NXT Tag Team Champions #DIY’s celebration was cut short by The Revival and The Authors of Pain
ORLANDO, Fla. – New NXT Tag Team Champions #DIY received a hero’s welcome as they made their first appearance at Full Sail University since their epic win over The Revival at TakeOver: Toronto. Unfortunately, before Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa could even say a word, The Authors of Pain and WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering arrived.
The legendary manager quickly touted his team’s success as the winners of the 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, before previous NXT Tag Champions Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder interrupted. The self-proclaimed “top guys” wisely walked safely around Akam & Rezar as they proclaimed to be the rightful No. 1 contenders to the coveted tag team titles. The Revival’s assertion that The Authors of Pain only won the Dusty Classic because of them prompted Ellering’s monsters to shove Dawson & Wilder to the floor before declaring their next chapter to be written with them as the NXT Tag Team Champions.