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Injury Changes Title Defense On Smackdown - New Match Set

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Randy Orton And The Wyatts

The Wyatt Family, now comprised of Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and Luke Harper, will defend the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship against Heath Slater & Rhyno, The Usos and American Alpha on this week’s Wild Card Finals episode of Smackdown Live.

Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley were the No. 1 contenders for the titles, however, Ryder’s knee injury has removed them from those plans. Ryder underwent knee surgery after suffering the injury on the Dec. 14, 2016 Smackdown during the No. 1 contenders battle royal and is expected to miss anywhere from four to eight months.

Dot com hyped the change of plans for the tag titles with this:

In the wake of Zack Ryder’s unfortunate injury following he and Mojo Rawley’s win the No. 1 Contenders’ Tag Team Battle Royal, it has been announced that The Wyatt Family will now defend the titles against three other units as part of the SmackDown LIVE’s Wild Card Finals special event.

The Wyatts will put the Blue Brand’s Tag Team Championship on the line against The Usos, American Alpha and former champions Heath Slater & Rhyno in a Four Corners Elimination Tag Team Championship Match!

Which tandem will walk out as champions? Find out when SmackDown LIVE’s Wild Card Finals, the final SmackDown LIVE of 2016, airs on USA Network this Tuesday night at 8/7 C!

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