#DIY def. Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss
A week after Heavy Machinery called out NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain, #DIY did the same, claiming that they’re still due a two-on-two rematch. Self-proclaimed “Gifted Athletes” Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss took objection — believing they, too, deserve a title opportunity — paving the way for an impromptu tag team bout between the pairs.
Boasting two of NXT’s most impressive athletic backgrounds (Sabbatelli played six seasons in the NFL and Moss was a star linebacker for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers), the blue-chippers used their insane physicality to put #DIY on their heels. Yet, Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano’s well-honed teamwork ultimately won out as they clobbered Moss with the Meeting in the Middle for a pinfall victory.
Afterward, NXT General Manager William Regal announced that #DIY would, in fact, be the next challengers to Akam & Rezar, taking on AOP at TakeOver: Chicago. Though the Authors’ manager, Paul Ellering, insisted that such a ruling would spell the end of #DIY, Regal wasn’t done yet, and he revealed the match on Saturday, May 20, will be a Ladder Match.