Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
After they aligned for a joint attack of United States Champion R-Truth last week, Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura teamed up despite some trepidation from each man, as well as Rusev’s wife, Lana, who has clearly not forgotten what Nakamura did to her and The Bulgarian Brute.
Rusev & Nakamura looked to silence the men who called them out last week, Gallows & Anderson, who confronted The Super Athlete in the backstage area after his savage post-match attack on R-Truth. Despite each Superstar’s hesitancy, The Bulgarian Brute & King of Strong Style defeated the former Raw Tag Team Champions after Lana urged a downed Nakamura to recuperate and assist her husband. Her pleas inspired WWE’s Rockstar, who clocked Luke Gallows with a Kinshasa. Karl Anderson took out The King of Strong Style, but the door was open for Rusev to connect flush with a Machka Kick on Anderson for the win. After the match, The Super Athlete extended a hand to Nakamura, and with Lana right beside them, they both stood tall.
Has SmackDown LIVE’s newest unholy alliance just blossomed before our very eyes?