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The Usos/Hype Bros. vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno — SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament Final

SmackDown LIVE’s top duo will be revealed Sunday, Sept. 11, with the culmination of the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament at WWE Backlash between Heath Slater & Rhyno and either The Usos or The Hype Bros.

Team Blue upper management formally announced the new titles and the eight-team tournament on Aug. 23, and in doing so, even opened the door for one popular free agent, Heath Slater, to potentially earn a SmackDown LIVE contract.

After weeks of petitioning to be part of the blue brand, Slater was given the opportunity by Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan to take part in the tournament, provided he could find a partner. Slater was successful, convincing Rhyno to team with him, and per McMahon and Bryan’s orders, Slater will be awarded a SmackDown LIVE contract only if he and Rhyno win the entire tournament.

Against all odds, The One Man Band and The Man Beast made it to the final round after powering past The Headbangers in Round 1 and The Hype Bros in Round 2, but their ultimate test is a formidable one. After American Alpha upended Breezango and The Usos to advance to the tournament final, Jimmy and Jey Uso brutally attacked Chad Gable, injuring him and preventing the duo from competing at Backlash. On Talking Smack, Bryan and McMahon announced that The Usos and The Hype Bros. will face off at Backlash in a second-chance match with the winner facing Slater & Rhyno later that night in the tournament final.

First Round Matches
The Usos def. The Ascension
American Alpha def. Breezango
The Hype Bros def. The Vaudevillains
Rhyno & Heath Slater def. The Headbangers

Second Round Matches
Heath Slater & Rhyno def. The Hype Bros
American Alpha def. The Usos

How will the tournament final shake out? Will Slater wind up with a job on SmackDown LIVE? Just as important, which duo will be the first to hold the SmackDown Tag Team Titles? Find out when WWE Backlash airs live on WWE Network Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8 ET/5 PT.

SmackDown LIVE’s top duo will be revealed Sunday, Sept. 11, with the culmination of the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament at WWE Backlash between Heath Slater & Rhyno and either The Usos or The Hype Bros.

Team Blue upper management formally announced the new titles and the eight-team tournament on Aug. 23, and in doing so, even opened the door for one popular free agent, Heath Slater, to potentially earn a SmackDown LIVE contract.

After weeks of petitioning to be part of the blue brand, Slater was given the opportunity by Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan to take part in the tournament, provided he could find a partner. Slater was successful, convincing Rhyno to team with him, and per McMahon and Bryan’s orders, Slater will be awarded a SmackDown LIVE contract only if he and Rhyno win the entire tournament.

Against all odds, The One Man Band and The Man Beast made it to the final round after powering past The Headbangers in Round 1 and The Hype Bros in Round 2, but their ultimate test is a formidable one. After American Alpha upended Breezango and The Usos to advance to the tournament final, Jimmy and Jey Uso brutally attacked Chad Gable, injuring him and preventing the duo from competing at Backlash. On Talking Smack, Bryan and McMahon announced that The Usos and The Hype Bros. will face off at Backlash in a second-chance match with the winner facing Slater & Rhyno later that night in the tournament final.

First Round Matches
The Usos def. The Ascension
American Alpha def. Breezango
The Hype Bros def. The Vaudevillains
Rhyno & Heath Slater def. The Headbangers

Second Round Matches
Heath Slater & Rhyno def. The Hype Bros
American Alpha def. The Usos

How will the tournament final shake out? Will Slater wind up with a job on SmackDown LIVE? Just as important, which duo will be the first to hold the SmackDown Tag Team Titles? Find out when WWE Backlash airs live on WWE Network Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8 ET/5 PT.