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The Bar advance in SmackDown tag tournament, next triple threat set

The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) will face either Rusev & Aiden English, The Usos, or SAnitY to decide The New Day's SmackDown Tag Team title challengers for Hell in a Cell.

The first of two triple threat matches in SmackDown's tag team tournament took place tonight, with Cesaro & Sheamus defeating Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson and The Colons to advance. Cesaro tagged in and stole the pin from The Colons, then he and Sheamus confronted The New Day (who were on commentary for the match).

A backstage segment aired where Paige told Rusev & English they'd be in the tournament, with the story being that English had approached her to state their case. She announced that they'd be facing The Usos and SAnitY in a triple threat match next Tuesday. The winning team will advance to a number one contender's match that's being held on SmackDown's Hell in a Cell go-home show to determine who will challenge New Day at the pay-per-view.

Hell in a Cell is taking place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on September 16.