The Authors of Pain annihilated their scheduled opponents before the opening bell
Days before their NXT Tag Team Title Match against The Undisputed ERA, The Authors of Pain gave champions Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly every reason to approach TakeOver: Philadelphia with supreme caution.
Akam & Rezar laid waste to their scheduled opponents, Damien Smith & Chris Chase Brown, before the bell even rang, smashing Smith & Brown with stereo Death Valley Drivers into the turnbuckles. AOP grabbed the microphone and bellowed out a warning to Fish & O’Reilly, suggesting the same fate that befell Smith & Brown will be felt by Undisputed ERA this Saturday in Philly. Adding an exclamation point to the statement, AOP then brutalized Smith & Brown with the Super Collider for good measure.