The Authors of Pain def. American Alpha
Before American Alpha could even make it to the ring, The Authors of Pain blindsided the tag team, unleashing a vicious assault. The mysterious monsters then strode to the squared circle with WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering as General Manager William Regal and officials checked in on Jason Jordan & Chad Gable.
Fearlessly, but perhaps recklessly, the former NXT Tag Team Champions got back up and charged their monstrous rivals, sending them from the ring. Despite the setback, a calm and collected Ellering ordered his behemoths back into the squared circle as the referee rang the bell to finally start the match.
Amid their heated battle, Jordan & Gable somehow managed to fight their way back, suplexing their larger foes around the ring. Unfortunately for the athletic duo, their momentum was forcefully shut down after The Authors of Pain delivered a vicious clothesline for the victory. With American Alpha getting drafted to SmackDown Live Tuesday night in the 2016 WWE Draft, it seems their impressive NXT run has ended in defeat.