The Usos officially reign over the WWE tag team division, as the duo became the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions on the May 20 episode of WWE SmackDown.
Previously, Jimmy and Jey Uso, the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, had been set to face RK-Bro, the RAW Tag Team Champions, in a unification match at WWE WrestleMania Backlash. But the bout was turned into a six-man tag with Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre as the duo’s partners, respectively. The Winners Take All Match was subsequently confirmed for this week’s episode of SmackDown.
In the bout that finally determined who would come out on top as the true, unified champions of the tag team division, it was The Bloodline members that came out on top, but not without some help. Later in the match, “The Tribal Chief,” Roman Reigns himself, showed up out of nowhere while Jey Uso was about to be launched off of the top rope with Riddle.
Reigns grabbed onto Jey’s foot before Riddle could send them over the ropes, , causing Riddle to go flying alone and slam into the mat. Jey then quickly set up for the Uso Splash and hit it for the victory.
THEY DID IT! THEY DID IT! THEY DID IT!
— WWE (@WWE) May 21, 2022
For a recap of how the match ended, check out below courtesy of our live play-by-play coverage:
Riddle almost locks in a kneebar but Jimmy gets to the ropes. Orton tags in and lands a kick to Jimmy’s gut. Garvin stomp by Orton. Orton helps Riddle with a standing floating bro. Jimmy kicks out. Jimmy sends Riddle into the corner. Riddle bounces off the turnbuckle hard. The referee checks on Riddle. The doctor gets in the ring ass the referee makes Jimmy go back to his corner. Riddle may be hurt. After the break, Jimmy and Jey hit a double spinebuster on Riddle. Jey and Jimmy take turns working over Riddle. Riddle manages to tag in Orton. Orton drops both Usos with powerslams. Hangman’s DDT by Orton.
Orton drops Jimmy with an RKO. Jey breaks up the pin and tags himself in. Riddle gets a blind tag. Orton walks into a superkick by Jey. Riddle lands a flurry of offense. Jey gets his knees up as Riddle tries a broton. Jey lands a sick popup neckbreaker. Riddle kicks out. Riddle goes up top but Jey trips him. Riddle hits the floor hard. Jey goes up top. Riddle pops up top for a Super RKO. Reigns appears out of nowhere and hooks Jey’s foot so Riddle goes flying off the top without Jey. Jey lands the Uso Splash for the win.
Winners and NEW Unified Tag Team Champions, The Usos!
After the match, The Bloodline beat down RK-Bro, and Riddle took an Uso splash through the broadcast table.
— WWE (@WWE) May 21, 2022
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