PHOENIX — At the onset of their partnership, Shane McMahon & The Miz seemed like an odd fit to everyone, including Shane himself. There was no way the pairing could work. But after weeks of emotional breakthroughs and trying to overcome Sheamus & Cesaro, however, “The Best Tag Team in the World” looked to prove they were as legit as any unit in the tag team ranks at the Royal Rumble event.

Decked out in matching baseball jerseys and showing love to Miz’s dad in the front row, Shane and Miz came out of the gates hot, with Shane-O-Mac immediately setting the tone by taking Sheamus down with a massive tackle. The A-Lister kept up that momentum, with both members of “Team Bestie” making it clear that they didn’t come to play.

Shane McMahon leaps from the top rope to take down Sheamus: Royal Rumble 2019 (WWE Network Exclusive)

The Miz & Shane McMahon clash with The Bar in a bid to claim the SmackDown Tag Team Championships: Courtesy of WWE Network.

Shane continued to throw caution to the wind early on, connecting with a massive leap onto Sheamus on the floor. That made McMahon vulnerable to Cesaro, who laid Shane out, which left Miz to fend The Bar off by his lonesome. The Bar proceeded to corner Miz with an onslaught of ground-and-pound, but that momentum would halt when Shane-O-Mac finally got back into the contest. Shane knocked both Sheamus and Cesaro down with an array of strikes, but Cesaro slowed down his flurry by intercepting the Coast-to-Coast with a signature Giant Swing.

The unlikely pair capitalized when the longtime partners suffered a rare miscue, though. Sheamus accidentally clocked his partner with the Brogue Kick, allowing Miz to plant The Celtic Warrior with the Skull-Crushing Finale to set Shane up for a decisive Shooting Star Press onto Cesaro. All smiles, the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions rushed to celebrate with Miz’s overjoyed and proud father at ringside.

Defying all odds and naysayers, Shane and Miz had done it. The experiment that was doomed to fail ended with the SmackDown Tag Team Championships on their shoulders, and it all just felt so right.

PHOENIX — At the onset of their partnership, Shane McMahon & The Miz seemed like an odd fit to everyone, including Shane himself. There was no way the pairing could work. But after weeks of emotional breakthroughs and trying to overcome Sheamus & Cesaro, however, “The Best Tag Team in the World” looked to prove they were as legit as any unit in the tag team ranks at the Royal Rumble event.

Decked out in matching baseball jerseys and showing love to Miz’s dad in the front row, Shane and Miz came out of the gates hot, with Shane-O-Mac immediately setting the tone by taking Sheamus down with a massive tackle. The A-Lister kept up that momentum, with both members of “Team Bestie” making it clear that they didn’t come to play.

Shane McMahon leaps from the top rope to take down Sheamus: Royal Rumble 2019 (WWE Network Exclusive)

The Miz & Shane McMahon clash with The Bar in a bid to claim the SmackDown Tag Team Championships: Courtesy of WWE Network.

Shane continued to throw caution to the wind early on, connecting with a massive leap onto Sheamus on the floor. That made McMahon vulnerable to Cesaro, who laid Shane out, which left Miz to fend The Bar off by his lonesome. The Bar proceeded to corner Miz with an onslaught of ground-and-pound, but that momentum would halt when Shane-O-Mac finally got back into the contest. Shane knocked both Sheamus and Cesaro down with an array of strikes, but Cesaro slowed down his flurry by intercepting the Coast-to-Coast with a signature Giant Swing.

The unlikely pair capitalized when the longtime partners suffered a rare miscue, though. Sheamus accidentally clocked his partner with the Brogue Kick, allowing Miz to plant The Celtic Warrior with the Skull-Crushing Finale to set Shane up for a decisive Shooting Star Press onto Cesaro. All smiles, the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions rushed to celebrate with Miz’s overjoyed and proud father at ringside.

Defying all odds and naysayers, Shane and Miz had done it. The experiment that was doomed to fail ended with the SmackDown Tag Team Championships on their shoulders, and it all just felt so right.