Will The Usos Battle Luke Harper And Erik Rowan At Payback?

By Dan Marsiglia
Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Luke Harper and Erik Rowan
Courtesy of Jimmy and Jey Uso – WWE Universe Facebook

Luke Harper and Erik Rowan emerged victorious against the Usos after a grueling bout on WWE Main Event. Does this mean they’re in line for a title shot at WWE‘s next PPV?

Most likely, the answer is yes. If I was a gambling man (and maybe I am), I’d wager there will be a Tag Team Championship match at Payback in Chicago. Coincidentally, the Usos won those titles from the New Age Outlaws at the same venue back on Mar. 3.

Not many folks will disagree that the Wyatt Family is one of the top acts in the WWE. The duo needs something fresh as their feud with John Cena winds to a close, and pairing them with the Usos is a solid idea. Match quality won’t be an issue and given the right amount of attention, a program would elevate all four men.

The company is bullish on both Harper and Rowan, but more so Harper. Harper has proved himself in several long matches with Cena, effectively carrying the action and holding the crowd’s attention. Rowan is also very talented, but the WWE doesn’t see him at the same level as Harper.

Will new champions be decided? The jury is out on that one, but my gut leans towards the affirmative. I have a sneaking suspicion that Cena will be the last man standing on Sunday in his match against Bray Wyatt, so giving Harper and Rowan the tag belts would keep the faction relatively strong.

The Usos are strong babyfaces, and a loss at this juncture won’t hurt them. They really are a great tag team, maybe the best traditional doubles tandem currently in the WWE. They’ve gotten themselves over, having consistently exciting matches, and always seem to shine on television. Considering Cena of all people has given them a rub in the last few weeks, it’s safe to assume that the WWE is very high on Jimmy and Jey.

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

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