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Let’s hope Breezango aren’t done with the SmackDown tag title scene

Wedneday’s Rude Awakening looks at the state of the blue brand’s tag division, why Jinder’s title win matters, and a name for WWE’s women’s tourney.

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Tyler Breeze and Fandango both won singles matches against individual Usos on this week’s episode of SmackDown, but thanks to a smart blind tag, the Usos were victorious over the Fashion Police in the impromptu rematch of Sunday’s Tag Team Championship bout. This, when combined with the Talking Smack debut of The New Day, who came over in the Superstar Shakeup but have been absent on the blue brand to this point, presumably means the end of Breezango in Tuesday’s tag title scene.

That shouldn’t be the case, though: New Day are huge stars, and arguably the most significant addition to SmackDown from the Shakeup given there are three members and just the one Charlotte Flair. However, they’ve already done the tag team thing, and done it about as well as you could: they have the record for longest tag team reign thanks to their run on RAW, and WWE was out of ideas for them well before they got to that point. Maybe it’ll be different on SmackDown, sure, but there are also other ventures for New Day at this point, and being the main focus of the tag division probably shouldn’t be one of them.

That’s not to say that New Day needs to immediately do something else — it’s just that Breeze and Deputy Dango shouldn’t be shuffled to the side in favor of New Day just yet, or maybe at all. Think of all the interactions between the two comedy tag teams who, by the way, also put on quality matches. Think of how much all of that is going to infuriate the now serious-as-hell Usos. The division will be better off if all three of these teams are allowed to flourish, so with any luck, Tuesday was more about a way for New Day to get involved rather than for Breezango to be shuffled off to the side.

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