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WWE News: Dream tag team wrestle after SmackDown Live goes off the air

Daniel Wood
13.81K   //    25 Oct 2017, 11:41 IST

Booby Roode and Shinsuka Nakamura were fierce rivals on NXT, now they're partners
Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura were fierce rivals on NXT, now they're partners

What's the story?

There may not have been a Monday Night Raw invasion on last night's SmackDown LIVE, but there was plenty of Survivor Series build, as well as an incredible dark featuring two unlikely Superstars teaming up.

In case you didn't know...

Survivor Series is four weeks away and the battle lines have already been drawn with Shane McMahon making the stunning first move. On Monday Night Raw, McMahon led a siege with several of SmackDown's top stars attacking the entire Raw roster backstage.

Whilst Raw didn't retaliate on last night's SmackDown LIVE, Shane did explain his actions. However, SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan doesn't seem completely on-board, and Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens continue to threaten Shane McMahon's plans.

The heart of the matter

After Randy Orton defeated Sami Zayn to earn a spot in the SmackDown LIVE men's Survivor Series team and close out SmackDown LIVE, and 205 LIVE had finished with Enzo Amore still Cruiserweight Champion, fans at the SmackDown LIVE taping were treated to a fantastic tag-team dark match featuring four of the show's top stars.

The 'Glorious' Bobby Roode teamed up with 'The Artist' Shinsuke Nakamura to take on the unlikely team of Dolph Ziggler and WWE Champion Jinder Mahal in tag-team action, with Roode and Nakamura picking up the win to send the crowd home happy.

What's next?

Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode have been in an intense rivalry with each other which is set to continue on next week's SmackDown LIVE when the pair are set to do battle in a two-out-of-three fall match.

Meanwhile, Shinsuke Nakamura will get a chance to represent #TeamBlue at Survivor Series if he manages to get past Kevin Owens, and inevitably the help of Sami Zayn on next week's show.

Finally, Jinder Mahal finds himself struggling to be taken seriously following Paul Heyman's dismantling of the 'Modern Day Maharaja' on Monday Night Raw but also has to deal with AJ Styles.


Will Mahal prove he should be facing Brock Lesnar by sending a message during 'The Phenomenal One's match with one of the Singh Brother's next week?

Author's take

The team of Dolph Ziggler and Jinder Mahal is an interesting one, I think their in-ring styles compliment each other and that they'd actually be a good tag-team. As for Roode and Nakamura, talk about a combination of great entrances!

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Daniel Wood
Daniel Wood is a Cinema Manager, comic enthusiast and wrestling fan who has been writing all of his life. He promises never to use the term 'breaks the internet' unless something has literally broken the internet
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