NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival def. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady
“Bitter” only begins to describe the rivalry between NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival and Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady heading into WWE Roadblock, thanks to Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder’s repeat attacks on the popular challengers. First, The Revival blitzed Cassady last October, leaving the big man with a sprained MCL, then security footage caught the champions ambushing Amore outside the WWE Performance Center weeks ago.
With so much bad blood between them, it’s little surprise the title contest was packed with fisticuffs and bad intentions. NXT’s throwback tag team champions tried to use underhanded tactics to gain control, but Amore’s unorthodox offense and Big Cass’ strength nullified their tricks at the outset. Cassady launched his own partner every which way, first onto Dawson, then Wilder, and then, when the champions retreated to the floor, onto both members of The Revival.
The Revival’s unabashed old-school mentality soon took over, however, with Dawson cutting off the ring and preventing Amore from tagging in Cassady. When it looked like Amore was about to break free and dive toward a tag, Dawson brutally tackled him out of the ring. Dawson’s overeagerness got the better of him and he ran shoulder-first into the ring post, giving Amore a chance to tag in 7-feet of realness. Cassady dropped an Empire Elbow on Wilder and booted him before bringing Amore back into the ring. When the action spilled to the outside, Dawson tried to use Carmella as a shield. The Princess of Staten Island slapped him, but Cassady nonetheless walked into a high-impact Shatter Machine on the floor moments later.
Amore valiantly tried to fight off both members of The Revival as Cassady recovered outside, even landing a top-rope DDT on Wilder. In the end, however, the numbers advantage would not be overcome, and The Revival crushed Amore with a top-rope variation of the Shatter Machine to retain their titles.