Judgment Day Upset: Jey Uso and 16-Year Vet Clinch Tag Team Titles!

Shifting dynamics promise upheaval in the tag team arena.

by Atia Mukhtar
Judgment Day Upset: Jey Uso and 16-Year Vet Clinch Tag Team Titles!
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In a turn of events that left the WWE Universe stunned, The Judgment Day's Finn Balor and Damian Priest clinched the Undisputed Tag Team titles during WWE Payback 2023, solidifying their place atop the tag team pyramid. But this newfound dominance could face a significant challenge, as murmurs about Jey Uso and Cody Rhodes teaming up to contend for the belts become louder.

The anticipation reached a fever pitch on the latest episode of Monday Night RAW. Tensions flared when Jey Uso, displaying a determined spirit, turned down an invitation to join The Judgment Day. This snub led to an ambush, but an unexpected intervention from Cody Rhodes shifted the narrative, adding fuel to the speculation of a Uso-Rhodes alliance.

Rhodes, it's worth noting, was instrumental in bringing Jey Uso to the spotlight during WWE Payback 2023, debuting him on Monday Night RAW. This union could signal a seismic shift in the tag team division.

Uso-Rhodes Showdown Looms

Yet, the future is uncertain.

Will the potential synergy between Jey and the "American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes be enough to dethrone The Judgment Day? With Uso expected to see a significant push in the forthcoming episodes, capturing the Undisputed Tag Team title might be his next conquest.

Adding a layer of complexity to the unfolding drama, Rhea Ripley, WWE Women's World Champion and an esteemed member of The Judgment Day, recently shared her aspirations for the faction in an engaging conversation with Peter Rosenberg on Cheap Heat.

Ripley said, "I'm genuinely loving every moment with the boys. I envision The Judgment Day evolving into a dominant force in WWE. My dream? Championships for all of us." It's worth remembering that The Judgment Day's inception wasn't without its challenges.

Despite internal rifts, they've showcased resilience and unity. Besides Ripley's title, Dominik Mysterio proudly sports the NXT North American Championship, and Damian Priest holds the coveted Money in the Bank briefcase. As the story progresses, one thing is certain: the world will be watching closely, eager to see how this saga unravels.

Will a new alliance be enough to topple the reigning champions, or will The Judgment Day's reign persist? Only time will unveil the next chapter in this gripping tale.

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