One thing that got lost in all the chaos of late WWF 1997, was LOD's short Tag Title reign right before Survivor Series. They made such a big deal of them finally winning the belts back from the Godwinns (After only a 2 day Title reign no less), and then out
of nowhere they lost to the Outlaws and never got back on top again.
Were they supposed to have a long reign? Did they expect to get the belts back from NAO at some point? How much of that whole fiasco was a Russo booking situation rather than what Vince had planned?
They were definitely not planned to have a long reign. It was just done to pop a rating with their name value and BOY HOWDY did that fail. But they did give DX a bit of a rub so there’s that.