Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable def. The New Day and Rusev & Aiden English

The New Day vs. Rusev & Aiden English vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin - Winner faces The Usos for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles next week: SmackDown LIVE, Dec. 26, 2017

Three of SmackDown LIVE's top tandems battle for the right to challenge SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos next Tuesday.

With all three teams believing they had earned the right to challenge The Usos straight up for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, The New Day, Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable and Rusev & Aiden English threw everything they had at each other in a thrilling whirlwind of a Triple Threat Match. Each team also may have had a bit of added incentive to show off their stuff, as the titleholders were at ringside sizing up their opponents while providing guest commentary.

An electricity permeated the Allstate Arena as the three teams brought the WWE Universe to their feet. After (somehow) surviving a vicious spear from Big E through the ropes, Benjamin caught Big E off guard with a nuclear knee that left the flapjack fan reeling. Benjamin & Gable capitalized, nearly sending Big E through the canvas with their wicked tandem bulldog for the 1-2-3 to earn an opportunity to challenge for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles next Tuesday.

Every day is Rusev Day and a New Day, but tonight was surely Benjamin and Gable’s night.

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