Less than three months after making their debut, MSK are NXT Tag Team Champions.
At NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver night one tonight, MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) defeated The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) and Legado Del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde) in a triple threat match to win the NXT Tag Team titles. Lee pinned Gibson after MSK hit a double-team corkscrew blockbuster with Lee jumping from the second rope.
The NXT Tag Team titles were declared vacant last month after Danny Burch suffered a separated shoulder. Before having to relinquish the titles, Burch & Oney Lorcan had been the NXT Tag Team Champions since October of last year.
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MSK (former Rascalz Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) made their NXT debut as entrants in this year’s men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. They won the tournament, defeating Isaiah “Swerve” Scott & Jake Atlas, Drake Maverick & Killian Dain, Legado Del Fantasma, and The Grizzled Young Veterans along the way.
Tonight was the first time MSK have wrestled since Lee suffered a broken hand while facing The Grizzled Young Veterans in the Dusty Classic finals this February. In storyline, Lee’s injury was blamed on an attack by The Grizzled Young Veterans. MSK were supposed to challenge Burch & Lorcan for the NXT Tag Team titles last month, but that was delayed due to Lee’s injury. Burch & Lorcan vs. MSK then never happened due to Burch separating his shoulder.