The WWE Universe learned on Tuesday night, because the Usos chose to give New Day a free pass during last week's SmackDown Live gauntlet tag match, the SmackDown Live tag team champions will now be forced to defend their titles in a Fatal 4-Way match at WrestleMania 35.
During this week's go-home to WrestleMania show, the Usos battled as one-half of an 8-man tag team match on SmackDown Live, eventually coming out on top when they double super-kicked Rusev for the win. It became later discovered that they weren't going to be allowed to celebrate all evening long. Alexa Bliss made a surprise appearance on SmackDown Live, explained that the Uso's decision to help New Day would have consequences and they would now be forced to defend their SmackDown Live tag titles at WrestleMania.
Saying that they're decision to give Big-E and Xavier Woods a free pass, eventually helping Kofi earn a shot at Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship this Sunday, it had been decided the Usos would have to face The Bar, Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev, and Ricochet alongside Aleister Black. The winner would become the new tag team champions.
What This Means
While maybe not in this manner, there was speculation going into Tuesday's SmackDown Live that a tag team championship match for the SmackDown titles would be announced. Too many SmackDown Live roster members did not have a role to play at this year's Showcase of the Immortals.
Adding a Fatal 4-Way makes a lot of sense from a writing perspective. This is a good way to get a ton of WWE's talent roster into the show, not add more than one additional match and create some chaos between a number of talented in-ring performers. This match has the potential to be a show-stealer.
Can the Usos hang onto their tag titles? If any team can, it might be them. On the other hand, Ricochet and Black might be the two hottest superstars in the company right now and WWE seems to be pushing them towards something big.