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WWE News: Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan vs. Cesaro & Sheamus announced for Royal Rumble 

Simon Cotton
1.86K   //    09 Jan 2018, 11:15 IST

The rematch from the last RAW of 2017

What’s the story?

RAW General Manager Kurt Angle announced that Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan will defend their Raw Tag Team Championships against Cesaro & Sheamus at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

In case you didn’t know

Dean Ambrose & Rollins were pursuing the RAW Tag Team Championships, but Ambrose’s elbow injury resulted in the Lunatic Fringe being pulled from competition. The following week, Angle allowed Rollins to team with Jordan and the two would defeat Cesaro & Sheamus for the RAW Tag Team Championships.

The heart of the matter

During a backstage segment, Cesaro & Sheamus requested their rematches for the RAW Tag Team Championships when Angle approved and announced that their rematch would take place at the Royal Rumble.

Rollins & Ambrose had been competing against Cesaro & Sheamus since SummerSlam 2016 and the Kingslayer continues his feud against The Bar teaming with the former member of American Alpha.

Cesaro & Sheamus are currently tied with Joey Mercury & John Morrison and Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel for the most reigns with the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships (formerly the WWE Tag Team Championships). A win at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view for The Bar would push the team to a record-breaking four tag title reigns.

Jordan’s character has been booked to be a hindrance to Roman Reigns and Rollins and a loss at the hands of Cesaro & Sheamus due to Jordan’s actions could set the wheels in motion for his rumoured heel turn.

What’s next?

Cesaro, Sheamus, and Rollins have been putting on fantastic tag team matches since Summer 2017 and Jordan’s in-ring ability is considered by many to be far above average.

Expect both teams to put on an enthralling championship bout at the first WWE pay-per-view of the year.

Author’s take

The Royal Rumble card just got that much more interesting with the announcement of this match. It won't be surprising to see the titles change hands once more, as Rollins & Jordan are clearly not a long-term tag team.

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Simon Cotton
Freelance Journalist and Photographer, Columbia College Chicago Graduate Student, Jackson State University Alumnus Occasional guest on the Social Suplex Podcast Network. Catch me on Anchor for some interesting thoughts.
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