NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain def. #DIY and The Revival
New NXT Tag Team Championships, same NXT Tag Team Champions.
After William Regal unveiled the revamped NXT Tag Team Titles, The Authors of Pain went ahead and retained the right to hold them, knocking off #DIY and The Revival in a savage Triple Threat Elimination Match that signified a new era of dominance for Paul Ellering’s twin goliaths.
#DIY and The Revival quickly realized their best shot was to join forces against AOP, and while the alliance was tenuous at first, they quickly got on the same page to take AOP out of the game: After Johnny Gargano and Scott Dawson joined forces for a combo of the Gargano Escape and a reverse Figure-Four Leglock, they administered #DIY’s double kick to the face, while Tommaso Ciampa and Dash Wilder linked up for a Shatter Machine.
Of course, such an alliance was too good to last, and after Dawson superplexed Ciampa onto the assembled Superstars at ringside, Rezar tagged back in to dispatch Ciampa with the Last Chapter.
Now alone with the champions, The Revival administered every tag team maneuver they could think of, even trying some of the chicanery that made them the first-ever two-time NXT Tag Team Champions. It wasn’t enough. AOP muscled their way back to the advantage and hit The Revival with the Super Collider for the win. The Book of Pain continues …