WWE SmackDown Division Power Rankings: Jinder Mahal Beats Randy Orton

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The SmackDown Live Tag Team Division

Highlights of the Division

As the Hall of Famer Jim Ross used to say: “Business is picking up!”. After last week’s lack of development in the tag team division, London was treated to a rematch between the Ascension and the new No. 1 Contenders for the Smackdown Live Tag Titles: Breezango. The title challengers needed another win to build any kind of momentum for their Backlash match with the Usos. Sporting their second win of the year mixed in with their comedy skits will win them some laughs but not championship gold. Breezango are pretenders masquerading as No. 1 Contenders because of the lack of depth within the tag team division.

The Usos needed to put a verbal beat down on their opponents to show the world that Breezango isn’t in their league. The tag champs have been awfully quiet since the Beat the Clock challenge a few weeks ago but that should change in a heartbeat once Backlash rolls along. This title match should be used as a statement to the rest of the division that the Usos championship reign will not be dethroned.

The Ascension definitely need to be repackaged because their current gimmick isn’t doing them any favours. The comedy skit they were apart of on behalf of Breezango made them look pathetic and a shell of their former selves. The former NXT Tag Team Champions haven’t amounted to anything since debuting on the main roster nearly 2 years ago. If they don’t turn their careers around soon, they’ll be the after-thought of the WWE. 

Let’s see the rankings for the division this week. 

SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions: The Usos (4 Wins – 2 Loss)


  • No. 1 Contender: Breezango (2 Wins – 5 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: American Alpha (7 Wins – 5 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: The New Day (4 Wins – 3 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: The Colons (3 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: The Ascension (1 Win – 4 Losses)