How do you follow up the epic rubber match between Chris Jericho and AJ Styles at WWE Fastlane? Well, teaming the two ultra-competitive Superstars together alongside The World’s Strongest Man was a pretty good start — especially when their opponents were The New Day.
Earlier on SmackDown, Mark Henry agreed to join Y2J and The Phenomenal One against the WWE Tag Team Champions, creating a knockdown, drag-out brawl from the first moment.
In spite of the offense set forth by the always dangerous Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods, in the end the titleholders’ opposition ultimately rose above — thanks to a genuine moment of sacrifice.
When order completely broke down, Chris Jericho stepped in front of Kingston’s oncoming assault. This ultimately paved the way for Styles to make Woods tap out to the Calf Crusher.
When it comes to Jericho and Styles, it is quickly becoming clear: The best of adversaries can turn out to be even stronger tag team partners.