NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain def. #DIY by Disqualification

The Authors of Pain vs. #DIY - NXT Tag Team Championship Match: WWE NXT, March 1, 2017

Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa try to topple the monstrous duo of Akam & Rezar and reclaim the NXT Tag Team Titles in this rematch from TakeOver: San Antonio. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

#DIY enacted their official rematch clause against NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain, coming for a fight against the towering titleholders.

Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa began the contest laser-focused as they jumped out of the gate swinging. The former titleholders’ momentum wouldn’t last long, though, as Akam & Rezar soon neutralized Ciampa and began to relentlessly brutalize the bearded bruiser.

Amazingly, Ciampa withstood the onslaught to tag in Gargano, who proceeded to electrify the NXT Universe with an array of moves on the monstrous Authors of Pain.

After a furious back-and-forth, #DIY planted the 300-plus-pound Rezar with a double powerbomb from the top rope. Rezar still somehow managed to kick out, leading to the Authors setting up their Super Collider maneuver.

Gargano & Ciampa remained one step ahead, reversing the devastating double-team move into dueling submission holds. Just when it seemed like #DIY were about to regain their NXT Tag Team Titles, The Revival interfered, causing a disqualification.

After Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder sent #DIY from the ring, they engaged in a back-and-forth with The Authors of Pain, which eventually ended with Akam suffering the Shatter Machine.

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