#AndNEW: New Tag Team Champs, Controversy at Extreme Rules

Extreme Rules

The Horror Show at Extreme Rules promised to be something no one had ever seen before. And that certainly lived through as we walk away from the PPV wondering what could possibly be next ahead of SummerSlam in August. What we do know is there is one title change for certain, and the other has plenty of question marks surrounding it. Here are your new champions leaving Extreme Rules.

#AndNEW: Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura Win SmackDown Tag Team Championships

To kick off the night was a Tables match between The New Day and the team of Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura. In what may have been the most physical match of the night, Cesaro and Nakamura managed to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championships when Cesaro hit a vicious powerbomb on Kofi Kingston from the top rope through two tables on the outside. This was the end of The New Day’s eighth reign. For Nakamura, this is his first run as a tag team champion. Cesaro, on the other hand, wins his seventh tag team title with his third different partner since joining the WWE.

#And….WAIT…WHAT?: Sasha Banks (Possibly) Wins Raw Women’s Championship

We aren’t totally sure what the end of the Asuka vs. Sasha Banks means there is for certain a new champion or not but we can act like it. Asuka hit the referee in the eyes with the green mist, resulting in him being unable to call the rest of the match. With the ref out Bayley entered the ring already taking out Kairi Sane on the outside of the ring. Bayley used one of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships to hit Asuka in the back, putting her down and out. Bayley then ripped off the shirt of the referee, placed it on herself, and made the three count as Banks pinned Asuka. The bell was rung and the music hit for Banks, signaling it may have counted. WWE’s website states that Baley “put on the referee’s shirt to count a pinfall for Banks, unofficially hailing her partner as the victor and fleeing with the Raw Women’s Championship”, so perhaps she isn’t officially champion? This “controversy” will most likely be addressed on Monday.

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