The Authors of Pain def. TM61 to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with Paul Ellering suspended above the ring in the Crash Cage
With WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering suspended above the ring in the Crash Cage as a means to make sure he would not interfere, The Authors of Pain took on the dynamic tandem TM61 in the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
The bruisers, Rezar and Akam, were aggressive in the early goings, seemingly not deterred by Ellering’s lingering presence above the ring. However, Shane Thorne and Nick Miller fought back ferociously, showing no fear in the face of the far larger Superstars, including Thorne taking a death-defying leap off the structure that held the Crash Cage into place onto The Authors of Pain.
However, in the end, Ellering, still attempting to bend the rules even while being held captive above the ring, dropped Rezar a chain from above behind the referee’s back, ultimately leading the terrifying tandem to connect with The Last Chapter on Thorne with for the win to secure the prestigious Dusty Rhodes Cup.