Last week, the question of whether Chad Gable had returned too soon from his knee injury, suffered at the hands of The Usos, was answered when Jimmy and Jey used the injury to steal the No. 1 contender spot away from American Alpha. This week, it was déjà vu.
The Usos yet again targeted the Gable’s knee, rendering the former Olympian mostly defenseless. This left Heath Slater, Rhyno and Jason Jordan to contend with the full strength Ascension and Usos by themselves.
Although American Alpha and the SmackDown Tag Team Champions fought with valor, the numbers game ultimately proved to be too much to overcome, as The Usos then targeted Slater’s knee, with Jey viciously stomping it and then Jimmy applying the Tequila Sunrise submission hold for the win via tapout.