WWE Rumors: Major feud planned for The New Day on Smackdown LIVE
What’s the story?
WWE creative has big plans for the New Day following the superstar shake-up. The latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter points to the fact that WWE is looking to match the New Day against the Usos in a high profile feud for the Smackdown LIVE Tag Team Championships.
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The New Day jumped ship to the blue brand during the superstar shake-up. Their addition to the tag team division along with the Colons has rejuvenated the Smackdown roster that had been struggling in the past few months. In fact, the Smackdown tag team championships were the only titles that were not defended at Wrestlemania 33.
The heart of the matter
The feud is meant to bring some focus on the tag team division on Smackdown LIVE which has been in disarray over the past couple of months. Over the past few months, the Usos, and the American Alpha were the only two teams that have been legitimate contenders for the tag team titles.
The addition of the Colons and the New Day was meant to bring back some legitimacy to the straps that have paled in comparison to their red counterparts.
A secondary feud between the Colons and American Alpha is also in the works. The WWE Universe saw a glimpse of this rivalry this past Tuesday when Primo and Epico scored a win over American Alpha in a major upset on Smackdown LIVE.
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WWE are holding off The New Day’s appearance on Smackdown LIVE due to Kofi Kingston’s injury. There are no specific dates for the longest reigning tag team champions to appear on the blue brand yet. The idea is that Kofi may still accompany Big E and Xavier Woods to ringside even if he is not fit to compete.
The New Day defended the tag titles under the Freebird Rule for the entirety of their title reign, and a similar stunt may be pulled on Smackdown LIVE.
The New Day have been one of the hottest tag teams on WWE TV for most of 2016. They have strong merchandise sales and continue to be over with the WWE Universe. The Usos and The New Day can reignite their rivalry, carrying the entire tag team division in the right direction If these plans indeed materialize, this feud has the potential to become one of the best rivalries of the year.
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