The New Day is just a week and change away from demolishing Demolition’s record to become the longest-reigning Tag Team Champions of any kind in WWE history. But they’ll have one more title defense before that happens, and going into Raw, they assumed it would be against either Cesaro & Sheamus or Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson. It turns out, it’ll be against both.
The two tandems of bruisers brawled it out for the right to become New Day’s No. 1 contenders. The newly minted teamwork of Cesaro & Sheamus seemed poised to win the day against the good brothers, especially when the Irishman stacked both Gallows & Anderson up with a pair of rolling sentons. Once the action spilled to ringside where New Day was sitting, however, an all-out brawl broke out between the two teams that cut the bout off and slotted New Day for a Triple Threat title defense by default next week. Cesaro & Sheamus got the last word in when they caught Kofi Kingston out of the sky and powerbombed him into the rest of The New Day, but they’ll have to do it next week to deny them history.