During this week’s Talking Smack segment, it was announced that the Usos will defend their Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship against American Alpha on next week’s Smackdown Live broadcast live from Boston.
WWE has announced that on Tuesday March 21st, The Usos will challenge American Alpha for the Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship ahead of WrestleMania 33.
See WWE’s announcement below:
Some fans have been speculating as of late if Smackdown Live Tag team Champions Chad Gable and Jason Jordan will defend their championships at WrestleMania 33. They have had a minor feud with the Usos as of late, but with very little buildup.
It’s expected that a match will be made between the two teams for Wrestlemania 33 as we inch closer to the event. There is potential that it may be a kickoff match.
Here are your Smackdown live highlights from last night:
Here are your Smackdown highlights from last night:
One half of the indie tag team The Young Bucks; Matt Jackson took to Twitter earlier this week to call out WWE NXT tag-team American Alpha following the team’s match against The Revival at Wednesday night WWE NXTTakeover: The End event:
Here are your NXT TakeOver: The End highlights.
UPDATE: Since the posting Triple H confirmed during his Facebook interview that the new group are called The Authors of Pain.
Original: On tonight’s NXT TakeOver: The End event two men attacked American Alpha following their loss to the Revival. The two men are Sunny Dhinsa and Gzim Selmani.
Selmani is a former MMA fighter from Albania who’s last fight was in 2014 in Bellatorbefore being signed to WWE developmental in May of 2015.
Dhinsa is a Vancouver native and he’s a former National Heavyweight Champion in amateur wrestling.
— Indie star Rich Swann made his debut at Thursday night’s WWE NXT TV tapings from Full Sail University. He will face Baron Corbin on the January 20th NXT episode. Swann signed with WWE back in October with more than 15 other new recruits.
–Indie talent Corey Hollis was brought back for Thursday night’s WWE NXT TV tapings at Full Sail University. He will face “The Drifter” Elias Samson on next Wednesday’s episode.
–- WWE NXT tag team Chad Gable and Jason Jordan is now going by the name American Alpha. They will face Blake and Murphy on the January 27th NXT episode. :
— WWE is filming a pilot for the “WWE NXT Kids” TV show that was taped before Thursday night’s Full Sail event. Below are photos of Bayley Superfan Izzy, who appears to be very involved with the show, interviewing Big Show after his match with Heath Slater:
— Former TNA Knockout Santana Garrett worked Thursday night’s NXT TV tapings. She will face Asuka on the February 3rd episode.
–- Alex Riley made his return to the ring at Thursday night’s WWE NXT TV tapings from Full Sail University. He wrestled Bull Dempsey for a match that should air on January 27th. This was Riley’s first match since April 23rd, 2015, against Sami Zayn.
–- Indie wrestler John Skyler was also brought back for Thursday night’s tapings. He faced “The Drifter” Elias Samson for the January 27th episode. As noted, Skyler’s partner Corey Hollis also faced Samson tonight, for next week’s episode.