Cesaro & Sheamus will have another chance to end The New Day’s unprecedented Raw Tag Team Title reign when they challenge the champions this Sunday at Roadblock: End of the Line.
Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods crossed the threshold into the history books this week, breaking Demolition’s record for the longest-reigning tag team champions in WWE history. This Sunday will mark 483 consecutive days since The New Day won the titles in August 2015. To make it this far, The New Day have had to squeeze by challengers on Raw on a weekly basis of late, including two Triple Threat Matches this past Monday — the first of which was a victory against Cesaro & Sheamus and Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson.
Yet, some observers argue that The New Day only retained their titles because they stole the winning fall from The Swiss Superman and The Celtic Warrior, who delivered a powerful performance on Raw.
On route to becoming the longest-reigning tandem titleholders in WWE history, The New Day defend their championship against two of Team Red’s most dominant teams.
Making sure not to let another opportunity slip through their fingers, Cesaro & Sheamus became the No. 1 contenders again by winning a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match on this year’s Tribute to the Troops event. After months of infighting, the makeshift duo has gelled into a unified force, finally becoming the double-tough tandem that Raw General Manager Mick Foley envisioned when he first paired them together.
Can Cesaro & Sheamus reach their full potential as a tag team? Or will The New Day improve upon their already-historic feat and live to see day 484 as the Raw Tag Team Champions?
Prediction: The New Day to retain, it would be a shame to set the new record as longest reign as tag team champions just to be beat less than a week later