WWE Tag Team Championship match announced for Monday Night Raw

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The New Day have already defended their WWE Tag Team Champion twice in the last week, but it has been announced they will have to do it for the third time.

The WWE announced on their Twitter account yesterday that the current Tag Team Champions will be defending their titles once more against the League of Nations, but this time against Rusev and Alberto Del Rio on Monday Night Raw this week.

Their tweet said: "BREAKING NEWS: #TheNewDay will defend their Tag Team Championships against @VivaDelRio and @RusevBUL TOMORROW NIGHT on @WWE #RAW!"


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The New Day has already successfully retained their Tag Team titles twice in the past week, against AJ Styles and Chris Jericho last week on Raw, and against League of Nations members Sheamus and King Barrett at Roadblock this past weekend.

The group managed to have a successful title defense against the team formerly known as Y2AJ when Jericho was pinned by Big E after the Big Ending. They also kept hold of the title at Roadblock when Xavier Woods distracted the referee during a pin by Barrett, giving time for Big E to recover, hit a Big Ending on Barrett for the win via pinfall.

Big E, Woods, and Kofi Kingston are slowly turning to face after their strong heel push as Tag Team Champions. Their second reign as champions since winning the titles at SummerSlam last year has been successful thanks to their charisma as heels.

However, the WWE must be wary of turning The New Day face, because the last time they were face they weren't received well by the WWE Universe. Changing the group from heel to face could be a risky move by the company.

The persona and charisma of Big E, Woods, and Kofi Kingston have been proven to work better as heels rather than faces, so it is a bold move for the WWE to try and make them work as a face once again.

Recently, The New Day members have been posting videos onto social media, mocking the League of Nations members Sheamus, Barrett, Del Rio, and Rusev. They've beaten the first two already at Roadblock, and now they look set to finish off the rest of the group tonight on Raw.

You can see the reason behind the heel to face move. They've held the Tag Team Championship for over 200 days, and now, they're running out of realistic face teams to battle against. Changing the team to face will open the door for heel teams, like the League of Nations, to feud for the championship. This could also extend their time as a team, rather than having them split into single competitors.

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