The Superstar Shake-up is notable for moves between Raw and SmackDown LIVE, but don’t forget that some NXT Superstars make the leap every once in a while as well. Raw seems to have gotten a good haul from Full Sail, as The Viking Experience — the reigning NXT Tag Team Champions on the black-and-gold brand — teamed with The Revival to handily knock off previous NXT signees Aleister Black & Ricochet and Raw Tag Team Champions Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins in an Eight-Man Tag Team Match.
The newcomers’ impact was immediate, their unorthodox offense — it wasn’t uncommon to see one bodyslamming the other on top of a downed opponent — impossible to counteract. Their instincts were right on point, too, as Erik & Ivar isolated Hawkins, perhaps in the hopes that he might be easier to defeat coming off his losing streak. Ironically, it wasn’t Hawkins who found himself standing alone but Ryder, who bailed his friend out and was the last man standing at the end of a wild brawl, whereupon The Viking Experience closed in on The Ultimate Broski and flattened him with the Fallout for the victory. It’s anybody’s guess what the Raw Tag Team Title picture will look like at the end of the next two days, but it’s a fair guess that these two will be front and center. Good luck to anyone who tries to prove otherwise.
Article source: WWE.com
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