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The last two duos in a Tag Team Survivor Series Match last year, the two sides reinvented themselves from the bottom up in 2017 and, thanks to a title upset by The Bar a few weeks ago, met again at the 2017 fall classic in a battle not just for brand supremacy, but personal supremacy. For now, at least, the advantage goes to The Usos.
The SmackDown Tag Team Champions didn’t dominate The Bar, but much like all their classic encounters this year, they did outlast them, using their speed and timing to hold the Raw titleholders at bay each time they got going. There were few maneuvers Cesaro & Sheamus attempted that The Usos didn’t have an answer for. At one point, Cesaro cut a Jey Uso suicide dive short with an uppercut, only to immediately suffer another from Jimmy.
It ended up being Jey who bailed The Usos out of their closest brush with defeat when Cesaro locked him in a Sharpshooter while Sheamus blasted Jimmy with a Brogue Kick in an echo of last year’s Survivor Series conclusion. Jey muscled his way across the ring to break the hold with the ropes, and minus one go-for-broke attempt at a Doomsday Device-White Noise hybrid, The Bar never got that close to victory again.
For one, that double-move was cannily reversed into a Samoan Drop off the top rope. Then, after Cesaro took a double-superkick for his partner from both Usos, the twins chopped Sheamus down to his knees with a series of kicks before meeting in the middle with one final double-blast. Jimmy dispatched Cesaro with a suicide dive to the outside, tagging Jey in as he sprinted through the ropes. From there, one big top-rope splash spelled the end for The Bar.
Given these two teams’ history, it wouldn’t be a surprise if we saw them clash once again down the line. As far as this time goes, Cesaro & Sheamus will leave Survivor Series in one piece, but the glory belongs to The Uso Penitentiary.