WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day def. Sheamus & King Barrett
Thanks to King Barrett’s illegal interference, The League of Nations bested The New Day at WrestleMania, paving the way to a title opportunity against the Tag Team Champions. Undeterred by their loss the night before — or, for that matter, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s Stunner to Xavier Woods — The New Day stayed positive, chalked up their optimism to a “Lion King”-inspired “Booty-O of life,” and looked confident heading into action against Barrett & Sheamus.
The New Day threw caution to the wind at to outset, with Big E launching Kofi Kingston high overhead, over the ropes and onto Sheamus on the floor. Once Barrett entered the contest, Big E tossed him around like a ragdoll, too, dropping the British brawler with three belly-to-belly suplexes before he and Kofi connected with the Midnight Hour to retain the titles.
Following the disappointing outcome, a visibly frustrated Sheamus bemoaned the setback and blamed The League’s woes on an unnamed “weak link” Before Barrett knew what was happening, Rusev and Alberto Del Rio grabbed him by the arms, allowing The Celtic Warrior to unload a gnarly Brogue Kick to the 2015 King of the Ring.
Though the sudden and volatile ejection of Barrett seemed to bolster the spirits of the other League members, things took a dark and nasty turn moments later, as the American Airlines Center went dark, indicating the arrival of The Wyatt Family. Bray Wyatt and his juggernaut henchmen let loose and viciously thrashed the new-look League in an attack punctuated by Wyatt hitting Sheamus with Sister Abigail.