There are new Tag Team Champions in WWE Raw after the unlikely pairing of Jason Jordan and Seth Rollins captured the titles.
GM Raw Kurt Angle called the duo unannounced, and Dean Ambrose, Rollins' regular partner, was ruled out with a legitimate injury. The Lunatic Fringe was removed from the scripts this week while preparing for surgery on a shoulder problem. In his absence, Rollins and Jordan defeated The Bar in this week's main event to win the crowns.
Smackdown, meanwhile, was led by an untitled bout between WWE champion AJ Styles and Kevin Owens, as the long-term feud between Shane McMahon, Owens and Sami Zayn continued to play. Owens took advantage of a melee attack caused by McMahon while trying to eliminate Zayn from the affair, preparing Styles for a furtive victory.
The USA Championship UU It seems to be vacant after Daniel Bryan ruled that the Show Off had renounced his recently won title after his passionate speech from the previous week. It is unknown what will happen to Ziggler, whose contract with WWE is about to expire, but it is unlikely that he has been awarded a victory in the championship if that exit is imminent. In the short term, however, this week's television saw the start of a tournament to crown a new US champion. UU., With Jinder Mahal and Bobby Roode claiming wins in the first rounds.
John Cena was on Raw for a strange appearance when he beat Elias in a long opening fight, while Samoa Joe got a disqualification victory over an angry Roman Reigns. Matt Hardy's rivalry with Bray Wyatt also turned physical when Hardy got an early lead.
2017 saw a large influx of NXT talent on Raw and Smackdown and they continue to dominate. Raw's Absolution won once more for Bayley, Sasha Banks and Mickie James, while Natalya and Carmella had to chase The Riott Squad on Smackdown after having made a number with Naomi and Charlotte Flair.
It was also confirmed in the Smackdown telecast on Tuesday that Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin will challenge the use for the tag team championships after the fitness match won a victory over The New Day and Rusev & English.