PHILADELPHIA — With just a few hours to go before tying Demolition’s all-time Tag Team Title record, The New Day pulled out every last trick in the book to extend their reign as Raw Tag Team Champions. They didn’t outlast Cesaro & Sheamus and Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson so much as they outwitted them to secure the victory.
New Day approached the match at a distinct strength disadvantage, one that was only intensified when Kofi Kingston found himself isolated from Big E. Cesaro seemed to have things well in hand when he took out every single competitor in the match in one rampaging swoop, culminating in a Cesaro Swing and Sharpshooter to Karl Anderson. But New Day stole the win in one swoop of their own. After Big E broke up the Sharpshooter, Kingston tagged himself in on Anderson. When Cesaro fed Anderson into a Brogue Kick, Kingston pounced with Trouble in Paradise on Sheamus and pinned him while Big E held Cesaro’s ankles to prevent any interference. Somewhere, Xavier Woods’ grandmother is smiling. Xavier was too, at least until New Day sprayed Stephanie McMahon with champagne during their victory party. Oops.