UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- When Raw General Manager Bret "Hit Man" Hart signed the Usos, he explained to The Hart Dynasty & Natalya that he did so because the Unified Tag Team Champions needed to "face a little adversity." And face it they did at Fatal 4-Way, when they defeated the Usos & Tamina in front of a roaring Nassau Coliseum crowd. (PHOTOS)
Since making their bombastic debut during the May 24 edition of Raw, Jimmy & Jey Uso, with Tamina by their side, have preyed upon Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith & Natalya to prove that there's a new familial force in WWE. After weeks of escalating aggression, these two teams finally collided officially at Fatal 4-Way in a Six-Person Tag Team Match, announced earlier that night. Although The Hart Dynasty's coveted championship was not on the line, family honor was certainly at stake.
The Hart Dynasty dedicated this Father's Day bout to their ailing father figure, The "Hit Man," who was still recovering after a brutal attack by the NXT season one Rookies six days earlier. Throughout the match, Kidd, Hart & Natalya laid into the Usos & Tamina with a strong, varied offense, combining Hart's brute force, Kidd's speed and Natalya's technical proficiency. Nevertheless, the Uso clan was relentless, living up to their legendary Anoa'i bloodline, which includes such iconic Samoan Superstars as WWE Hall of Famers The Wild Samoans, the Usos' father Rikishi and multi-time WWE Champion The Rock.
Tamina seemed to have the upper hand when she ascended the turnbuckle to put Natalya away with a splash -- the move her father, WWE Hall of Famer "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka, made famous -- but the pink-and-black clad Diva was able to roll out of the way, clothesline her shaken opponent and win the match. Even though he was unable to witness this victory in person, their recovering uncle Bret surely felt a swell of pride as The Hart Dynasty's hands were raised in victory.
Having suffered their first official loss to The Hart Dynasty, how will the Usos & Tamina retaliate? Tune in to Raw on Mondays to watch this family saga as it unfolds.