When WWE put together an eight-team tournament to crown the next contenders for the SmackDown tag team titles, Braun Strowman & Ricochet weren’t among the list of teams making the cut. Despite this, they won the whole damn thing and challenged The Usos for the tapes on this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown in Uncasville.
What’s more interesting than that, however, is exactly what that would look like, considering Jey Uso hasn’t been seen since Sami Zayn finally turned on Roman Reigns in Royal Rumble weeks ago. Jimmy was shown repeatedly calling him out throughout the first hour leading up to the game.
When the time came for that, he went in on his own.
And it looked like he was going to go it alone too, until Jey appeared at the top of the scores in the crowd holding the tag titles. He made his way to the ring and hugged his brother and it all seemed right.
It sure was.
The two were moved to the hilt by the course winners, earning a chant of “That’s some awe” along the way, but Jey was there for his brother when he needed to be, saving him from getting hung up and then tagging himself up. To hit the big frog splash to score the pinfall to retain the titles.
572 days and counting.
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