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#6. American Alpha vs. The Revival — NXT Tag Team Championship Match – NXT TakeOver: The End…

Watching this match in slow-motion might be the best way to enjoy it: The action is so fast, furious and crisply executed that the finer details may be lost in the sheer speed at which it unfolds on the screen. With twin wrestling machines American Alpha defending their titles against satin-jacket bruisers The Revival, the NXT Universe expected a contest of the highest caliber, and they got one, plus a little history to boot: Revival’s eventual win made them the first team to hold the NXT Tag Team Championship on two separate occasions.

NXT Results and Photos – July 6th 2016

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NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival def. American Alpha (2-out-of-3 Falls Match)

Tensions were running high as The Revival and American Alpha awaited the opening bell of their 2-out-of-3 Falls Match for the NXT Tag Team Championship. Dash & Dawson found themselves retreating quickly in the opening moments of the match, as Chad Gable slipped out of Dash Wilder’s clutches and applied an ankle lock that could have ended the first fall. American Alpha turned the tides of the fall in their favor, but Gable took a nasty fall to the arena floor that put The Revival right back in control.

Dash & Dawson did everything they could to put Alpha away in the first fall, whether it was bending the rules or crushing Gable with a Veg-O-Matic off the top rope. Nothing could stop Gable, and he finally tagged Jordan in. The red-hot Jordan injected some life into the match, bulldozing through The Revival and picking up the first fall by forcing Wilder to tap out to an ankle lock.

However, The Revival had targeted Jordan’s leg in the first fall, which paid off shortly after the second fall started, as Scott Dawson trapped Jordan in an inverted Figure-Four Leglock. Wilder prevented Gable from breaking up the hold, leaving Jordan no choice but to tap out.

With the bout even at one fall apiece, the third fall was electric from the start. Both teams threw everything they had at each other, trying to quickly put an end to this epic contest. Dawson went back to the submission that won the second fall on Jordan, but Gable saved the day with a diving headbutt from the top rope. The bout spilled out to the apron, where Gable tried to German suplex Dawson to the arena floor. In the end, Dawson emerged from the struggle with the advantage, with Dash creeping up behind him to deliver a bone-jarring Shatter Machine on the ring apron that sealed the third fall for The Revival, giving them a 2-1 victory and ensuring that they held onto the NXT Tag Team Championship.

NXT Results and Photos – June 29th 2016

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The Revival find out when their next title defense will be

Immediately after their victory, Gargano & Ciampa made it clear that they felt an NXT Tag Team Title match with The Revival was theirs for the taking. However, former champions American Alpha begged to differ. Jason Jordan & Chad Gable, who are owed a rematch against Dash & Dawson, said that the line for a title match starts with them.

The Revival disagreed with both teams, declaring that they dictate when they’ll defend their titles. NXT General Manager William Regal quickly arrived, reminding Dash & Dawson that he runs the show. But while Regal agreed that Gargano & Ciampa are deserving of a title opportunity and will get one in the future, the score needed to be settled between The Revival and American Alpha first. That will happen next week on WWE Network, when the two square off for the NXT Tag Team Championship in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match!

A disappointed Gargano & Ciampa shook Jordan & Gable’s hands before leaving the ring. American Alpha was ready for their title showdown next week, but unfortunately, not for the blindside attack from The Authors of Pain. The monstrous duo demolished Jordan, Gable, Gargano and Ciampa handily while Paul Ellering watched the carnage unfold. Whoever walks out of next week’s title match will certainly have to keep an eye out for the devastating Authors of Pain.

Video: American Alpha Facebook Q&A The 10 Most Exciting Tag Teams Ever

#7. American Alpha

Yes, yes, they’re new. Who cares? This team of wrestling machines has been pushing the limit in NXT for close to a year now, riding the wave of a fun catchphrase (“Ready, Willing and Gable”) and the kind of hybrid style that keeps opponents guessing – often fruitlessly – of ways to keep up. True, they aren’t much for high-flying, but Jason Jordan & Chad Gable are mat-game innovators, bending boundaries and opponents’ joints in ways never thought possible. We always used to wonder what would happen if there were two Kurt Angles. Now we know.

Article: American Alpha Interview – WWE NXT Tag Team Sensations

Chad Gable and Jason Jordan recently spoke to The Sport Bible, during NXT’s recent UK tour about being on the NXT roster, the British crowds reception of American Alpha, winning the NXT Tag Team Championship in Dallas, Breaking Ground and several other topics.

Tag team matches are a regular part of professional wrestling and have been for a lengthy period.

The tag team concept is so different, bringing a different style and endless possibilities to the table as well as giving former Smackdown general manager Teddy Long his prized catchphrase.

Single matches are enjoyable but there is something that gravitates fans to the art of tag-team wrestling because of the psychology and furious action that comes with it.

There was a time in WWE where the scope wasn’t on tag team wrestling, but that’s not the case today. A strong blend of styles have culminated in some wonderful tag team match-ups, but the best tag team match in recent memory undoubtedly goes to the classic served up by American Alpha and The Revival at NXT Takeover: The End.

Alpha have transcended into one of the hottest acts in NXT, thanks in part to a series of incredible ovations in NXT’s UK tour in December. Both members of the team, Chad Gable and Jason Jordan, have impressive amateur wrestling credentials. Gable is a former Olympian, while his partner Jordan is a two-time NCAA Division One qualifier; they are legitimately accomplished athletes.

But in the world of WWE, that’s not always enough. It’s all about connecting with the audience, so much so that the in-ring skill can sometimes to take a backseat. However the team of American Alpha are in many ways the perfect tag team, combining flawless technique with natural charisma. They are already being touted as the future of the tag-team division in WWE.

I sat down with the dynamic duo before a NXT live show in Liverpool and was left with no doubt that these two talented and grounded individuals are destined for big things.

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NXT TakeOver: The End Results and Photos – June 8th 2016

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The Revival def. NXT Tag Team Champions American Alpha

The tension between the NXT Tag Team Champions and their challengers was palpable, as the determined duo of Dash & Dawson set out to reclaim the titles they crave. The Revival succeeded early on by isolating Chad Gable, but there was little the surly pair could do to contain the red-hot Jason Jordan, who left The Revival reeling with picture-perfect dropkicks.

The Revival began to resort to nefarious tactics to keep American Alpha from retaining their titles. Dash & Dawson went back to cutting the ring in half, pummeling Gable and doing everything they could to keep the former Olympian from tagging Jordan in. However, Gable finally slipped out of their grasp and sent Jordan into action. Jordan bulldozed through Dash & Dawson, but was slowed down after being sent face-first into the turnbuckles.

All four men engaged in a big scramble, with American Alpha nearly hitting Grand Amplitude, but the wily challengers countered by nailing Jordan with the Shatter Machine to regain the titles and become the only two-time champions in NXT history.

American Alpha’s night, however, was not over. Jordan & Gable barely had any time to process that they had lost the NXT Tag Team Titles when they were ambushed by a pair of monsters clad in combat gear. The titans steamrolled over Jordan & Gable, leaving the former champions in a heap. The NXT Universe was stunned by the demolition, and even more shocked when WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering emerged to call the devastating duo to the back. Why is Ellering in NXT, and who has he unleashed on the tag team division?