The Revival def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson may have a new “Nerd-O-Meter” that precedes their arrival, but as entertaining as that was, The Revival’s idea for a pre-match show — jumping the good brothers from behind — ended up paying more dividends.
The sneak attack from the decidedly no-frills “tag team specialists” worked as both a condemnation of Gallows & Anderson’s antics and a game plan for toppling the former Raw Tag Team Champions, as the good brothers were left a beat behind their opponents as a result of the ambush. Gallows, in particular, was a step slow thanks to a chop block from Dash Wilder that left him vulnerable to the “Top Guys'” attacks, so all The Revival had to do was wait out the early storm and focus their offense on The Suntan Biker Man’s bum leg.
Anderson eventually made it back in to spell his partner, but after Dawson sent Gallows tumbling into the steel steps, an impeccably-timed tag sent Anderson sprinting headfirst into a waiting Shatter Machine. So Dash & Dawson outsmarted and outwitted their opponents thanks to sneakiness, scouting and some pinpoint timing. If Gallows & Anderson think that makes them nerds, it might not be as bad as they think it is.