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ORLANDO, Fla. —The Hardy Boyz are back and they wasted no time showing why they are one of WWE’s most legendary duos, as they climbed a ladder and grabbed the titles to become the new Raw Tag Team Champions.
WrestleMania 33 was said to be The Ultimate Thrill Ride, and Matt & Jeff Hardy’s momentous return delivered as much. Seconds before the bell rang to begin the Raw Tag Team Title Ladder Match, WrestleMania hosts The New Day arrived to announce a surprise fourth team. The crowd’s reaction to The Hardys was so loud it likely shattered windows across Orlando.
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, Cesaro & Sheamus and Enzo Amore & Big Cass were thrown a serious curveball as they were tasked with competing against a pair of Superstars who helped elevate Tag Team Ladder Matches to new heights.
Matt and Jeff looked right at home, clearing the ring at the start of the match to the delight of 75,245 fans watching in the Orlando Citrus Bowl.
Despite the brothers starting the contest with a wave of momentum, the other three teams would not go away quietly. Each duo took turns gaining the upper hand as the match ascended into absolute chaos. Enzo & Cass nearly grabbed the titles at one point when the 7-footer hoisted Enzo up on his shoulders. Their attempt to claim the championship was cut short, however, and the carnage continued.
Matt and Jeff’s experience in Ladder Matches proved valuable, as they took out their competition in the most extreme ways possible. First, Matt hit a Twist of Fate off the top of a ladder on Anderson. Then, outside the squared circle, Jeff nailed a jaw-dropping Swanton onto two ladders holding up The Swiss Superman and Celtic Warrior. Back between the ropes, Matt climbed the ladder and grabbed the Raw Tag Team Titles.
Ladies and gentleman, The Hardy Boyz are back in WWE, and they are your new Raw Tag Team Champions.