Smackdown Live has received one of the biggest shifts on their brand, with The New Day coming in there. There were lacklustre in the tag team division on the blue brand for quite sometimes and the inclusion of the unicorns is supposed to help a lot.
The longest reigning tag team champions of all time might seek some more title runs, going forward.
The move was praised by various WWE legends like Jim Ross. In a report from 434.com, the legendary commentator stated that it was a right choice taken by the creative team since it will add more depth to the tag team division of the blue brand.
Plus, the American Alpha was supposed to be the face of the division ever since they joined Smackdown Live around WWE Draft. But, lack of planning ruined their momentum, completely. WWE tried to bring a twist in the tale by handing the titles to The Usos just before Wrestlemania but that did not help, either. As a result, the Smackdown tag team championship remained the only belt without being defended on the show.
Now, as per the latest reports, The New Day might not show up on television from next week onwards. PWInsider.com reported that the creative plans to hold their appearance until Kofi Kingston is fully fit to perform again.
In case you have missed, Kofi has suffered a ruptured ankle following the attack of The Revival on the post-Wrestlemania episode of Monday Night Raw. Previously, we thought that it was kayfabe injury but later he had to undergo a surgery. He might miss two or three months of televised programming due to this legit injury.
It is indeed sad news for the fans of Smackdown Live since there are already void in the tag division. The feud between American Alpha and The Usos has been stretched far long and that too without a sparkle, whatsoever.
Primarily, it was thought that the next challenger for The Usos is going to be The New Day. Considering their mic work it was supposed to be an interesting rivalry. But, we have to wait for some indefinite time to see this one.