The New Day

The New Day

Full NameThe New Day

FoundedJuly, 2014

Prominent PlayersKofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Big E


On the June 21, 2014, episode of Raw, Big E and Kofi Kingston, who were a tag team at the time, suffered a loss, adding to their already considerable losing streak. They ran into Xavier Woods backstage who prompted them to join forces with him.

On the November 28, 2014, episode of SmackDown, the trio made their in-ring debut, defeating Curtis Axel, Heath Slater and Titus O'Neil. The New Day went on to unsuccessfully challenge for the WWE Tag Team Championships in a Fatal 4-way match at WrestleMania.

The following night on Raw, the hardcore fans in attendance turned on the group, showering them with chants of "New Day sucks." This negative reaction sustained in the coming weeks and forced them to turn heel. The New Day maintained their upbeat personas but added an aggressive streak to their characters and started to have more of a say in their promos.

They eventually became one of the most popular acts in WWE and captured their first WWE Tag Team Championships from the popular babyface duo of Cesaro and Tyson Kidd at Extreme Rules 2015. Even though it was Big E and Kingston who were involved in the match, Woods was also recognized under as a Champion under the Freebird Rule.

At the following pay-per-view, Payback, the burgeoning New Day successfully defended their titles against the recently deposed Cesaro and Kidd in a 2-out-of-3 falls match. The three of them were then inserted into the first-ever tag-team Elimination Chamber match, which they won by eliminating the Prime Time Players.

However, at Money in the Bank, the Prime Time Players got retribution by successfully dethroning The New Day. Their reign wouldn't last long as Woods, Kingston and Big E successfully regained the titles at Summerslam.

The New Day then entered into a feud with the returning Dudley Boys which ended on October 25, 2015, at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. At Survivor Series, they led their own team, also consisting of King Barrett and Sheamus. However, they left the match to tend to Big E's injury and their team was defeated by The Usos, Lucha Dragons and Ryback.

The New Day, who had almost instantly become popular with the crowd after turning heel, slowly began to turn babyface and started a feud with the League of Nations (L.O.N) — a faction consisting of Rusev, Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio and King Barrett.

They defeated Barrett and Sheamus to retain their titles at Roadblock before losing a six-man tag team match to the League of Nations at WrestleMania 32. After the match, the League of Nations were assaulted by Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley. Austin also hit Xavier Woods with the Stunner.

The New Day then faced The Vaudevillians with the titles on the line at Payback 2016, vanquishing their foes without too much worry. They then entered into a feud with Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, who found a great deal of success as part of the Bullet Club with New Japan Pro Wrestling.

At the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, The New Day defeated The Club, The Vaudevillians and Enzo and Cass, allowing them to earn the record for the longest combined reign as a tag-team in WWE history.

During the 2016 WWE draft, The New Day were selected by Raw, and they subsequently started a lengthy feud with The Club.

During the program, they became the longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions of all-time after breaking the record of 331 days that was previously held by Paul London and Brian Kendrick.

The New Day successfully fended off the advances of Gallows and Anderson, bringing their rivalry to a close on the September 26, 2016, episode of Monday Night Raw.

After successfully defending their titles against the likes of Sheamus and Cesaro, Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho and Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, The New Day eclipsed Demolition to set the record for the longest reign with any tag title in WWE history. Demolitions record had stood for an impressive 28 years before it was broken.

At Roadblock: End of the Line, The New Day's monumental title run came to an end at the hands of Sheamus and Cesaro. They held the titles for a grand total of 483 days. They didn't compete at WrestleMania 33 but were eventually positioned as the hosts of the show.

On the Raw after WrestleMania 33, Kofi Kingston was injured during a match with Dash Dawson and Scott Wilder, keeping The New Day, who were picked by SmackDown Live in the 2017 draft, out of action until May.

The trio traded the SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships with The Usos on two occasions during the year. At WrestleMania 34, The New Day will face The Usos and The Bludgeon Brothers in a 3-way TLC Match for the SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships.

Group nameThe New Day
Combined weight318 kg
Big E finishing moveBig Ending
Kofi Kingston finishing moveTrouble In Paradise
Xavier Woods finishing moveShining Wizard
Major Championships heldWWE Raw Tag Team Championships (2 Times), WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships (5 Times)
Entrance themes"There ain't enough" by Jim Johnston, "New Day, New Way" by Jim Johnston

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