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The Usos def. The New Day to become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Brooklyn may have felt like home for The New Day heading into the SummerSlam Kickoff, but their challengers quickly turned the sold-out Barclays Center into the Uso Penitentiary, as The Usos dethroned Xavier Woods & Big E to become the first-ever two-time SmackDown Tag Team Champions.

The New Day entered the battle fueled by rage after suffering a brutal sneak attack at the hands of The Usos several weeks ago on SmackDown LIVE. That rage – made all the more appropriate by their DC Comics-inspired Red Lanterns ring gear – gave them an early upper hand, but the challengers quickly focused their attack on Woods, keeping Big E out of the battle at all costs.

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day fight to hold onto their titles against The Usos in the SummerSlam 2017 Kickoff Match.

Woods fought through The Usos’ relentless offense, rallying back with the help of Big E and the WWE Universe and finally tagged in the powerhouse. Big E rushed into the fray, hurling Jimmy & Jey around the ring with ease and even using Woods as a projectile. Woods returned the favor, showing off remarkable strength in hoisting the 300-pounder up on his shoulders.

As the battle roared on, The Usos revealed more of their game plan: To split The New Day apart. That included hurling Kofi Kingston, who was at ringside, into the steel ring steps, tossing Woods over the ropes into a Samoan Drop on the arena floor, and clobbering Big E with a barrage of superkicks. Jimmy & Jey then scaled the ropes and leapt off, crushing Big E with a double splash to capture their fourth tag team championship in WWE.

With this impressive victory, The Usos have re-established themselves as the top tandem on SmackDown LIVE. The question that’s now on the mind of the WWE Universe: “Can anyone defeat them?”