Kevin Owens finally returned to TV after a long hiatus on the August 21 episode of RAW and later in the night defeated The Judgment Day in a six-man tag team match. With KO’s return, the Undisputed Tag Team Titles again came into the limelight, as fans were speculating who’d challenge the Tag Champions now.
The WWE universe also got the answer to this question on the recent Monday night show, as The New Day fought Drew McIntyre and Matt Riddle for a future shot at the Undisputed tag titles. With some outside interference, the match was won by Kofi Kingston’s team, and fans are now wondering if the former champions will be able to regain their status as the top name in the Triple-H-led promotion’s tag division.
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While the answer to this speculation will be available only after a match between the teams, there are a number of reasons why The New Day can dethrone the champions. So, let’s check out three possibilities for why they can become the new Undisputed Tag Team Champions.
The New Day deserves another title-run
While Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods haven’t been at the top of their game in recent times, there’s no denial to the fact that they have been a part of arguably the best trio in the Triple H-led promotion’s recent history. As The New Day, they have had numerous title reigns alongside Big E and also hold the record for the longest reign as the Raw Tag Team Champions, as they held them for 483 days.
However, ever since Big E was taken out of in-ring competition due to a career-threatening injury in 2022, the group hasn’t really been able to perform as per their status. Even though they haven’t been able to replicate their past success, The New Day is still worthy enough to be the face of the tag team division. Thus, WWE can have them dethrone Kevin and Zayn to become the new Undisputed Tag Team Champions and give them a well-deserved title run.
To finally pull the trigger on Kevin Owens’ popularity
While Kofi and Woods’ past reputations can be a reason for them to dethrone KO and Sami from their titles, another objective to go ahead with this decision can be the love Kevin Owens receives. The amount of popularity Owens has among the WWE universe was clearly visible during his recent return on Raw’s August 21 episode, as he got a thunderous response from the live crowd as soon as his music started.
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It’s not really a new thing for KO to get such loud ovations, as the Canadian star has been at the peak of his popularity for a long time now. Triple H‘s company can finally pull the trigger on the former Universal Champion by giving him a well-deserved reign with the top prize in the promotion. To do so, the Triple-H-led promotion may let The New Day win the Tag Team Champions and then give Owens a push as a singles performer.
For Sami Zayn’s heel turn
If not for any of the above-mentioned reasons, WWE can take the decision of having The New Day win the titles for a long-due heel turn by Sami Zayn. The former Intercontinental Champion can turn heel by betraying his own tag team partner, Kevin Owens. The story behind this turn can be that Sami gets jealous of the crowd pop Kevin received in their home country, and this can trigger him to turn his back on his best friend.
To make this turn feel even bigger, the Triple-H-led promotion can decide to do it during a championship match between The New Day and the Undisputed Tag Champions. During the title match, Sami can surprisingly attack his tag team partner and thus turn heel. In this way, The New Day will be able to dethrone KO and Zayn from their titles, and it will also initiate a high-profile feud between the two Canadian superstars.
These are not the only possibilities for a potential title win for Kofi and Xavier, but these are the most likely situations in which they can regain the top prize in WWE‘s tag division. It’ll be interesting to see if any of these speculations come true or if the two best friends will be successful in defending their titles.