In possibly the biggest shocker of 2016, American Alpha defeated the new Wyatt Family on Smackdown LIVE in Chicago to win the Smackdown Tag Team Championships! Jordan and Gable survived a fatal 4 way with the Usos and Slater and Rhyno to finish off Randy Orton after he had a bit of miscommunication with Luke Harper.
American Alpha dominated the NXT tag team scene before being called up to the main roster at the 2016 WWE brand split draft. While their bright future was never in doubt, having them defeat the red hot Wyatt family less than two months after they won the tag team championships was completely unexpected.
It appears the fragile relationship between Orton and Harper could splinter what has become one of the most exciting factions in recent memory. I would speculate the Wyatts will get a chance to regain their championships at the 2017 Royal Rumble, if not sooner.
More on this story as it develops!
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