Last week’s (January 7) episode of SmackDown was main evented by a Street Fight between the New Day and the Usos for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, the second time the two teams had faced off in that week alone.
Macaulay Culkin recently slammed the current WWE product for being repetitive by booking the same matches over and over, citing Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar and Usos vs New Day as his examples.
New Day member Kofi Kingston recently spoke to Bleav In Pro Wrestling, where he addressed the complaints about the frequency of the two teams going at it, saying that every match they have is great.
“I never heard so many people complain about a guaranteed great match. You know what I’m saying? Like, you don’t go out there and complain, ‘Aw, I gotta watch another great match!” Every match that we’ve had with The Usos, we pride ourselves on making it better than the last. I always say this and I don’t mean to compare myself to the Dudleys and the Hardys and Edge & Christian but with their ladder matches, that was the standard that they set, was to outdo themselves every single time.
“It’s so easy working with The Usos. We have the same mentality no matter where we are on the card. We seek to steal the show as you saw on Day 1. You gonna put us first? OK. Well, you know, we’re gonna try to set the table a little high. You’re gonna need a booster seat to sit up there and eat. You know what I’m saying?
“So, yeah, we just love going out there, and you’re blessed when you have an opponent who you jive with, you know? And we jive with The Usos so well and on so many different levels, from conceptualizing how to construct a match all the way into the finish and everybody has unique ways of just getting in there.”
Kingston’s New Day partner King Woods revealed on a G4 stream last night that he had suffered an injury, and looks set to miss the 2022 Royal Rumble event. For a full list of every currently injured WWE star, click here.
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