In their quest to become synonymous with tag team excellence, SmackDown LIVE Tag Team Champions American Alpha have welcomed all challengers, and they’ll get exactly that at SmackDown LIVE’s next pay-per-view, WWE Elimination Chamber.
After Jason Jordan & Chad Gable’s open challenge resulted in an out-of-control brawl on the Jan. 31 edition of SmackDown LIVE, General Manager Daniel Bryan declared on Talking Smack that American Alpha must defend the titles in a Tag Team Turmoil Match on Sunday, Feb. 12.
Their challengers include The Usos, Heath Slater & Rhyno, Breezango, The Ascension and The Vaudevillains, a formidable field of five tandems, with no fewer than four sets being former tag team champions.
The Tag Team Turmoil Match — the same type of bout that Jordan & Gable won on the Nov. 22, 2016, edition of SmackDown LIVE to move into championship contention in the first place — begins with two teams. Once one team is eliminated, a new duo enters the match. This continues until one team is left standing tall.
Can American Alpha continue to show their dominance in Team Blue’s division? Or will one of their challengers usurp the powerful pair?
Prediction: if there was one match made for this pay per view that belonged to have an elimination chamber stipulation with it, it was this match, this is a fucked up decision on the part of the WWE, a wasted chance to create an outstanding match.
With that being said I’m calling the winners as either The Usos or the champions to retain