When it was announced by WWE last week that Shane McMahon would be crowning new tag team champions on Smackdown, not many people expected Daniel Bryan and Rowan to leave Louisville on Tuesday night with the belts. The pair were challenged by The Usos to a clash for the vacant titles, which Bryan and Rowan won, with the latter picking up the win for his team.
When Bryan was WWE Champion, he threw the leather belt in the trash, replacing it with a vegan title made of hemp. In a great promo uploaded to WWE’s YouTube channel, Bryan promised not only to change tag team wrestling and start a “tag team revolution”, but he promised to get rid of the leather straps and introduce new championship belts.
Bryan slammed teams like The Usos and New Day for not taking tag team wrestling seriously enough, and promised change. He even guaranteed that the tag team championships would main event WrestleMania.
“You know they talk about a women’s evolution about women main eventing WrestleMania. Do you know who never talked about main eventing WrestleMania? It’s the tag team division and do you know why? Because for years they’ve been lead by jokers like The New Day, like The Usos, like Heavy Machinery and they go out there and they do Thanksgiving Turkey Fights and they’ll do Halloween contests! Do you know what? We are not those kind of Tag Team Champions. And speaking of which, you know what? There’s going to be a tag team evolution and this isn’t going to be one dictated to us by the McMahons, no! This is going to be self led. A self-led tag team evolution because Kofi Kingston, The New Day, they never aspired to that! They never aspired to THAT LEVEL! Neither did The Usos! They were content to just be great tag teams. We’re not content to just be great! We are going to be the greatest tag team of all time, we are going to main event WrestleMania as Tag Team Champions.