NXT TakeOver: Orlando Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades

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Elimination Match for the NXT Tag Team Championship
The Authors of Pain (c) vs. DIY vs. The Revival

Result: The Authors of Pain defeat DIY and The Revival via pinfall to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship.

Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars

To open this, we had the brand new NXT Tag Team Championship revealed. A very sleek design, and not too big of a difference from the old look. It didn’t need a big update anyway.

DIY and the Revival quickly got rid of the Author’s, but only for a few minutes. Akam and Rezar got back into the ring and continued things like nothing changed.

Things quickly picked up, though, and brought us to the level we’ve known from the NXT Tag Team Division for the past year-plus. DIY flew around, Dash and Dawson threw fists and AoP ran through everyone like wrecking balls. We still didn’t have any eliminations either.

If you didn’t know, Johnny Gargano is OVER. Constant “Johnny Wrestling” chants blasted their way through the Amway Center.

Another note: Akam had a very strange and awkward torture rack. Probably not a bad idea to get him into the Performance Center to work onit.

OH MY THAT TABLE SPOT! Go back and watch that magic with DIY and The Revival on the WWE Network, because that was worth the price of the subscription alone. Seriously may have been one of the best table spots I’ve seen.

The greatest thing ever was this DIY and Revival alliance. It’s something you never thought you wanted, but made this match. They worked together beautifully to take out the Author’s, who looked like monsters. The crowd ate it all up and soaked it in.

Finally, we had an elimination. AoP took out DIY and were left with the Revival. To say the crowd wasn’t happy with this would be an understatement.

We had these teams go head-to-head for a little over five minutes, with action that really didn’t go over the top like we just saw. Can anything just top what was seen, though? It eventually led to the Super Collider for the win from AoP to get the win.

That’s a Match of the Year candidate, folks. Go back and watch this until you can’t anymore, because it was ridiculously fun and about as quality of a match as it gets. The Revival and DIY were superstars here, while the Authors of Pain played their part. The champs have a long way to go and were clearly No. 3 here, but things like this make them the heels you’re supposed to hate.