Butch & Ridge Holland vs The Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles have been confirmed for “WWE SmackDown” next week in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Brawling Brutals earned the title shot on this week’s show by defeating The New Day, Hit Row and Imperium to win the No. 1 Contender’s Fatal Four-Way Match. Towards the closing stages, Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci looked to have won the match when they hit an Imperium Bomb on Kofi Kingston. However, Holland tagged himself, throwing Kaiser out, and Covering Kingston to secure the pinfall win,
The Brawling Brutes leader Sheamus took to social media to predict the end of The Usos’ historic title reign after “SmackDown”.
“Unquestioned brutality will end the bloodshed curse next week,” Sheamus wrote on Twitter, “Strip All Their Straps With The Banger After…”
Next week’s match will be The Usos’ first televised title defense since their victory over The Mysterio on the August 1 edition of “WWE Raw”.
In a “Winners Take All” title unification match in May, The Usos became the Undisputed Tag Team Champions by defeating former “Raw” Tag Team Champions Randy Orton & Riddle, collectively known as RK-Bro. He captured the “SmackDown” tag team title from The Mysterious in May 2021, and later became the longest-reigning tag team champion in the history of the Blue Brand in January 2022.
It will be interesting to see if Sami Zayn joins in some capacity during next week’s title match. Over the past month or two, Jay and “The Honorary You” have been in constant touch with each other and were once again seen arguing on various points during this week’s episode of “SmackDown”.