WASHINGTON, D.C. — With WWE’s post-Brand Extension New Era not even a week old, a serious (and seriously egotistical) threat has emerged in SmackDown Live’s new-look Tag Team division, and thy name is Breezango.
The arrogant alliance of Tyler Breeze & Fandango — who received a surprisingly positive reaction from the Verizon Center — turned back two-time WWE Tag Team Champions Jimmy & Jey Uso in a thrilling duel on the WWE Battleground Kickoff, perhaps proving once and for all that the comically brash duo means business.
It was The Usos, however, who pushed the action at the outset, connecting with a combination backbreaker/headbutt in the opening minute.
Though less experienced as a team compared to their twin opponents, Breezango nonetheless
utilized quick tags and showed off impressive
teamwork moments later, dropping Jey with a
catapult by Breeze into a slingshot elbow drop by Fandango.
Fandango sought to slow the pace, wearing down Jey with a rear chinlock, but the high-flying Uso turned the momentum with a pair of enzuigiris to both members of Breezango. Once Jimmy tagged in, he continued the onslaught, clotheslining Fandango twice before landing a huge Samoan drop. Then, paying homage to The Usos’ WWE Hall of Fame father Rikishi, Jimmy launched hip-first into Fandango as the cocky Superstar sat slumped in the corner. Soon, all four Superstars were in the ring, but after a splash by Jey Uso went awry, Breeze bludgeoned him with a Supermodel Kick as Jey’s head was lodged next to the turnbuckle.
From there, the action came fast and furious, with all four Superstars again finding themselves involved, regardless of which two warriors were actually the legal participants. Jimmy laid out his egotistical opposition with back-to-back superkicks, and then went up top with visions of a Samoan splash in mind. Yet, Fandango, who was outside the ring, grabbed Uso’s leg, and the distraction, though momentary, proved costly.
Jimmy Uso shook off Fandango and dove off the
top rope, but by then Breeze regained his
composure. As the Samoan Superstar descended from high above, Breeze put up his knees, resulting in a painful landing for Uso. The self- proclaimed gorgeous Superstar then snared Uso in an inside cradle for the pin.
With every Superstar on the blue brand looking to turn heads of Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan, what will this victory mean for Breeze & Fandango as
SmackDown Live’s management contemplates the future of its Tag Team division?