A six-man tag team match is the perfect opportunity to have New Day lose without dropping the belts. The problem? There’s no good reason to give The Wyatts a win. WWE just split up the three members among two brands the second time it has broken up the family after failing to book them as a formidable and truly dominant title-winning group and a win would do nothing to strengthen them. If The Wyatts were still together, they would have been an easy favorite to get a win here, but I just don’t see it with WWE building up the tag team accolades of New Day and SummerSlam around the corner.
The Wyatt Family’s history of coming up short, there’s still a threat there. There always is when you have a charismatic speaker that people are willing to follow. And one third of the Wyatt Family immediately understood. It’s clear in the video above that Xavier Woods realized that maybe Bray Wyatt isn’t one to take lightly. So when Bray declared it’s time that New. Day. Falls, Woods listened closely.
Perhaps it was because he faced his fears or maybe it was because he was super occupied with Pokemon Go, but the following Monday, Xavier was more of himself. He had jokes and he showed little fear in a 6 on 6 tag match with Enzo Amore, Big Cass, and John Cena against the Wyatt Family and Club. But maybe it was false comfort surrounded by verbose men like himself because when he found himself one on one on SmackDown against Bray, he did not seem as confident.
Now they will fight for the last time tomorrow in a non-title match. New Day will try to prove that positivity can overcome even the New Face of Fear. Bray will make his last move on the Raw brand trying to fulfill his decree that New Day falls. And Braun Strowman will look ahead to life after the Wyatts since he was split from them in the draft. He may even need to find a new compound to live in.