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WWE announces tag team tournament for SmackDown

The Bludgeon Brothers' challengers for SummerSlam will be decided on SmackDown over the next few weeks.

WWE announced tonight that a four-team tournament will be held on SmackDown during the build to SummerSlam. The matches will take place over the next three weeks of episodes, with the winners challenging Harper & Rowan for the SmackDown Tag Team titles at the August 19 pay-per-view in Brooklyn, New York.

WWE didn't reveal the teams that will be in the tournament, but The New Day, SAnitY, The Usos, Cesaro & Sheamus, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, and Rusev & Aiden English would appear to be the most likely options. Tye Dillinger and R-Truth have also had an on-screen friendship but have yet to team with each other.

The Bludgeon Brothers' program with Daniel Bryan & Kane finished up at Extreme Rules last week. There was an angle where they attacked Bryan and Kane earlier in the night, leading to Harper & Rowan retaining in the match. Kane had a legitimate Achilles tendon injury coming into the PPV.