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WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day def. The Vaudevillains

WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day def. The Vaudevillains

NEWARK, N.J. — It has been said that those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it — but what about those who live in the past? That theory was put to the test at WWE Extreme Rules 2016, when The New Day defended the WWE Tag Team Championship against The Vaudevillains.

After weeks of verbal warfare between the two sides, primarily centering around The Real Men from a Bygone Era’s flair for the historical, WWE Extreme Rules would be the litmus test to see if The Vaudevillains’ old-school principles would hold up against The New Day, both figuratively and literally.

WWE: Network: The New Day vs. The Vaudevillians - WWE Tag Team Title Match: WWE Extreme Rules 2016

Xavier Woods & Big E go old school in the New Era against Aiden English & Simon Gotch: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

The New Day addressed the crowd with their usual antics prior to the match, seemingly not amusing The Vaudevillains as they made their way to the ring. Seeing the two teams’ styles clash in the early goings of the contest was a fascinating dynamic to follow, with The Vaudevillains attempting to keep the pace at a methodical rate while The New Day injected their kinetic energy into the contest at every opportunity.

Aiden English & Simon Gotch refused to wrestle The New Day’s match, however. Making the most out of every slight opening Xavier Woods & Big E gave them, the Bygone Era’s elite mounted some serious offense against the champions. They looked to close the deal several times over, even hitting their signature Whirling Dervish maneuver, but — as they have done since securing the WWE Tag Team Championship all the way back at SummerSlam 2015 — The New Day refused to relinquish their grip on the titles. Weathering the storm, The New Day rallied to mount a comeback, finishing The Vaudevillains off with a quick assist from Kofi Kingston at ringside.

As Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods celebrated their victory after the match, one thing was incredibly clear:  The past was behind them, and it was a new day, indeed.

NEWARK, N.J. — It has been said that those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it — but what about those who live in the past? That theory was put to the test at WWE Extreme Rules 2016, when The New Day defended the WWE Tag Team Championship against The Vaudevillains.

After weeks of verbal warfare between the two sides, primarily centering around The Real Men from a Bygone Era’s flair for the historical, WWE Extreme Rules would be the litmus test to see if The Vaudevillains’ old-school principles would hold up against The New Day, both figuratively and literally.

WWE: Network: The New Day vs. The Vaudevillians - WWE Tag Team Title Match: WWE Extreme Rules 2016

Xavier Woods & Big E go old school in the New Era against Aiden English & Simon Gotch: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

The New Day addressed the crowd with their usual antics prior to the match, seemingly not amusing The Vaudevillains as they made their way to the ring. Seeing the two teams’ styles clash in the early goings of the contest was a fascinating dynamic to follow, with The Vaudevillains attempting to keep the pace at a methodical rate while The New Day injected their kinetic energy into the contest at every opportunity.

Aiden English & Simon Gotch refused to wrestle The New Day’s match, however. Making the most out of every slight opening Xavier Woods & Big E gave them, the Bygone Era’s elite mounted some serious offense against the champions. They looked to close the deal several times over, even hitting their signature Whirling Dervish maneuver, but — as they have done since securing the WWE Tag Team Championship all the way back at SummerSlam 2015 — The New Day refused to relinquish their grip on the titles. Weathering the storm, The New Day rallied to mount a comeback, finishing The Vaudevillains off with a quick assist from Kofi Kingston at ringside.

As Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods celebrated their victory after the match, one thing was incredibly clear:  The past was behind them, and it was a new day, indeed.