Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley have been mired in a slump recently, but they’ll have to get on the same page, and fast, because Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin are lying in wait at WWE Hell in a Cell Kickoff.
While The Hype Bros have been on a cold streak ever since SummerSlam, Gable took the proverbial lemons (Jason Jordan going to Raw and the subsequent split-up of American Alpha) and made them into lemonade when SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan signed Shelton Benjamin to be Gable’s new tag team partner. The two amateur standouts gelled instantly, while Ryder & Rawley suffered miscue after miscue on consecutive episodes of the blue brand.
The tension between the two Hype Bros seemed to reach something of a boiling point in the backstage area last week right as Gable & Benjamin were conducting an interview, leading to a brief jaw-jack between the teams. Due to the heated confrontation, SmackDown LIVE management sanctioned a bout between them at WWE Hell in a Cell Kickoff. Now, a win for Gable & Benjamin wouldn’t just potentially move them within orbit of the SmackDown Tag Team Championship — it might be enough to derail the hype train for good.
Tune in to WWE Hell in a Cell Kickoff to see the tag team action, which streams live tonight at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network and can be seen on a free stream on WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.