Spread the silver around. Last week on SmackDown Live, the Hardys were forced to vacate the SmackDown Tag Team Titles due to Jeff Hardy’s knee injury. That left an opening at the top of the division and some team had to fill it. WWE announced that the title situation would be solved this week on SmackDown Live and that’s exactly what happened, with a bit of a surprise.
This week on SmackDown Live, Daniel Bryan and Rowan defeated the Usos to become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions. Shane McMahon was ready to hand Bryan and Rowan the titles but the Usos, from Monday Night Raw, came out and said they wanted the new champions to earn the titles. Bryan and Rowan agreed and won the match and the titles.
The new champions. Check out how Bryan and Rowan won the belts:
Opinion: That’s a bit of a surprise and that’s not the worst thing in the world. There is only so much that you can do with the rather lame SmackDown Live tag team division so adding in a new team was a smart move. At the same time though, it isn’t a good sign when WWE has to bring in a team for the sake of filling in a title match. There isn’t much of a division on the show but the new champions at least add in something new.
Do you like the new champions? Who should take the titles from them? 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 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.
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