It appears that the Hype Bros. tag team title push will have to be put on hold for the time being. Zack Ryder, one half of the stellar tag team, has been confirmed to need knee surgery. He has no estimated date of return to the ring at the moment.

He and Mojo Rawley have seen a huge push on Smackdown after the brand split, and yet, despite his victory in the Battle Royale to earn the number one contender slot for the tag team titles against the Wyatt Family, his knee surgery will put a hamper on that push for the time being. We may see Rawley with a singles career push until Ryder returns to action.


However, the big question that remains to be answered is who will take on the Wyatt Family for the titles. The last group in the Battle Royale was The Ascension, and both them and the champions are heels, so this would likely not make for compelling enough television for WWE to push this match.

Who do you think will be taking the Hype Bros’ slot for title contention? Let us know in the comments.


  • Tribute to the Troops Results: We Want Shield and Bullet Club Back

  • Final Roadblock Card – Updated for Big Change at Tribute to the Troops

  • Bray Says He Wants This Guy To Join the Wyatt Family

  • This Is the Guy Replacing Lawler and Lita on the Roadblock Kickoff Show

  • This RAW Superstar is Looking to Move to Smackdown

  • Shawn Michaels Talks About WWE Call for the Royal Rumble

  • 5 WWE Stars In Desperate Need Of A Turn

  • We Sure Hope This Slammy Rumor Isn’t True

  • WWE Superstars Visit U.S. Troops Stationed in Maryland and Virginia

  • Meltzer: Cena Set for World Championship Feud on Return