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The RAW Tag Team Division
Highlights of the Division
So there will be a 30 minute Iron Man match for the tag team titles. This match should benefit the champs and look for them to be favored to retain the gold. Cesaro might have lost his match against Finn Balor on RAW but it shouldn’t derail his title defense this upcoming Sunday. The mic work with Sheamus and Cesaro as a heel team has been great but it’ll be hard to see who they’ll face next after Great Balls of Fire.
As for the Hardys, look for them to bow out of title contention after this Sunday. Lack of mic time and character development has stalled this team for months. Their nostalgia run has run its course and it’ll be interesting to see what they do next. Rumors are circulating that they might debut their “Broken” gimmicks but it’s been teased for months now since their return. We’ll have to wait and see what transpires next for this legendary tag team. It’s key to keeping this division afloat for the short-term after the demise of the popular tag team of Enzo and Big Cass.
Heath Slater lost his chance to capture the Intercontinental Championship on RAW but this should be the catapult for his tag team to climb up the ladder. With the lack of babyface tag teams in the division, Slater and Rhyno must be presented as underdogs clawing their way to the top—similar to what happened last year on Smackdown Live.
These are the rankings for the division this week.
RAW Tag Team Champions: Cesaro and Sheamus (8 Wins – 8 Losses)
- No.1 Contender: The Hardy Boys (6 Wins – 1 Loss)
- Contender No. 2: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (8 Wins – 12 Losses)
- Contender No. 3: The Revival (3 Wins – 0 Losses)
- Pretender No. 1: Heath Slater & Rhyno (4 Wins – 5 Losses)
- Pretender No. 2: Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel (1 Win – 0 Losses)