Raw Tag Team championship match
This one came together late in the process, so we’re mostly interesting in scouting WWE’s latest giant.
The Road to WrestleMania 37
New Day’ winning a WWE Tag Team championship for the 11th almost felt like a heel turn. Knowing what it could mean for the future of Cedric Alexander, Shelton Benjamin, and The Hurt Business to lose the belts, fans didn’t rejoice the way they have for past championship victories involving Kofi Kingston and/or Xavier Woods. That’s without even getting into the teased and aborted Kingston vs. Mustafa Ali program many would have preferred to another Tag title run.
Fortunately for them, WWE didn’t waste any time burying Cedric & Shelton even further. Unfortunately for ya boys, they were immediately placed into an out of nowhere feud with AJ Styles and his heater, Omos.
On paper, the story makes sense - and could even be good. Woods and Kingston are truly friends. Styles insists the 7’ 3” former college hoops player is his boon companion, but we all see through that. The ways WWE has chosen to make that point are... kind of cringy, though.
In the ring (for wrestling, not charades or Pictionary), things have made more sense. They’ve also seemed to prove X & Kofi right, as they’ve been able to beat Styles in singles action leading up Saturday night’s match.
It’ll be there that we find out if true brotherhood can overcome anything. Because of Night One of WrestleMania 37 in Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, Omos will have his first match.
What’s at stake
Well, not first first. Jordan Omogbehin worked a handful of NXT live events in 2019 and early 2020 before the pandemic did away with house shows. But they’ve kept him under wraps since then. They didn’t even use him on the short-lived Raw Underground.
He’s been used for an impressive spot here and there...
...but mostly WWE’s been waiting to show him off on a bigger stage. Namely The Grandest Stage of Them All. Meanwhile, he’s been taking part in the “big guy classes” at the Performance Center that we found out about when some fans got upset Keith Lee was taking part in them at Vince McMahon’s direction.
Has working with Drew Gulak and Adam Pearce paid off? It’s paid off enough they’re confident Omos can not embarrass himself at ‘Mania. We’ll find out if they’re confident enough to strap him up and start doing more on Monday nights.
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AJ Styles & Omos
The New Day