We have crowned a new tag team champions on Smackdown that might shock the WWE Universe. We had no clue whatsoever that WWE was going to introduce a former WWE Champion into the context and turn him into a new champion. But they did it successfully as Daniel Bryan and Rowan have now picked up the titled vacated by The Hardy Boyz, last week.
Shane McMahon introduced Daniel Bryan and Rowan as the potential new champions when The Usos showed up from WWE Raw to challenge these two in a match. Shane made the title match official on Smackdown between these two teams.
The Usos were in full control of the tag team title match as they set up Daniel Bryan and Rowan for stereo splashes. But Bryan tripped Jimmy off the rope. The Usos still managed to send Rowan off the ring and deliver a Suicidal Dive. But Bryan backfired with a Yes Kick on Jimmy after which Rowan planted Jey with an Iron Claw to pick up the pinfall. With this win, Daniel Bryan and Rowan have now become new Smackdown tag team champions.
The headliner of this week’s Smackdown featured Shane McMahon’s announcement regarding the tag team championships. The titles are currently in a vacant state since the Hardy Boyz have relinquished those on last week’s episode of Smackdown. With Money in the Bank coming ahead, we needed new champions to defend those belts.
Interestingly, Shane McMahon himself was in the race to become the new tag team champions with his newly found partner, Elias on Smackdown. Considering their strong heel status, it was not hard to imagine they may just announce themselves as the new champions misusing the authoritative power.
This led us to Roman Reigns automatically who is having a feud with Elias in which Shane McMahon is involved, too. On this week’s WWE Raw, both men attacked the Big Dog out of nowhere. However, that was not the case as WWE kept Roman Reigns off Smackdown, this week. Rather it was a smart choice to introduce a new tag team of Daniel Bryan and Rowan who will bring fresh matchups in the tag division. The new champions may have already found their challengers as The Heavy Machinery confronted them after the title win.