Six of SmackDown LIVE’s elite tag teams competed in a Tag Team Turmoil Match to determine who would face Heath Slater & Rhyno at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs. The rules of Tag Team Turmoil are very simple — two teams begin the match. When one team is eliminated, be it by pinfall, submission, count-out or disqualification, another team enters the contest. This process goes on until all teams have entered and there is only one team left standing.
The Ascension and The Hype Bros kicked things off, with Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley getting the win the Hype Ryder. Breezango then entered the fray and Fandango and Tyler Breeze bested the Bros with the Slingshot Elbow. American Alpha was the next out and they went on an absolute tear, defeating Breezango and The Vaudevillains in succession.
In the final round of the tumultuous contest, Jason Jordan & Chad Gable squared off with longstanding rivals The Usos. After a thrilling few minutes of action that saw momentum shift several times over, Jordan and Gable were able to gut out the victory over The Brothers Uce with Grand Amplitude.
However, they were unable to enjoy their triumph for very long as, just when they thought it was over, The New Wyatt Family appeared on the TitanTron. Bray Wyatt claimed that American Alpha had yet to defeat all the teams on SmackDown LIVE and that he would team up with Randy Orton to clash with Jordan and Gable next week.