It was announced on the August 23, 2016 edition of Smackdown in Uncasville, Connecticut that a tag team tournament will take place to determine the new champions. The tournament was won by Heath Slater & Rhyno.
- The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder) defeated The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) (2:50)
Semi final matches (September 6 - Smackdown Live):
Final (September 11 - Backlash 2016):
- Chad Gable of American Alpha suffered an MCL Strain and was out 2-4 weeks, courtesy of the attack from The Usos.
|9/6||American Alpha †||0:28|
|Backlash||The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)||Pin|
|9/11||Heath Slater & Rhyno||10:02|
|Smackdown||Heath Slater & Rhyno||Pin|
|Smackdown||The Hype Bros||Pin|
|9/6||Heath Slater & Rhyno||7:03|
|8/30||The Hype Bros||2:50|
† After Chad Gable suffered a storyline injury after defeating The Usos, American Alpha were removed from the final. The Usos then defeated The Hype Bros at Backlash in a second chance tag team match to replace American Alpha in the final.