Kofi Kingston has stated that he was determined that The Usos ending up being the longest-reigning WWE Tag Champion in history ought to follow beating the New Day.
In November 2022, Jimmy and Jey’s reign as SmackDown Tag Team Champions (which started in July 2021) ended up being the longest reign of any group in WWE history.
The last challenge for the Usos began the November 11, 2022 SmackDown, where the Usos maintained versus the New Day.
Discussing that match, to the New York Post, Kofi assessed the significance of The Usos and the New Day’s fight over tag group gold.
“We were quite determined about wishing to have the ability to do that [face The Usos in their last match prior to climaxing.] It simply makes that minute a lot more unique.
“I’m certainly pleased we were the ones to be able to pass that torch, for absence of a much better turn, to The Usos.”
While the New Day lost that record, Kofi is a record-breaking 15-time Tag Team Champion and remains in his very first reign as WWE NXT Tag Champion with Xavier Woods.