Fresh off winning the WWE Tag Team Championships one day earlier on Raw, the elated Usos looked to defend the titles against former champions, The New Age Outlaws.
However, Road Dogg & Billy Gunn announced that they were postposing the match due to an alleged injury Road Dogg claimed he suffered after the match on Raw – as well as Gunn’s encephalitis. Raw General Manager Brad Maddox then backed up Road Dogg’s claim but wanted to ensure a WWE Tag Team Championship Match, introducing the challengers, Los Matadores.
As fast-paced action ensued inside the squared circle, Road Dogg & Billy Gunn joined Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton on commentary, making fun of both teams and defending their respective ailments.
Presented with a great opportunity to dethrone The Usos only 24 hours after they won the WWE Tag Team Titles, Diego & Fernando did their best to match speed and agility with the twin sons of Rikishi. Both The Usos and Los Matadores made sure to take some time dancing and chanting mid-match, much to the delight of the WWE Universe.
Diego & Fernando displayed a family-like style of teamwork – a trait that has ultimately helped guide The Usos’ success. As a result, neither team could maintain an advantage long enough to secure victory. Ultimately it was the aforementioned teamwork of The Usos – removing Diego from the ring and hitting a double super-kick on Fernando – that allowed The Usos to put an exclamation point on the battle with a Samoan Splash and retain the WWE Tag Team Titles.
Although they came up short, Los Matadores & El Torito did manage to have some fun at the expense of The New Age Outlaws as the former WWE Tag Team Champions tried to leave ringside.
The Usos def. Los Matadores in a Tag Team Championship Match
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