SACRAMENTO, Calif. - WWE Universe, meet your new Unified Tag Team Champions, Edge and Chris Jericho!

Yes, you read that correctly. And while your eyes are probably working just fine, there's no way anyone, including you, could have seen this coming.

The title match had originally pitted Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Primo & Carlito against The Legacy, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase. However, Edge hasn't earned the moniker The Ultimate Opportunist for nothing. Having competed in every WWE pay-per-view in the past decade when he's been healthy, Edge wasn't about to sit quietly on the sidelines for The Bash.

The Ultimate Opportunist barged into the office of SmackDown's General Manager Theodore Long, happy to remind him of Mr. McMahon's comments two nights prior, namely that Long was on probation and had better do something interesting at The Bash as if his job depended on it. When Edge strongly suggested that Long arrange for him to be included in the World Heavyweight Title Match, the GM balked and argued that Edge should have thought of his future before divorcing his wife, former Raw GM Vickie Guerrero.

Long's resistance softened, however, after Mr. McMahon paid him a visit shortly afterward and reinforced the point he'd made just 48 hours before. With Mr. McMahon's threat weighing on him, Long interrupted the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship match just as it was set to begin. He announced that the bout would instead be a Triple Threat Tag Team Match.

Much to the shock and chagrin of the competitors, Edge approached the ring accompanied by Jericho, who was likely still fuming after dropping the Intercontinental Title to Rey Mysterio earlier in the night. The two seemed prepared to work together much as they did in their victorious Rage in the Cage Match on SmackDown against Mysterio & Jeff Hardy. Once again, the unlikely allies worked in tandem to smother the hopes of their opponents to capture the coveted gold, both the WWE Tag Team Titles and the World Tag Team Titles.

While it's worth noting that Edge and Jericho combined have tasted tag team gold on more than a dozen occasions, neither has shared a tag team title with the other. Then, tonight, when the nefarious duo finally got a chance to tag in after numerous attempts, they captalized, getting the victory. With each of these selfish Superstars invested in their own future, however, how much longer they're able to work together to retain the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles is anybody's guess. For the moment, however, seeing really is believing.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - WWE Universe, meet your new Unified Tag Team Champions, Edge and Chris Jericho!

Yes, you read that correctly. And while your eyes are probably working just fine, there's no way anyone, including you, could have seen this coming.

The title match had originally pitted Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Primo & Carlito against The Legacy, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase. However, Edge hasn't earned the moniker The Ultimate Opportunist for nothing. Having competed in every WWE pay-per-view in the past decade when he's been healthy, Edge wasn't about to sit quietly on the sidelines for The Bash.

The Ultimate Opportunist barged into the office of SmackDown's General Manager Theodore Long, happy to remind him of Mr. McMahon's comments two nights prior, namely that Long was on probation and had better do something interesting at The Bash as if his job depended on it. When Edge strongly suggested that Long arrange for him to be included in the World Heavyweight Title Match, the GM balked and argued that Edge should have thought of his future before divorcing his wife, former Raw GM Vickie Guerrero.

Long's resistance softened, however, after Mr. McMahon paid him a visit shortly afterward and reinforced the point he'd made just 48 hours before. With Mr. McMahon's threat weighing on him, Long interrupted the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship match just as it was set to begin. He announced that the bout would instead be a Triple Threat Tag Team Match.

Much to the shock and chagrin of the competitors, Edge approached the ring accompanied by Jericho, who was likely still fuming after dropping the Intercontinental Title to Rey Mysterio earlier in the night. The two seemed prepared to work together much as they did in their victorious Rage in the Cage Match on SmackDown against Mysterio & Jeff Hardy. Once again, the unlikely allies worked in tandem to smother the hopes of their opponents to capture the coveted gold, both the WWE Tag Team Titles and the World Tag Team Titles.

While it's worth noting that Edge and Jericho combined have tasted tag team gold on more than a dozen occasions, neither has shared a tag team title with the other. Then, tonight, when the nefarious duo finally got a chance to tag in after numerous attempts, they captalized, getting the victory. With each of these selfish Superstars invested in their own future, however, how much longer they're able to work together to retain the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles is anybody's guess. For the moment, however, seeing really is believing.