Drew McIntyre And Sheamus Pulled From SmackDown Tag Title Contenders Tournament – Drew McIntyre and Sheamus were scheduled to face Hit Row in the semifinals of the SmackDown Tag Title Contenders Tournament on the January 27 episode of WWE SmackDown.
Before the match was underway, The Viking Raiders attacked McIntyre and Sheamus from behind to get some revenge for being eliminated from the tournament last week.
This caused McIntyre and Sheamus to choose to go after the Raiders instead of take part in their scheduled bout against Hit Row.
WWE official Adam Pearce made the decision to replace the duo with the new tag team of Ricochet and Braun Strowman.
After a competitive contest, Strowman delivered a powerbomb to Ashante Thee Adonis to give himself and Ricochet the win and advance to the finals of the tournament. They will now face the winners of Imperium vs. Legado Del Fantasma in the finals.
We still have no indication as to why Sheamus and Drew McIntyre were pulled from the tournament. We will inform you as soon as possible
Later in the show, Imperium faced Legado Del Fantasma in the other semifinals bout.
After a bout that had the fans on their feet, Ludvig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci put Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro away with the Imperial Bomb to advance to next week’s finals.
Imperium will now face Braun Strowman and Ricochet to determine who will face The Usos for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships. This will be a rematch from the Miracle On 34th Street Fight between these two teams on the December 23, 2022 edition of SmackDown.
Drew McIntyre And Sheamus Pulled From SmackDown Tag Title Contenders Tournament