The last time Riddick Moss & Tino Sabbatelli tangled with adversaries Heavy Machinery, it exposed the first signs of trouble between Moss & Sabbatelli. Yet, even after having their partnership tested further in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, the pompous powerhouses seemed more coherent as a unit than ever before as they reignited their rivalry with Otis Dozovic & Tucker Knight.
Heavy Machinery, however, weren’t going down without a fight. Knight survived Moss & Sabbatelli’s sly combo attack and tagged Dozovic into the action. Big Doz crashed into the elite athletes with rapid-fire avalanche splashes, much to the NXT Universe’s delight. Soon after, the match broke down into an all-out brawl, and after a fiery exchange of moves, all four Superstars were down on the canvas.
That’s when things took a dark turn. Recent NXT signings The War Raiders — the world-beating alliance of Hanson & Rowe — rushed the ring and barraged both teams. They unleashed a series of head-caving strikes and dynamic double-team moves, capped off by the 300-plus-pound Hanson coming off the top rope with a leg drop on Sabbatelli as Rowe drove Sabby into the mat with a side slam.
Having ravaged two of NXT’s premier tag teams in a matter of seconds, Hanson & Rowe ferociously pounded their chests, leaving no doubt that the landscape of the division will never be the same again.