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5 potential feuds for The Usos following WWE Day 1

The Usos retained the SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The New Day
The Usos retained the SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The New Day
Pranay Rangra

The Usos put up a spirited showing at WWE Day 1 to retain their SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The New Day.

Jimmy and Jey held the mantle of The Bloodline in the absence of Roman Reigns, who missed the event due to Covid-19. The brothers certainly made their cousin proud as they matched King Woods and Sir Kofi toe-to-toe in the bout.

The contest was intriguing as both teams gave it their all. Woods and Kingston brought a lot of offensive moves to the table and had the match almost won, but the brothers didn't surrender. Jimmy and Jey nailed Kingston with a double superkick and threw Woods outside the ring.

The Usos then took advantage of an already battered Kingston, delivering a 3D, which was enough to seal the deal.

With The New Day ably conquered and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship firmly in their grasp, there will be a host of new challenges awaiting the brothers on SmackDown in 2022. In this article, we look at five potential feuds for The Usos following their win at WWE Day 1:


#5. The Usos vs. Los Lotharios

#LosLotharios attribute their success to them being the most handsome team on the blue brand and nothing can distract them from becoming #SmackDown Tag Team Champions. @humberto_wwe @AngelGarzaWwe https://t.co/F16ibbY16M

The team of real-life cousins Angel and Humberto, known as Los Lotharios, is one of the brightest young teams on the blue brand.

Since being drafted to SmackDown, the team has got the better of Cesaro and Mansoor, as well as Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs. Angel and Humberto have their sights on the SmackDown Tag Team Championship and will look to challenge The Usos in the future.

The bout between these teams will be a classic, with high-flying athleticism being showcased by all four men.

#4. The Usos vs. Cesaro & Ricochet

A contest between Cesaro & Ricochet and The Usos seems intriguing.

Despite coming up short against Sheamus and Ridge Holland in the kickoff show at WWE Day 1, Cesaro and Ricochet looked impressive as a team. The experience and brute strength of The Swiss Cyborg combined with the high-flying ability of Ricochet make them a force to be reckoned with.

They will look to soar in the SmackDown Tag Team Division, and what could be better than challenging the champions?


#3. The Usos vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs

Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs make a formidable team.

They have successfully overcome Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez, as well as Los Lotharios having lost to the latter in their first meeting. Nakamura's strength and athleticism matched with Boogs' brute force make them worthy contenders for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.

If Nakamura can overcome Sami Zayn, who is the #1 contender for his IC title, as well as beat The Usos with partner Boogs, it will be a feat worth every praise. Having two esteemed titles will truly anoint Shinsuke among the very best.

#2. The Usos vs. The Viking Raiders

The bout between The Usos and The Viking Raiders would be an enticing proposition.

Erik and Ivar, since their debut on RAW in 2019, have been one of the most dominant teams, overcoming the likes of The Dirty Dawgs, The Street Profits, and The Hurt Business (Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin). They are also former RAW Tag Team Champions.

Having carved a success story on the red brand, The Viking Raiders would want to replicate the same on SmackDown. A contest with The Usos for the gold will be the perfect opportunity for Erik and Ivar to soar to their maiden SmackDown Tag Team Titles.


#1. The Usos vs. The Dudley Boyz

The Usos and The Dudley Boyz had a memorable contest at WrestleMania 32, where the former prevailed.

At WWE Day 1, Jimmy and Jey paid homage to The Dudley Boyz by nailing Kofi with the 3D. D-Von Dudley took to Twitter after the bout and said the following:

Fantastic match between the Usos and the new day!!! Great way to end the match with a 3-D fantastic job boys …. Oh testify!!!!!

One does hope for another dream match between The Usos & The Dudley Boyz. D-Von is still engaged with WWE as a producer. Bubba Ray, his partner, continues to wrestle sporadically on the independent circuit.

With that being said, if The Dudleys do decide to come back for one more match to exact revenge against The Usos for their earlier loss, this contest would surely be one the WWE Universe wouldn't miss.

Edited by Abhinav Singh

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