Butch found himself without a tag team partner when Ridge Holland walked out on him during the November 24th episode of Friday Night SmackDown. In need of a partner for the following week, Butch debuted a new teammate in Tyler Bate. The duo won the match, bringing an end to Butch’s unfortunate 6-month streak.

During the January 5th episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Butch needed a partner against Pretty Deadly and turned to his long-time friend Tyler Bate for assistance. The duo shares a history dating back to their time together in the United Kingdom and both hold the distinction of being former NXT WWE United Kingdom Champions.

Bate and Butch secured a victory over Elton Prince and Kit Wilson, signifying a notable moment for both wrestlers. While it marked a significant win for Tyler Bate, it was especially noteworthy for Butch.

This triumph represented Butch’s first win on an episode of SmackDown since June 30, when he emerged victorious in a three-way match against LA Knight and Santos Escobar.


Tyler Bate is also officially part of Friday Night SmackDown following his debut. It remains to be seen how they will be booked in the coming months, as fans are glad Bate and Butch have reunited.

What’s your view on this story concerning Butch? Are you glad he finally won a match? Let us know in the comments!

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