As part of The Bloodline alongside their cousin Roman Reigns and now their brother Solo Sikoa, The Usos have reigned supreme over WWE’s tag team division for well over a year, and with their recent win over The New Day, they ensured that they’d go down in the record books as the longest-reigning tag team champions in WWE history.
On the November 11th episode of WWE SmackDown, The New Day challenged The Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships in an attempt to hold onto their previous record of 483 days as champions. The previous week, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods explained how important that record was to them and issued a challenge to the current champions.
The Usos Have Broken The Championship Record Set By The New Day
Surprisingly the match opened the show, but to the surprise of no one, fans were on their feet come the conclusion. Following a slow start the crowd made their feelings known by repeatedly chanting for Sami Zayn, much to the annoyance of Jey Uso. It was noted on commentary that Zayn wasn’t at the show due to a personal issue.
Back in the ring The Usos enjoyed control in the early going before Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods picked up the pace to turn the tide. However, it was the champions who looked set to claim the win after hitting their Double-Splash on Woods, only for the former King of the Ring to kick out.
With the crowd stunned the two teams renewed hostilities in the middle of the ring as the action continued. In the end, The Usos pulled out the win after hitting their 1-D in mid-air on Kingston as he jumped from the top rope.
As of Monday, November 14th, The Usos reached 484 days as champions, breaking the record that had previously been held by The New Day. In response, the new record-holders took to social media to celebrate, calling themselves the best tag team ever.
“Officially the best team In @wwe …EVER!!!! #WeTheOnes”
— The Usos (@WWEUsos) November 14, 2022
Jimmy and Jey won the SmackDown Tag Team Titles back at Money in the Bank 2021 and added the Raw Titles in May 2022.