The New Day captures WWE Tag Team Titles in Fatal 4-Way

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The New Day captured its second WWE Tag Team Title at SummerSlam thanks to capitalizing on the chaos of Fatal 4-Way rules.

The Prime Time Players, The New Day, Lucha Dragons and Los Matadores traded wins for much of the summer. But in SummerSlam’s Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Title Match, Kofi Kingston’s veteran instincts proved to be the difference maker.

Check out match photos  |  Tag Title history

The Fatal 4-Way rules stated that only two competitors could be legal at a time, and the first Superstar to score a pinfall or submission would win the bout for his team. The New Day wasted no time in exploiting these rules, with Big E trying to pin his own teammate Kingston. The other teams frantically broke up the pinfall, though, kick-starting the wild action.

After a frenetic display by Kalisto, Darren Young became the first of the reigning champions to enter the bout. A pair of sneaky tags by Kingston allowed The New Day to isolate Young in their corner, though. While Big E and Kingston stomped away, Xavier Woods talked trash at ringside.

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With Young struggling to his feet, Kingston took the top rope to deliver a final blow, but Young countered with an inverted atomic drop and tagged in teammate Titus O’Neil.

All of the challenging competitors converged on O’Neil, but he tossed them aside like stuffed animals. With so many competitors charging into the ring, it became tough to keep track of the two legal Superstars, which Kingston capitalized on.

Amid the tumultuous action, which included a diving Spear by Big E onto the other Superstars, Kingston tagged O’Neil to become the legal Superstar.

Assuming he was still legal, O’Neil floored one of Los Matadores with the Clash of the Titus, but Big E and Kingston quickly pushed him from the ring, allowing Kingston to score the decisive pinfall. 

The New Day captures WWE Tag Team Titles in Fatal 4-Way

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The New Day captured its second WWE Tag Team Title at SummerSlam thanks to capitalizing on the chaos of Fatal 4-Way rules.

The Prime Time Players, The New Day, Lucha Dragons and Los Matadores traded wins for much of the summer. But in SummerSlam’s Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Title Match, Kofi Kingston’s veteran instincts proved to be the difference maker.

Check out match photos  |  Tag Title history

The Fatal 4-Way rules stated that only two competitors could be legal at a time, and the first Superstar to score a pinfall or submission would win the bout for his team. The New Day wasted no time in exploiting these rules, with Big E trying to pin his own teammate Kingston. The other teams frantically broke up the pinfall, though, kick-starting the wild action.

After a frenetic display by Kalisto, Darren Young became the first of the reigning champions to enter the bout. A pair of sneaky tags by Kingston allowed The New Day to isolate Young in their corner, though. While Big E and Kingston stomped away, Xavier Woods talked trash at ringside.

Watch SummerSlam only on the award-winning WWE Network

With Young struggling to his feet, Kingston took the top rope to deliver a final blow, but Young countered with an inverted atomic drop and tagged in teammate Titus O’Neil.

All of the challenging competitors converged on O’Neil, but he tossed them aside like stuffed animals. With so many competitors charging into the ring, it became tough to keep track of the two legal Superstars, which Kingston capitalized on.

Amid the tumultuous action, which included a diving Spear by Big E onto the other Superstars, Kingston tagged O’Neil to become the legal Superstar.

Assuming he was still legal, O’Neil floored one of Los Matadores with the Clash of the Titus, but Big E and Kingston quickly pushed him from the ring, allowing Kingston to score the decisive pinfall.