WWE SummerSlam 2018 review: What we learned, takeaways, future projections

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SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match

The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The New Day

What we learned: Following a backstage interview with The Bellas (more on them later), we learned that this program between The Bludgeon Brothers and The New Day isn’t going anywhere either.

These guys weren’t going to get a ton of time to work — the match was under 10 minutes long — so I will say that I enjoyed the pace here but so much of the work was sloppy. There were so many missed spots and blunders that it was really hard to watch at points without cringing, which is quite surprising given the talent of these veterans. The timing of the tags in and out was nice but that only led to a DQ finish, not something you really want to see in a title match on a pay-per-view, but it does lead into a rematch so that’s all that was. It was interesting to see Harper and Rowan take the easy way out but that did make The New Day look strong. Since winning the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, The Bludgeon Brothers really haven’t been challenged to the point where it looked like they might lose, so at least they were all telling a good story in there, even if the work was a bit off.

What’s next: There’s obviously a rematch coming, which pretty much takes all the other teams on SmackDown Live out of the championship picture for at least another month. Don’t see these guys getting one of the Hell in a Cell spots but Kofi and Big E should be up then to try again.