UPDATE: Hell In A Cell came and went and the Hype Bros stayed together until Nov. 28, 2017, when Mojo Rawley attacked Zack Ryder following their second loss in a row to the Bludgeon Brothers.
The Hell In A Cell pay-per-view this Sunday may spell the end of the road for a certain tag team on SmackDown Live.
Breaking up tag teams seems to be the in thing for WWE right now. On Raw, Enzo and Cass suffered that fate in heartbreaking fashion, then Goldust decided he had enough of being one half of The Golden Truth. SmackDown Live hasn't gotten off easy either. The announcement that Jason Jordan is Kurt Angle's illegitimate son spelled the end for American Alpha.
Well, it looks like the trend of tag breakups ups is not over quite yet, and another SmackDown Live pairing is set for the chop. You may have noticed recently that since Zack Ryder returned from injury he and his fellow Hype Bro Mojo Rawley haven't exactly been seeing eye to eye. Well, turns out that tension might be coming to a head sooner rather than later.
On the Hell In A Cell kick off show this Sunday, Rawley and Ryder will take square off against the team of Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin. According to Cageside Seats, The Hype Bros will likely lose that match, no surprise there, and afterward the losing duo will split. While the two Superstars were happy to be back together at first, it seems that their inability to rack up any sort of momentum has led Ryder to his breaking point.
Ironically, if either man should want the team to go their separate ways it would be Rawley. While Ryder was away injured, Rawley actually enjoyed some success as a singles star and looked to have a little bit of backing from the clout in WWE. The former football player won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33 and clearly impressed someone backstage with his friendship of New England Patriot, Rob Gronkowski.
WWE needs to tread very carefully when it comes to breaking up their tag teams willy-nilly. The company is currently at a point where tag team wrestling is on the up, especially on SmackDown Live. The New Day and The Usos look set to finish their feud at Hell In A Cell on Sunday, so whoever wins will need a strong set of challengers to step up and try and take their titles from them.