Indication that WWE might be splitting up The New Day

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WWE may be forced into making a big change to this group.

The group composed of Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods. Although Kingston and Big E had found some success while singles competitors, they have found their niche as a tag team.

The stable originally debuted on the July 21, 2014 episode of Raw, but made their official television debut as The New Day in November 2014.

During their time together, they are three-time world tag team champions within the company. They won the WWE (Raw) Tag Team Champions twice with their second reign being the longest for any Tag Team Championship in WWE history at 483 days, and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship once.

Make no mistake about it, they are a special group, who defends the titles under the Freebird rule, with all three members being recognized as champions.

By looking back on their careers, they won their first WWE Tag Team Championship in April of 2015 Extreme Rules and lost them to The Prime Time Players the following month at the Money in the Bank PPV (pay-per-view event).

They kicked off their second reign, which became the longest in the title's history when they won the titles the following year.

On December 14, 2016, they became the longest reigning tag team champions in WWE history by beating Demolition's 28-year-old record of 478 days with WWE's original World Tag Team Championship and the longest reigning champions for any WWE championship over the last two decades. It was impressive, to say the least.

Their reigns came to an end when they lost to Cesaro and Sheamus four days later after making history. WWE then decided to make some changes and drafted the group to the SmackDown brand in April of this year where they would go onto capture the SmackDown Tag Team Championship as well.

The reign didn’t last long as they lost the titles at the SummerSlam pay-per-view event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York to The Usos.

Nothing last forever and that is not different in pro wrestling as the sports entertainment company might be forced into splitting up this group.

Along with this success in the ring, they have been banking with money in merchandise sells up until recently.

During a recent edition of Backstage In WWE, Brad Shepard noted that the latest merchandise sells could show that fans are becoming tired of the group, which may force WWE to break them up. Here is what he had to say (transcript courtesy of RingsideNews)

“We’ve talked about how stale they are as an act and if merch sales are any indication plenty of fans agree. They are no longer a top seller.”

When asked from his co-host if it was time to break them up, Shepard replied, “it’s a new day yes it is.”

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