Backstage News On The New Day Losing The SmackDown Tag Team Championship

The New Day may have lost the Smackdown Tag Team Championship at the SummerSlam Kickoff on Sunday, but WWE officials have big plans in store for the trio.

In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer notes that WWE plans for The New Day to go down as one of the greatest tag teams in the company’s history. The trio of Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods already hold the record for the longest championship reign of any tag team, but company officials have eyes on New Day breaking another record.

Meltzer reported that WWE wants to establish the New Day as the “greatest tag team of all-time” by having them eventually hold the titles more times than any other team in history. The Hardyz and Edge & Christian each have had seven WWE tag title reigns, while the Dudley Boyz have had nine.

The New Day has held three incarnations of the titles; the WWE Tag Team Championship, which became the Raw Tag Team Championship during their reign, as well as the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. The Usos actually have more reigns as of now, with their fourth starting at Summerslam.

Xavier Woods also held a TNA Tag Team Championship with Jay Lethal, while Kofi Kingston held tag team titles with CM Punk, Evan Bourne, and R-Truth.