The New Day losing the SmackDown tag team titles at WWE SummerSlam was one of the more surprising booking decisions of the weekend. But it seems like it's all part of a much larger plan and just another step towards being an all-time great tag team.
In the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer notes that the WWE plans for New Day to go down as one of the greatest tag teams in the company's history. The trio of Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods already hold the record for the longest championship reign of any tag team, but company officials have eyes on New Day breaking another record.
Meltzer reported that WWE wants to establish the New Day as the "greatest tag team of all-time" by having them eventually hold the titles more times than any other team in history. The Hardyz and Edge & Christian each have had seven WWE tag title reigns, while the Dudley Boyz have had nine.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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