The New Day are all set to debut on SmackDown Live this week at the episode that will air from Toledo, Ohio.
The New Day are the longest reigning tag-team champions in WWE history, having held the WWE RAW tag-team championships for a record 483 days before losing them to Sheamus & Cesaro. The team comprising Big E, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston last competed on the RAW after Mania, in a losing attempt to the Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder). Dawson and Wilder would then go on to attack the aforementioned New Day trio- a spot that saw Kingston suffer a legitimate ankle injury as a result of said attack.
Nevertheless, New Day would then be drafted to from Monday Night RAW to SmackDown Live the following week as part of the WWE Superstar Shake-Up. The blue brand aired several vignettes hyping their draft to SD Live, with the reason behind their delayed SmackDown debut, being Kofi Kingston’s ankle injury. He reportedly underwent surgery on his ankle and has now been cleared for an in-ring return.
Besides, the WWE has prepared a presentation featuring the New Day, the team’s hosting gig at Wrestlemania 33 to be specific- a special that will air this Tuesday on the WWE Network.
New Day will make their SmackDown Live debut Tuesday May 23rd, at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. The blue brand’s tag-team titles are presently held by the Usos who recently defended their straps against Breezango at Backlash.
Given the New Day’s lengthy reign over the RAW tag-team division, fans can expect the beloved trio to ascend to the top of WWE’s Tuesday night flagship show as well, sooner rather than later. I, for one, truly am looking forward to seeing the team clash with the new Heel-ISH Usos who seem to have re-invented themselves as of late. Until then- Don’t You Dare Be Sour!