The Revival def. Heath Slater & Rhyno
Heath Slater certainly showed he’s made of tougher stuff than everyone thought during the Royal Rumble Match, where his epic slog to the ring ended in a two-second elimination of the mighty Sheamus. That said, he still has a ways to go when it comes to the win-loss column.
Facing The Revival once again with his partner Rhyno, The One-Man Band held his own against the self-proclaimed “Top Guys.” But the two-time NXT Tag Team Champions, still riding a wave of vindication from their win over Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson at Royal Rumble Kickoff, answered with a clinical dissection of Slater’s arm. Rhyno briefly turned the tables, but Scott Dawson took out The Man Beast’s knee to tee him up for a wicked, match-ending Shatter Machine.
They had a few choice words for the WWE Universe, too. When Charly Caruso wasn’t able to measure them against classic tag teams of the past, Dash & Dawson elaborated on their No-Flips-Just-Fists philosophy. They are a tag team that is informed and influenced by the past, as opposed to those (like, say, the Philadelphia faithful chanting "EC-Dub") who are merely living in it.