunday, Dec. 17, at 8 ET/5 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!

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