On Night One of NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver, the vacant NXT Tag Team Championship was contested in a triple threat match. The championship in question was recently relinquished following a legitimate injury sustained by Danny Burch. As a result, Burch and Oney Lorcan were forced to vacate their titles. From there, it was decided that new NXT Tag Team Champions would be decided at Stand and Deliver. In the second-to-final match of the night, MSK (Wes Lee and Nash Carter,) Legado Del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde,) and Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake and Zack Gibson) battled for the titles. By the end, it was MSK that emerged NXT Tag Team Champions for the first time.
This match pit three unique styles against one another. While MSK utilized fast-paced offense, Legado Del Fantasma focused on using lucha libre offense, and Grizzled Young Veterans fought with brutal, British wrestling. Nonetheless, the goal was the same for each team: to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions. There were many instances where the match seemed decided, such as Grizzled Young Veterans applying a grueling submission on MSK. Each team was on top of their game at NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver. The match concluded when MSK hit their finishing tandem maneuver on Gibson for the three-count. MSK were crowned the new NXT Tag Team Champions.
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MSK made their NXT debut earlier this year. In January, Wes Lee and Nash Carter entered the 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Though they were the new team on the block, MSK performed well. More importantly, at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day, MSK defeated fellow finalists Grizzled Young Veterans to win the entire tournament. Avid wrestling fans know that this isn’t the first instance of tag team gold that MSK has won. They have been tag team titleholders in various organizations, Combat Zone Wrestling and IMPACT Wrestling among them.
What awaits MSK now that they are the new NXT Tag Team Champions? It’s safe to say that Legado Del Fantasma and Grizzled Young Veterans will be gunning for them, especially given their own spirited performances at TakeOver: Stand and Deliver. Keep in mind, however, that there are other tandems in the NXT tag team division waiting in the wings. Regardless, MSK will be a difficult team to unseat.
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