2016 WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Tournament

It was announced on the August 23, 2016 edition of Smackdown in Uncasville, Connecticut that a tag team tournament will take place to determine the new champions. The tournament was won by Heath Slater & Rhyno.


First-round matches (August 23 & 30 - Smackdown Live):

Semi final matches (September 6 - Smackdown Live):

Final (September 11 - Backlash 2016):

  • Chad Gable of American Alpha suffered an MCL Strain and was out 2-4 weeks, courtesy of the attack from The Usos.


  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Smackdown  The Ascension Pin  
8/23  The Usos 3:49  
  Smackdown  The Usos Pin  
  9/6  American Alpha 0:28  
Smackdown  Breezango Pin
  8/23  American Alpha 10:13  
    Backlash  The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) Pin
  9/11  Heath Slater & Rhyno 10:02
  Smackdown  Heath Slater & Rhyno Pin  
8/30  The Headbangers 2:54  
  Smackdown  The Hype Bros Pin
  9/6  Heath Slater & Rhyno 7:03  
Smackdown  The Vaudevillains Pin
  8/30  The Hype Bros 2:50  

† After Chad Gable suffered a storyline injury after defeating The Usos, American Alpha were removed from the final. The Usos then defeated The Hype Bros at Backlash in a second chance tag team match to replace American Alpha in the final.

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