Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus & The New Day def. Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson & The Shining Stars
December 19, 2016
In case you haven’t heard, we have new Raw Tag Team Champions. (And new Raw Tag Team Championships — the titles are red now.) The New Day’s record-setting reign was snapped at Roadblock: End of the Line by Cesaro & Sheamus, who received new, red-hued titles as a result. And while the truce between the new and old champs is contentious at best — New Day applauded Cesaro but declared Sheamus to be booty — the rivals had to put that mess aside to join forces against two other prospective contenders for the titles.
That would be Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson as well as The Shining Stars, who displayed both some excellent knowledge of the in-ring science (Epico in particular) and some blunt-force brutality (Gallows in particular) in what was essentially their opening salvo in the new-look Tag Team division. Big E tagged in and seemed ready to rumble his way to the win, but Sheamus wouldn’t be upstaged so easily, tagging himself in, setting Epico up for the Brogue Kick. The Celtic Warrior’s impeding strike ignited a massive brawl, the end of which saw Epico tapping to the formidable Cesaro Swing-Sharpshooter combo.