Gallows and Anderson to Defend Title in WWE WrestleMania 33 Triple Threat Match

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 14, 2017

Credit: WWE.com

Raw general manager Mick Foley announced Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson will defend the Raw Tag Team Championships in a Triple Threat match at WrestleMania 33, per WWE.

The teams of Cesaro and Sheamus and Enzo Amore and Big Cass were supposed to determine a No. 1 contender for the tag belts on Raw Monday night. Instead, Gallows and Anderson attacked their would-be WrestleMania opponents, forcing the referee to ring the bell.

WWE showed a replay of their assault on the outside:

Total Wrestling Magazine was happy to see the champions show off a more physical side:

WrestlingInc.com wants to see the current champs carry the titles through WrestleMania:

Enzo and Cass and Cesaro and Sheamus have been at odds for several weeks in an effort to position themselves as the No. 1 contenders to Gallows and Anderson.

After losing the Raw tag team titles to Gallows and Anderson at the Royal Rumble, Cesaro and Sheamus had a rematch; however, Enzo got involved and caused the challengers to lose by disqualification.

Enzo and Cass then earned a championship match at WWE Fastlane, but they fell short in their efforts to win the titles for the first time when Amore's foot was pushed off the rope during a pin attempt, resulting in Gallows and Anderson retaining.

Due to the controversial finish, Enzo and Cass were given another opportunity the next night on Raw. After Enzo bumped into Cesaro and spilled coffee on him outside the ring, however, Cesaro and Sheamus got payback by causing Enzo and Cass to lose by DQ.

While Amore attempted to make Cesaro atone for his actions, he ended up eating a Brogue Kick from Sheamus, as seen in this tweet courtesy of the Swiss Superman:

The wild finish to the match resulted in Enzo, Cass, Cesaro and Sheamus getting into a heated argument backstage.

Foley stepped in and diffused the situation by booking them in a match for the No. 1 contender spot the following week. While Gallows and Anderson wrecked those plans, Foley acted fast to remedy the situation.

Since New Day dropped the titles to Cesaro and Sheamus, thus ending the longest tag title reign in WWE history, the other three teams of note within the division have been at the forefront of the championship scene.

They'll continue their fight for tag team supremacy at The Showcase of the Immortals.

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