Bray Wyatt, Matt Hardy Beat The Bar to Win Tag Titles at Greatest Royal Rumble

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2018

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Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy defeated The Bar at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday to win the vacant Raw Tag Team Championships. 

Wyatt and Hardy showed impressive teamwork throughout the match and ultimately stopped The Bar in its tracks with a double-team finisher.

WWE showed off some of Wyatt and Hardy's synergy in the following video:

With the win, Wyatt will embark on his first Raw Tag Team Championship reign, and his second tag title run in WWE overall. Meanwhile, Hardy is now a 10-time WWE tag champ with three different partners.

Cesaro and Sheamus entered WrestleMania 34 as the Raw Tag Team champions, however, they lost the titles to Braun Strowman and his mystery partner.

Since the Monster Among Men chose a child named Nicholas as his partner, though, he was forced to relinquish the championship.

That led to Raw general manager Kurt Angle creating a mini-tournament to determine the new champions. Wyatt and Hardy beat both Titus Worldwide and The Revival to earn the right to take on The Bar for the straps at the Greatest Royal Rumble.

It wasn't long ago that Wyatt and Hardy were bitter rivals, as they feuded for months leading up to the Ultimate Deletion.

After Hardy vanquished the Eater of Worlds at his compound and banished him to the Lake of Reincarnation, it was unclear what would become of Wyatt.

Those questions were answered at WrestleMania 34 when Wyatt resurfaced and helped Woken Matt win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

With two of the most unique and creative minds in WWE joining forces, Raw's tag team division was about to experience a significant and much-needed shake-up.

Cesaro and Sheamus have dominated the tag team scene on the red brand for the past year due in large part to their overall talent and effectiveness as a unit, but the fact that they were moved to SmackDown as part of the Superstar Shake-up suggested Wyatt and Hardy were in line to win.

There wasn't much turnover in the tag team division via the Superstar Shake-up itself, but the formation of the Woken Universe with Wyatt and Hardy finally gave The Bar some competition.

Since Cesaro and Sheamus can become champions again whenever WWE needs them back at the top on SmackDown, giving Wyatt and Hardy a run with the titles to see if they can breathe new life into the Raw tag division is a smart decision that could pay big dividends.

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