As expected after losing the SmackDown Tag Team Titles to The Hardy Boyz, The Usos were sent to Monday Night Raw in the Superstar Shakeup. With a fresh start on Team Red, The Usos have an equally fresh batch of teams to mix it up with.
The last two years since The Usos were drafted to SmackDown Live have unquestionably been the team’s best stretch of their careers. The duo’s catchy entrance theme, fiery promos and frequent top-tier performances put them at the forefront of the discussion for best tag team in wrestling.
The Usos claimed their record fourth SmackDown Tag Team Championship at Fastlane and while well deserved, it could be argued that there was little left for the team to accomplish on SmackDown.
Once they lost the titles to The Hardy Boyz, the writing was on the wall.
The handling of Raw’s tag team division has been a heavy subject of scrutiny in recent years and deservedly so. Since The New Day’s record-breaking Raw Tag Team Championship run, the titles have changed hands sixteen times excluding Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins’ current reign.
Out of those sixteen reigns, not a single one made it to the three month mark.
The division has suffered tremendously from instability and lack of featured time despite having talents such as The Revival at its disposal. Bringing The Usos over to Raw gives the the division a much needed boost and opens a realm of opportunity for show-stealing tag team bouts.