You have to make it memorable. The WWE has been extra busy lately with one big trip after another. Last week it was Saudi Arabia and now they’re over in the United Kingdom for a double shot on Friday night. That includes a SmackDown taping followed by Monday Night Raw, meaning the wrestlers are going to be even more exhausted than usual despite being in front of one of the hottest crowds of the year. Something has to be done to keep the fans’ interest and WWE had an idea of what they could do to keep that up.
This week’s SmackDown featured a Tag Team Title match with the Revival defending the titles against the New Day’s Kofi Kingston and Big E. The match was scheduled to take place on last week’s show but had to be postponed due to the talent’s issues getting out of Saudi Arabia. These teams have a long history together and have traded the titles back and forth before. New Day also dedicated the match to their injured teammate Xavier Woods, who recently underwent Achilles tendon surgery.
It was a heck of a match. Check out the title match, plus a bit more below:
New Day would go on to win the Tag Team Titles when Kingston hit Scott Dawson with Trouble in Paradise. The win gives New Day their seventh Tag Team Title reign, but also changes things up at Survivor Series. New Day is not taking the Revival’s place in a triple threat match also featuring the Raw Tag Team Champions the Viking Raiders and the NXT Tag Team Champions the Undisputed Era. The match will be non-title.
New Day was rather pleased. Check out their post match celebration:
Opinion: I can’t say I’m surprised by this as WWE always makes some kind of a change right before Survivor Series and normally in a match that has already been announced. New Day winning the titles isn’t a surprise as they win the titles pretty often, which is something even they pointed out at the start of the show. I’m sure the match is going to be fine, but could they not come up with something a little more original than the same thing they seem to do every year?
Do you like the title change? How do you see the triple threat going? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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