After attacking both Kane and Daniel Bryan before their match at Extreme Rules, Harper and Rowen were able to defend their titles successfully against Team Hell No. Now, Smackdown General Manager, Paige, has announced a tag-team tournament to determine their next challengers.
The winning team will meet the Bludgeon Brothers at SummerSlam. Paige made the announcement on Twitter yesterday.
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) July 21, 2018
Smackdown Tag Team Title Tournament
Paige stated that the tournament will be contested over the course of 3 weeks. The tournament will also consist of just 4 teams. That means a 3-match tournament with one match per week, most likely.
Assuming there will not be any debuting or newly formed teams in the 4-team tournament, here are the teams who could possibly be included from the Smackdown roster:
- The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
- The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus)
- Sanity (Alexander Wolfe, Killian Dain, Eric Young)
- The Club (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows)
- New Day
- Rusev & Aiden English
Smackdown Tag Team Championships
The Bludgeon Brothers are the 6th team to have won the Smackdown tag-team Championships. Harper was once part of a 3-person team with Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton who held the titles in 2016 briefly as well.
The Usos are the most decorated team in the history of the belts thus far. They’ve held the titles 3x for a combined 329 days. The longest single reign with the belts is also by the Usos, who held the titles for 182 days in their last reign.
The Bludgeon Brothers have currently held the titles for 105 days. They defeated the Usos and New Day for the belts at WrestleMania and have since defended the titles successfully against the Usos (1x), the Cub (3x), and Team Hell No (1x).