After pleading for “real” competition, SmackDown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Rowan will get more than they bargained for when they square off against The New Day and Heavy Machinery in a Triple Threat Match at Extreme Rules.
Ever since they captured the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, Bryan & Rowan have touted themselves as the saviors of the tag team division. While a successful championship defense over Heavy Machinery at WWE Stomping Grounds added stock to their boasts, reality came crashing down on the pair during the June 25 installment of SmackDown LIVE, when The New Day scored a victory over them in non-title action. One week later, a match was announced between the two mighty tandems.
Hours after the news hit WWE.com, Otis & Tucker overcame the unlikely combination of Dolph Ziggler & Kevin Owens on SmackDown LIVE to earn the right to be added to the title showdown.
Whether they want to admit it, Bryan & Rowan face a tough challenge in Big E and Xavier Woods, as The New Day are not only three-time SmackDown Tag Team Champions, but also recordholders of the longest WWE Tag Team Title reign at 483 days. And experienced or not, Heavy Machinery are still Blue Collar Solid and, therefore, not the team you want to give a second chance at tag team glory.
Can Daniel & Rowan protect their rule as the “Planet’s Tag Team Champions?” Will Blue Collar Solid transform into blue and gold? Or will it be a new day for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles?
Find out at Extreme Rules, streaming live Sunday, July 14, at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.