Hawk is smiling down on Animal and Heidenreich tonight.

In a match dedicated to his late Road Warrior partner, Animal and his new teammate shocked MNM to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. Late in the match, Animal hit his signature powerslam on Joey Mercury, then hoisted the MNM member up onto his shoulders. In true Hawk fashion, Heidenreich launched himself from the top rope to hit the Doomsday Device finisher that is synonymous with the Legion of Doom. Melina screamed in horror from outside the ring and Mercury briefly stirred, but he couldn't fight his way out of the cover that followed. With the crowd chanting, "L-O-D," Animal took the microphone and declared, "Hawk, this one's for you, brother!" Just like that, The Great American Bash was off to a wild and emotional start.

Heidenreich and Animal celebrated on the ring ramp with their new titles while MNM looked on with amazement and dismay. The young champions may have underestimated the team they belittled for weeks on SmackDown! Now, for the first time in their SmackDown! careers, MNM will have to regroup and try to get back on top.

Hawk is smiling down on Animal and Heidenreich tonight.

In a match dedicated to his late Road Warrior partner, Animal and his new teammate shocked MNM to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. Late in the match, Animal hit his signature powerslam on Joey Mercury, then hoisted the MNM member up onto his shoulders. In true Hawk fashion, Heidenreich launched himself from the top rope to hit the Doomsday Device finisher that is synonymous with the Legion of Doom. Melina screamed in horror from outside the ring and Mercury briefly stirred, but he couldn't fight his way out of the cover that followed. With the crowd chanting, "L-O-D," Animal took the microphone and declared, "Hawk, this one's for you, brother!" Just like that, The Great American Bash was off to a wild and emotional start.

Heidenreich and Animal celebrated on the ring ramp with their new titles while MNM looked on with amazement and dismay. The young champions may have underestimated the team they belittled for weeks on SmackDown! Now, for the first time in their SmackDown! careers, MNM will have to regroup and try to get back on top.