NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA vs. The Authors of Pain

NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA vs. The Authors of Pain

Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly will mark their first TakeOver as NXT Tag Team Champions with the toughest assignment imaginable: A title defense against former champions The Authors of Pain.

AOP won the right to challenge The Undisputed ERA at TakeOver: Philadelphia after defeating the previously unbeaten Street Profits. Since then, Paul Ellering has his bad-tempered monsters focused on annihilating Fish & O’Reilly and reclaiming the titles they lost last August.

Whether Akam & Rezar succeed in their mission remains to be seen, but this much is obvious: A fight is going to break out in The City of Brotherly Love.

Simply put, Undisputed ERA and AOP are four of the toughest Superstars on a roster overflowing with top-credentialed combatants. Fish & O’Reilly’s irreverence sometimes overshadows the practical danger of their in-ring attack; both Superstars have extensive training in a variety of grappling arts, not to mention years of experience teaming together. The massive Authors of Pain, meanwhile, are arguably the most dominant tag team in recent history, and at one point went undefeated for many months.

The NXT Universe got a sneak peek of what’s in store for TakeOver when the two units crossed paths during the unforgettable return of WarGames last November. Undisputed ERA prevailed in that nine-Superstar brawl, but will that be the case when the NXT Tag Team Titles are on the line on Jan. 27? Or will The Authors of Pain, who Ellering has ominously dubbed the “judge, jury and executioner,” take back the championship by force?

Don’t miss out when Undisputed ERA and AOP go head-to-head tonight at NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network Jan. 27, at 8 ET/5 PT.

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