During a night where every title is on the line, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos will defend the gold in a Fatal 4-Way Match at WWE Clash of Champions on Sunday, Dec. 17, streaming live on WWE Network.
There is no love lost between Jimmy & Jey Uso and Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods. Though the two teams seem to have developed mutual respect, they were recently engaged in one of the most heated rivalries in history, punctuated by a brutal match contested inside the horrifying confines of Hell in a Cell that saw Jimmy & Jey win the titles. And while they may respect the twins, The New Day will undoubtedly hold nothing back in their quest to become five-time Tag Team Champions.
And then there’s Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable, the mat-wrestling mavens who defeated The Hype Bros, Breezango & The Ascension to earn a title opportunity against The Usos. Benjamin & Gable went all-out in their pursuit of the SmackDown Tag Team Titles in a championship bout several weeks ago, with Gable taking out the knee of Jey Uso to give his team a win by count-out – so they did not win the titles. However, after claiming a win over Jimmy & Jey, the grapplers believe that they are entitled to a championship rematch. They’ll get their opportunity at WWE Clash of Champions.
Which brings us to “Rusev Day!” Following a huge victory over The New Day on the Dec. 5 edition of SmackDown LIVE, Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan determined that Rusev & Aiden English should be added the SmackDown Tag Team Championship showdown, meaning The Usos will now be defend their titles against Rusev & English, The New Day and Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin in what is sure to be a wild Fatal 4-Way Match. There will be four Superstars in the ring at all times until there’s a pinfall or a submission and each competitor is only able to tag their partner.
Prediction: Either the Usos will retain or the New Day will capture the titles (come on with four teams – I’m giving myself a fifty-fifty chance here)