Authors of Pain vs DIY vs Revival (4-1-2017)

Authors of Pain vs DIY vs Revival (4-1-2017)

Authors of Pain vs DIY (Paul Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa) vs Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson)
****1/2

April 1, 2017
Amway Center in Orlando, FL
NXT Takeover: Orlando
NXT Tag Team Championship; Elimination match

This was the best match of WrestleMania weekend, and it would’ve been ***** had DIY not been eliminated. They and the Revival were putting on a clinic, and they deserve all the credit in the world for working in power move spots with AoP to where they enhanced the match, rather than took away from it.

The highlight to me was after a bunch of crazy action, all six guys stood in the ring in a 3-way staredown and the crowd erupted into “Yes!” chants. That was magical.

But then DIY got eliminated and things fell apart. Without those two talented guys to help carry the match, AoP were exposed for the limited workers they are, and the crowd crapped on their going over because fans just aren’t into them. It ruined an otherwise perfect match. Fortunately DIY were eliminated pretty late in the match, so AoP weren’t in there with Revival too long and it was still overall an excellent match.

This match is only available on the WWE Network, but here are highlights:

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