Save for the most stringent of haters, it’s been painfully clear for a while now that The Revival’s ascension to championship status was a matter of when, not if, and the two-time NXT Tag Team Champions finally made good on their promise to dethrone Bobby Roode & Chad Gable in a 25-minute showcase that saw them employ all of their (extensive) tag team acumen and become Raw Tag Team Champions for the first time.
It was a clinic in every sense of the word, but don’t think that Roode & Gable were schooled. The champs hung tough with Dash & Dawson at every turn; three months of championship matches will, of course, give you a leg up when it comes to knowing your opponents’ tendencies, and Gable in particular seemed to be dishing out suplexes at will to anything that moved. But The Revival had been learning from their losses as well: Dawson saved Wilder from a brutal-looking neckbreaker-German suplex combo at the last possible second, and thanks to a timely tag, they were lying in wait for Gable to go high-risk. When he did, they caught him mid-flight with the Shatter Machine to win the titles. The match was a classic, and the "Top Guys" won. Just the way they like it.