The Usos won the titles back at Hell in a Cell (©Twitter @WWE).

Watch: Number 1 contenders for the tag team titles decided on Smackdown

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48 hours since arguably stealing the show at Hell in a Cell, new Smackdown Live Tag Team Champions the Usos came face to face with the new Day to open the show.

The two teams came together and in an almost uncharacteristic move, both paid large amounts of respect to each other.

Moving on

Despite the two teams sharing in their admiration of each other, they also discovered that they have each earned the envy of the other Smackdown Live tag teams.


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The two teams were confronted by the Hype Bros, Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin, Breezango and the Ascension who all wanted their chance at the titles.

The situation threatened to descend into anarchy until the Smackdown Live Genera Manager Daniel Bryan arrived to bring order.

In quite a harsh tone, Bryan sent the New Day and the Usos away from the ring and announced that the four would be challengers will compete in a fatal 4-way match to determine the new number one contenders.

A competitive match brought about a new set of challengers for the Usos and for Smackdown in general.

The somewhat makeshift team of Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin got the win despite the crowd clearly being in the corner of Breezango.

While the Usos rivalry with the new Day has been entertaining and has resulted in several great matches, their newest challenge should be equally as entertaining.

The pairing of Gable with Benjamin has been a master stroke for Smackdown live and the athletic duo certainly have what it takes to drive the new Champions to the limit.

As for the New Day, it remains to be seen just where they may find themselves for the coming weeks.

New opportunities

While the New Day are now firmly out of the title picture, there could still be many possibilities for them over the coming weeks.

With Survivor Series just over a month away, they could become a powerful ally for anyone looking to lead a team into the traditional five on five elimination tag team match that the event has become known for.

Another path for the new Day could lie in the future of a new tag team on Smackdown as the returning duo of Luke Harper and Erick Rowan announced their eerie return during Tuesday's episode.

The duo seem set to arrive on Smackdown in a very interesting capacity and their dark mentality could provide the perfect rivalry to the new Day's Power of Positivity.

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