WWE 'Royal Rumble' Match Preview: Team Hell No vs Team Rhodes Scholars

Current tag team champions Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) look to retain their titles in their latest outing against their rivals and frequent adversaries, Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow) at the "Royal Rumble".

WWE Tag Team Championship:

Team Hell No (c) v. Team Rhodes Scholars

Current tag team champions Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) look to retain their titles in their latest outing against their rivals and frequent adversaries, Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow).

The Road to the Royal Rumble

Team Hell No has been on a roll since their infamous "Hug It Out" match on Sep. 3, 2012, followed by their victory over Kofi Kingston and R-Truth at Survivor Series for the tag team titles. Team Rhodes Scholars has been a perennial thorn in the champions' side since besting seven other tag teams in a tournament to become the #1 contenders for the title, just in time to face professional wrestling's favorite odd couple in a championship match at Hell in a Cell.

In an unfortunate turn of events for WWE's most pretentious tag team, Team Hell No could not keep their anger management issues in check: Kane stormed out of the ring in an indignant rage and was counted out before either team could capture victory by pinfall or submission.

The heated rivalry was derailed for several weeks when Cody sustained a shoulder injury after taking an ugly back body drop at the hands of Kane during a return match on Main Event on Dec. 19, 2012. The Intellectual Savior of The Masses, and the most attractive member of the Rhodes family, reignited the flames of competition, however, when they crashed Kane and Bryan's graduation from Anger Management on Raw this week (Jan. 21).

What's at Stake?

Team Hell No is motivated to prove, once and for all, they can work effectively as a team and that they have finally moved past their anger management issues and interpersonal conflicts. They have given up too many wins to be squabbling; they want to silence their doubters and solidify their championship reign.

Team Rhodes Scholars has had more than one shot at the dysfunctional tag team champions but hascome up short each time. Rhodes is a four-time former tag team champion (once with Hardcore Holly, twice with his former Legacy stablemate, Ted DiBiase, Jr., and once with Drew McIntyre), while Sandow has yet to hold any title during his WWE tenure.

One man yearns to demonstrate that he's still got it, and the other needs to establish that he is a force to be reckoned with. These two talk-the-talk about their superiority, but can they walk-the-walk?

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Who will be able to rightfully exclaim, "WE ARE THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!" at The Royal Rumble? Find out right here, TOMORROW NIGHT!

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