The best tag team on SmackDown LIVE is ready, willing … and champions!
Excitement was at a premium in the Four Corners Elimination Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship on the Wild Card Finals. Heath Slater & Rhyno, The Usos, American Alpha and Randy Orton & Luke Harper all were looking to leave as champions in the always competitive Team Blue Tag Team division and all four teams brought the goods on the Wild Card Finals.
The first elimination occurred when Jimmy Uso hit Heath Slater with a gnarly superkick to pin Slater and eliminate Beauty & The Man Beast. Next to go were The Usos when Chad Gable caught Jey Uso by surprise with a rollup. This left American Alpha against The Wyatt Family, who were completely fresh as they had strategically not entered the match up until that point. Jason Jordan & Gable also had to recover from a blindside attack by The Usos after they eliminated the twins. Jordan & Gable withstood Orton & Harper’s best and after a thrilling series of exchanges, in the end it was an accidental collision between Harper & Orton that allowed Gable & Jordan to capitalize by hitting Orton with Grand Amplitude to become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions.
After the match, as American Alpha celebrated their huge victory, The Viper & Harper had a tense exchange before Bray Wyatt had to come in and diffuse the situation.