Switch em up. With Hell In A Cell coming up this Sunday night, the card is entirely set up by now. We know all eight matches announced so far (though there’s always the chance that more could be added), including a variety of title matches. Obviously these are more important than most, but WWE felt that one of them wasn’t quite important enough to make the regular show.
As announced on WWE.com, the SmackDown Tag Team Title match will now serve as the Kickoff Show match as the New Day will defend their titles against Rusev Day. Rusev Day earned their shot by defeating the Bar to win a short tournament for the #1 contendership. New Day has held the titles since last month, when they defeated the Bludgeon Brothers to win the titles on SmackDown Live.
A reminder of how we got here:
Opinion: Works for me and it’s not like this match is anything serious in the first place. Rusev Day has turned into a popular act but we’re about five months removed from the peak. Winning the Tag Team Titles would be a nice reward for them, but it’s not like they would be any kind of game changers. New Day is fine for placeholder champions and since the tag division is virtually dead, it’s fine to keep the belts on them.
Who do you think wins this match? Should it be on the Kickoff Show? 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 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Smackdown Reviews.
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