The high flying and exciting duo of Paul London and Brian Kendrick would form as a tag team when Kendrick returned to the WWE in September 2005, and go on a nice little run on Smackdown, one that saw them topple M.N.M. to become the WWE Tag Team Champions. Their title reign would see them surpass the longest reign anyone had managed of these titles since their introduction in 2002, but that was about to be under threat, thanks to a losing streak to a devious duo…..
Feeling fed up of being mocked and made to look silly, William Regal would bring back fellow Brit, Dave Taylor to Smackdown, with both men keen to capture the Tag Gold. Regal and Taylor would go on a mini run of their own, showing management what they were capable of, only for Taylor to suffer a knee injury. While he was out of action, Regal competed in singles bouts, where he picked up wins over both London and Kendrick, individually.
M.N.M. would be booked to take on London and Kendrick, needing a “tune-up” match ahead of their match with the Hardy Boyz at ECW December to Dismember, a match that saw Taylor and Regal interfere, costing the Tag Team Champions the non-title match. The following week, Taylor was cleared to wrestle, and he and Regal faced “Londrick”. Thanks to Regal stalking Ashley Massaro round the ring, London and Kendrick took their attention off the match, before Regal slammed Kendrick head first off the ringpost, and Taylor picked up the win. This would see WWE give them a title match, but having also won a non-title match, M.N.M. wanted their shot too. That would be granted, before adding in the Hardyz too….and making it a Fatal 4-Way LADDER Match!
December 17th, 2006, and WWE Armageddon took place at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia. Here in full is the Fatal 4-Way Ladder Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship, as Champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick take on M.N.M., the Hardy Boyz and William Regal and Dave Taylor!