The last time WWE booked a number one Fatal 4-Way tag team match to determine the top contenders for the tag team titles, Braun Strowman came through and ruined it. Of course they booked another one, with a slight variation in participants, for this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown in Anaheim.
This time we got The New Day vs. The Brawling Brutes vs. Empire vs. Hit Row.
The match was a chaotic mess of entertainment, with multiple fun spots, even if some were a little ridiculous. Top Dolla hit everyone at once and was then hit with an impossible Alabama Slam from Ridge Holland and then sent across the announcer’s table by Kofi Kingston. BUTCH went wild and managed to punch or kick literally everyone at some point. In the end, it was Imperium that lined up to win, but Holland sneaked into the corner and stole the pinfall from them.
BUTCH & Holland are your new number one contenders.
The original plan called for the winner of this competition to proceed to Extreme rules early next month in Philadelphia, but that was moved to next week’s episode of SmackDown.
See you then!
Check out the full results and coverage of this week’s show here.