Authors of Pain def. Street Profits (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinals Match)
The Authors of Pain’s march toward a second consecutive appearance in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals continues.
Akam & Rezar scored a big Semifinals win over Street Profits, thanks in part to a timely distraction by AOP’s manager, Paul Ellering, as well as a premature celebration by the Profits’ Montez Ford. In reaction to a dynamic series of moves by his teammate Angelo Dawkins, Ford paraded around ringside, drink cup in hand, until he ran across Ellering. Ford offered the WWE Hall of Fame manager a sip, but Ellering knocked the beverage out of Ford’s hands, much to Ford (and the NXT Universe’s) disappointment.
The out-of-ring antics distracted Dawkins from the matter at hand, allowing AOP to bludgeon him with the Last Chapter for the win. AOP now stand one win away from accomplishing what no other team has ever done: becoming two-time winners of the Dusty Classic.