WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The Usos (c) vs. The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E)
Kofi takes a sickening bump to the floor in the early going, which showcases his uncanny ability to take a beating. If you can make other people look good, you’ll always have a spot. New Day, as a gimmick, is a wee bit played out, although that’s not reflected in their crowd reactions. Giving them time off between the big RAW run and this SmackDown one was probably wise. I personally would have gone with Breezango and done something else with New Day. They’ve hit on something with the Fashion Police and when you get lucky like that, you run with it. This match is spirted, although not overly spotty. The Usos are deliberate about working Kofi’s leg to give the match focus but the tags keep everything fresh. It’s a pity Big E can’t catch Jey for the Big Ending and has to jack him back up. It’s an unfortunate botch on what would have been a killer spot. The pace gets suitably wild as the match progresses with lots of cool false finishes. The Usos survive all the finishers but then take the count-out loss to retain the belts. Stick a finish on this and it would have been over four flakes.
Final Rating: ***3/4
Video Control takes us backstage where Bob Orton Jr is talking to Sgt Slaughter.
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