WrestleMania 40: SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament Highlights

Dramatic showdowns set the stage for WrestleMania 40 excitement.

by Atia Mukhtar
WrestleMania 40: SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament Highlights
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As WrestleMania 40 approaches, the WWE Universe was treated to a thrilling spectacle on "WWE SmackDown", where the stakes couldn't have been higher. Four elite tag teams clashed in a gripping contest, all vying for the coveted spots in the anticipated Six-Pack Challenge Ladder Match.

This showdown is set to determine the next holders of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships, with the action unfolding in the heart of Philadelphia. Until a dramatic twist of fates saw the duo of Austin Theory and Grayson Waller combine to beat The Street Profits and earn themselves a place in that high-stakes ladder match.

A scheduled distraction saw the last few minutes of their match unscheduled and spoiled, with Karrion Kross and Scarlett appearing on the Titantron, taking attention from the war at hand. This pivotal moment saw Montez Ford's signature Frog Splash thwarted by Theory's quick thinking, leading to a decisive win for Theory and Waller.

Rivalries Clash and Triumph

Meanwhile, the fierce rivalry between Legado del Fantasma and the Latino World Order spilled over into a chaotic brawl. The aftermath left Legado del Fantasma facing New Catch Republic in a match where fatigue became their greatest enemy.

Despite a strong offensive from Berto and Angel Garza, Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne of New Catch Republic clinched their WrestleMania opportunity with a stunning Birminghammer, sealing their victory and a chance at tag team glory.

The intensity of these matches captured the attention of WWE fans worldwide, as well as the incumbent champions, Damian Priest and Finn Balor of The Judgement Day, who observed the unfolding drama from backstage. With the lineup now complete, the Six-Pack Challenge Ladder Match promises to be a monumental battle.

The teams of #DIY, Awesome Truth, The New Day, New Catch Republic, Austin Theory and Grayson Waller, along with The Judgment Day, are set to clash in an epic showdown for the tag team championships. Holding the titles for 164 days, Priest and Balor are no strangers to defending their gold, their last successful defense being at Elimination Chamber 2024.

As the countdown to WrestleMania 40 continues, the anticipation builds for what is sure to be an unforgettable tag team championship battle.

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