New SmackDown Champions Crowned For Eighth Time
They are now eight-time tag team champions as The New Day walks away with the SmackDown Tag Team Titles to close Friday’s episode of the show. Big E, who successfully won the titles in a Triple Threat Match over The Miz and Jey Uso, will have to share the titles with his partners when he next sees them.
WWE was building towards this match throughout the show, letting each competitor have some time in front of the camera to say why they were ready to win. The Miz figured he could do what John Morrison did at WrestleMania and Jey figured The Usos were due. In the end, Big E was too much for both men and got the pin over The Miz in a quick match that didn’t have nearly the excitement of the Ladder Match but still offered a historic moment.
New Day are only one more tag title run away from tying The Dudley’s as the most decorated tag team champions in WWE history.
After the win, fans around the world could likely hear Howard Finkel in the back of their minds yelling “And NEEEEEWWWWW!!! tag team champions…” It was fitting considering WWE celebrated Finkel’s life and career in WWE earlier in the broadcast.