#DIY def. Moustache Mountain
If there are two tag teams that define NXT and NXT UK, respectively, it’s #DIY and Moustache Mountain. So, their dream-match battle at Worlds Collide distilled the entire evening’s spirit into about 20 minutes: Some sportsmanship, some good-natured preening, a smattering of straight-up brutality and a moment of triumph — namely, a victory for #DIY in their first match as an NXT tag team in 10 months.
All of which isn’t to say that Moustache Mountain — dubbed NXT UK’s “Founding Fathers” and themselves former NXT Tag Team Champions — simply ceded the stage to Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano. They more than made good on their promise to “beat the **** out of” the two former NXT Champions; while Trent Seven happily ceded a posedown to Ciampa, he almost singlehandedly took #DIY out of commission when things started getting “chippy,” as Tom Phillips put it, down the stretch. Similarly, Ciampa’s bold test of strength against Tyler Bate came back to bite him when he was handily overpowered by the “Big Strong Boi.”
A handful of miscommunications seemed to doom Moustache Mountain, but remarkably, Bate & Seven managed to either recover from or reverse them entirely. Still, #DIY quickly reverted their strategy to divide and conquer, isolating Seven to bait Tyler into a double dropkick, then downing Trent with Meeting in the Middle to earn the win. And then, when all was said and done, the two teams shook hands to the tune of a standing ovation and embraced in celebration of a match well fought. It’s all about that, too.