In a WWE.com exclusive that wasn’t on the SmackDown Live broadcast, the brand’s new Tag Team Champions in Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan were asked about currently donning leather belts and while Bryan and Rowan did address that, Bryan had a lot more to say about the tag team division as a whole. He delivers an impassioned promo about the current state of the tag team division and how he and Rowan plan to form a self-made tag team evolution. The full video is below:
(Transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo of WrestleZone)
Speaking of jokes and the tag team division, think of The Usos, right? What were they doing on RAW last night? Joking around, as if the tag team division is some sort of joke! And what about Heavy Machinery? Joking around, as if the tag team division is some sort of joke. And what about the New Day? Joking around, like being the tag team champions is some sort of joke!
You know they talk about a women’s evolution about women main eventing WrestleMania. Do you know who never talked about main eventing WrestleMania? It’s the tag team division and do you know why? Because for years they’ve been lead by jokers like The New Day, like The Usos, like Heavy Machinery and they go out there and they do Thanksgiving Turkey Fights and they’ll do Halloween contests! Do you know what? We are not those kind of Tag Team Champions. And speaking of which, you know what? There’s going to be a tag team evolution and this isn’t going to be one dictated to us by the McMahons, no! This is going to be self led. A self-led tag team evolution because Kofi Kingston, The New Day, they never aspired to that! They never aspired to THAT LEVEL! Neither did The Usos! They were content to just be great tag teams. We’re not content to just be great! We are going to be the greatest tag team of all time, we are going to main event WrestleMania as Tag Team Champions and we are going to aspire higher, and nobody, nobody is gonna stop The Planet’s Tag Team Champions. Let’s go.