WWE Rumors: Plans for The New Day on SmackDown Live Revealed
on Apr 21, 2017 05:04 AM EDT
The New Day is the longest reigning tag team in WWE history. They are now part of SmackDown Live after getting moved from Monday Night Raw in the Superstar Shake-Up two weeks ago. The plans for Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Big E. have been revealed by the latest rumors.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, the WWE is planning to start a feud between The New Day and The Usos for the SmackDown Tag Team championships, per Sportskeeda. It would be a fresh matchup on television and it was the whole point of the Superstar Shake-Up.
However, the feud might not start immediately because of the injury to Kofi Kingston. He underwent ankle surgery on April 10 and he was ruled out for several weeks, as reported by WWE.com. The WWE is reporting that it was because of The Revival but Kingston was already looking to get surgery and he had to be written out of television.
The Usos, on the other hand, successfully defended their titles against American Alpha last week. Jimmy and Jey have been on a roll ever since they have turned heel. They are fresh characters and they bring a lot to the table.
The SmackDown Live tag team division needed a big boost and it seems like The New Day was moved to make it happen. American Alpha and The Colons are also having a feud of their own to liven up the lackluster division. The SmackDown tag team titles were the only championships not defended at WrestleMania 33.
According to PW Mania, Kofi Kingston is getting closer to a return after the stitches from his ankle were recently removed. He will undergo rehabilitation soon and the feud might even start early since Xavier Woods and Big E. are perfectly healthy.
Kofi Kingston can accompany Xavier Woods and Big E. during their matches even he's not cleared to wrestle. The New Day is still the biggest tag team in the WWE and they are still going strong from their merchandise sales and to the cheers they are getting from the WWE Universe.