Hype Bros vs. The Colons
With Zack Ryder’s recent return to WWE programming after a lengthy layoff due to injury, The Hype Bros have re-emerged as a threat in the Smackdown Live tag team division. Mojo Rawley’s momentum has been stalled since winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania this year, and Ryder’s return could not have come at a better time for Rawley.
After debuting on Smackdown Live as The Smoking Guns 2.0 several weeks ago, The Colons have yet again found themselves floundering in the lower mid-card. Primo and Epico are vastly underrated in the ring, but their presentation on WWE programming has robbed them of any and all credibility they had as a legitimate threat in the tag team division. This does not bode well for their chances tonight.
Speculation has already started that The Hype Bros’ run as a tag team will be short lived, with Zack Ryder set to turn on Rawley in the near future. This certainly seems to be a safe bet, but I don’t see it happening tonight. This match will serve as a momentum builder for them before their eventual split, which will make Ryder’s heel turn (or maybe even Rawley’s heel turn?) all the more dramatic when it finally occurs.
Winners: The Hype Bros