NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival def. Cedric Alexander & Andrade “Cien” Almas (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic First Round Match)
It doesn’t matter if you like them or the way they do things, NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival continue to win. Being the current titleholders isn’t enough for these self-proclaimed “top guys,” who now have their sights set on winning the 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and reaffirming their status as the greatest tag team on the planet.
Their first-round matchup against the high-flying pairing of Cedric Alexander & Andrade “Cien” Almas was no cakewalk, though, as the acrobatic duo kept Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder on their toes. However, in the end, a perfectly executed Shatter Machine to Alexander led to a pinfall victory for the champions.
With Dawson & Wilder moving on to the Second Round, Almas clearly was not pleased. The highly acclaimed luchador has hit a rough patch in NXT in recent weeks, and perhaps his frustration finally boiled over. The fiery competitor blindsided his tag team partner, launching Alexander face-first on top of the steel ring steps as a chorus of boos rang out from the NXT Universe.