Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch def. Raul Mendoza & Humberto Carrillo
Since jumping back into the swing of things last month, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch have been on a rampage, drawing a line between themselves and the competition within NXT’s loaded Tag Team division. This week, though, the bruisers-in-arms met a new challenge in the form of the high-flying tandem of Raul Mendoza & Humberto Carrillo.
Where Lorcan & Burch’s ground-and-pound style procured the duo swift success in prior matches, Mendoza & Carrillo slowed them down with their combined catlike agility. Mendoza dropped both Lorcan and Burch with a missile dropkick, which signaled a bump in the road for the brawlers’ comeback plans. Out of adversity, though, comes opportunity. Once Burch found room to capitalize – countering a running attack by Mendoza with a hip toss into the middle turnbuckle – Lorcan took out Carrillo with a jaw-shifting forearm, and the pair later sent off Mendoza with a double-team DDT for the victory.