WWE splits the tag titles at WrestleMania 40, Awesome Truth and A-Town Down Under get the belts

In a WrestleMania weekend full of promising tag team events, the six-pack challenger ladder match for the WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championships was nothing but chaos. Stairs were shattered, tables and chairs were toppled over bodies, and by the time the dust had settled, not one but two new champions had been crowned in Awesome Truth and A-Town Down Under.


At the beginning of the ladder match, the two titles were separated so that the Raw Tag Team Championships and the SmackDown Tag Team Championships were held separately. DIY, The Judgment Day, New Catch Republic, The New Day, A Awesome Truth, and A-Town Down Under all immediately began competing for one or both of the available tag team championships hanging above the Philadelphia crowd.

Success came early for Austin Theory and Grayson Waller of A-Town Down Under when both men were able to climb the ladder to claim the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. Waller and Theory both began to turn their attention to the “Raw” Tag Team Championship hanging just a few feet away, but Waller found himself crashed over a table placed on the outside of the ring, and those hopes were dashed enough.


All teams began competing for the “Raw” Tag Team Championship. Theory attempted to reunite the Tag Team Championship for A-Town Down Under, but was quickly met by the New Catch Republic's Birminghammer. More chaos ensued, until R-Truth found himself in the ring alone with a ladder. Philly lost their minds as R-Truth climbed the ladder, unclipping the carabiner for the Raw Tag Team Championship. This is R-Truth's first WrestleMania win in his nearly 25-year career, and Awesome Truth's first Raw Tag Team Championship win.

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As of the time of writing, the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships have officially been dissolved back into the “Raw” and “SmackDown” WWE Tag Team Championships. This match marked the end of Doomsday's 173-day reign with the unified titles.

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