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Consider this my first shot of adrenaline. I feel like with the daily grind, my love of wrestling has taken a hit in recent months and I asked around for some suggestions to pump some life back into me. This absolutely did the trick. The best tag team match I've seen since I can even remember. I liked all the neat little heel tricks we got from the beginning, but also that them working this style doesn't feel like a cutesy in-joke about an era gone by -- the stuff they wanted to get certain reactions got the desired reactions, and with a smart crowd at that. The leg stuff at the end felt a little tacked on when it wasn't really part of the match up until that point at all, but I don't see that as a huge negative, or maybe not even a negative at all. Doing it the way they did felt like it had contextual meaning that probably went over my head. I'm also not really a fan of babyfaces submitting. But I loved everything else about this -- the match was made by Dash and Dawson pulling some stuff out of mothballs that hasn't been done for years, making it fresh again. They served many masters by doing all the nearfalls that are sort of a requisite for a big WWE match but also building drama from the opening bell to the bitter end and not compromising their tag team vision in the slightest. Great match. ****1/4
Very good match with great storytelling & action. The Revival/#DIY dynamic brought the psychology & kept the match together while Authors of Pain did their power/monster thing. The match was a little long in the tooth, though - and the drama dissipated once #DIY was out of the equation. The Revival did the best they can as situational faces, to be fair, but the Authors of Pain cannot work a compelling control segment for their life. Rating: ***¾
ShittyLittleBoots posted a topic in October 2015First time I had ever seen Dash & Dawson in action, and they put on really good performances - you could see that they had a good thing already back then. The psychology of Bálor's leg was wonderful, and Bálor sold it really, really well. The best tag match on the show for sure. ***1/2
ShittyLittleBoots posted a topic in January 2017An early WWE TV MOTYC for 2017 - The Revival & DIY showcased their excellent chemistry once again in this banger. As always, Revival's sneaky heel tactics ruled, the leg work was awesome & Johnny Gargano was at it again with that excellent selling of his. Then the ending was like cherry on top - the visual of Dash & Dawson hugging each other before getting killed by Gargano & Ciampa was pretty epic. Absolutely not on the same level as their 2 classics from 2016 - but it didn't need to be. Great match. ****