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For The Usos, Tag Team Championships Were Worth The Wait

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Winning the WWE Tag Team Championships has long been a goal for Jimmy and Jey Uso, and their dream finally came true on Monday Night Raw.

In front of a Raucous crowd at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, the Usos claimed the gold when they defeated the New Age Outlaws. After several hot near-falls, the match began to break down. With the crowd in a frenzy, Jimmy Uso dove over the ropes and took out Road Dogg on the outside, making a mid-air tag to Jey at the same time. Jey was able to hit an incredible top-rope splash on Billy Gunn for the one, two, three as suburban Chicago exploded.

After weeks of near-misses, the Usos had finally defeated the six-time champs.

Since debuting on WWE television in May 2010, the Usos have had their sights set on the tag titles. Before their emotional victory on Monday night, the Usos had been unsuccessful in their previous eight attempts to capture the belts, dating back to their first title opportunity at WWE Money in the Bank 2010.

The twin brothers were born Aug. 22, 1985 in San Francisco, California. Their father is former wrestler Rikishi, and they are part of the world famous Anoa’i family. Their impressive lineage includes late greats Umaga and Yokozuna, as well as the Rock and current WWE superstar Roman Reigns.

The Usos were scheduled for their first title defense on WWE Network’s live broadcast of WWE Main Event on Tuesday night. Originally slated to face the Outlaws, both Road Dogg and Billy Gunn claimed dubious injuries and pulled out of the match. As a replacement, the Usos were challenged by Los Matadores. Once again, it was the Usos who came out on top.

It would be nice to see the tag titles defended at WrestleMania XXX. The Usos are an exciting tag team and they have paid their dues in the wrestling business. Let’s hope they get an opportunity to shine on the grand stage.

Dan Marsiglia is a Pro Wrestling columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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