The first night of NXT TakeOver: Hold On And Deliver, the vacant NXT Tag Team Championship was contested in a triple threat match. The championship in question was recently abandoned following a legitimate injury suffered by Danny burch. Accordingly, Burch and Oney Lorcan were forced to give up their titles. From there, it was decided that the new NXT Tag Team Champions would be decided to Stand up and deliver. In the penultimate match of the evening, MS (Wes lee and Nash carter,) Legado del Fantasma (Raul mendoza and Joaquin wilde,) and Grizzly Young Veterans (James drake and Zack Gibson) fought for the titles. In the end, it was MSK that first emerged NXT Tag Team Champions.
This match pits three unique styles against each other. While MSK used a quick attack, Legado Del Fantasma focused on using lucha libre, and the Grizzled Young Veterans battled with a brutal British struggle. Nevertheless, the goal was the same for each team: to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions. There have been numerous instances where the match seemed decided, such as Grizzled Young Veterans applying a grueling MSK submission. Each team was at the top of their game at NXT TakeOver: Hold On And Deliver. The match ended when MSK pulled off their final tandem maneuver over Gibson for the three-way count. MSK was crowned the new NXT Tag Team Champion.
– WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 8, 2021
MSK debuted at NXT earlier this year. In January, Wes Lee and Nash Carter entered the 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Although they were the new team on the block, MSK performed well. Most importantly, at NXT TakeOver: Day of Vengeance, MSK defeated the other Grizzled Young Veterans finalists to win the entire tournament. Wrestling enthusiasts know this isn’t the first time MSK has won team gold. They have been holders of the team title in various organizations, Fight in combat zone and Struggle IMPACT among them.
What’s next for MSK now that they’re the new NXT Tag Team Champions? It’s safe to say that Legado Del Fantasma and Grizzled Young Veterans will be looking for them, especially given their own animated performances in TakeOver: Stand and Deliver. Keep in mind, however, that there are other tandems in the NXT Tag Division waiting behind the scenes. Either way, MSK will be a tough team to topple.
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