Sure, they were scripted to win and keep what we’re now calling the Raw tag team titles for 478 days and counting, but what New Day’s done over the last year and a half is a hell of an accomplishment.
And no one knows that better than the men who’ve swum with the sharks themselves in the world of pro wrestling. Which is why they’ve been Tweeting their congratulations messages to Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods since they defeated Kevin Owens & Chris Jericho and Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns to end the show last night (Dec. 12).
Including one-half of the team whose record they’ll be breaking at midnight tonight:
Congrats to a great tag team and great guys pic.twitter.com/SEjBbl2fzf— Demolition Smash (@RealDemoSmash) December 13, 2016
Watching #NewDay break @WWE Tag Team record makes our return even more gratifying to me. Congrats guys!! Great job!! You earned it. #Raw— Bubba Ray Dudley (@bullyray5150) December 13, 2016
New , Day rocks . No one even thought the clap would catch on. Congrats gents.— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) December 13, 2016
Congratulations on making history #NewDay. Earned, deserved & nothing but respect @TrueKofi @XavierWoodsPhD @WWEBigE— Cesaro (@WWECesaro) December 13, 2016
Watching #NewDay today has inspired me today!!! I'm gonna make it official RIGHT NOW! I want the IC Title back! Congrats Boys! @WWE— Curtis Axel (@RealCurtisAxel) December 13, 2016
Congratulations to #NewDay. You just made history. #RAW pic.twitter.com/OGleLvLKTj— Scott Dawson (@ScottDawsonWWE) December 13, 2016
Congrats to the #NewDay on their huge milestone of becoming the longest reigning @WWE Tag-Team Champions. #RAW— Drake Wuertz (@WWEDrakeWuertz) December 13, 2016
Congrats to #NewDay on their huge milestone! 3 highly entertaining, hard working, down to earth good guys. #youdeserveit #WWE #RAW— Billy Kidman (@WWEKidman) December 13, 2016
The trio themselves reflected on the milestone, mostly with gratitude:
Perseverance is rewarded. I'm so proud feel so fortunate to be a part of something so special... #History— Kofi Kingston (@TrueKofi) December 13, 2016
None of it happens without @WWECesaro & @KiddWWE. pic.twitter.com/ynIzBoyhGn— ShinigamE (@WWEBigE) December 13, 2016
When we started this journey, only a few who believed in us. So thank you to those who didn't, your hate fueled our victories #KickOutKid pic.twitter.com/u42ygtDT4E— Austin Creed (@XavierWoodsPhD) December 13, 2016
@XavierWoodsPhD wait a minute, my hate for you actually HELPED you?!... That sucks, but congrats anyway... I guess....— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) December 13, 2016