Jordan Huie of the Overtimer here, continuing to give you the coverage of WWE TLC as it’s going on. We are about an hour and fifteen minutes into WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs and we got to our second of three tag team title matches of the night.
However, while the other two couldn’t possibly end in a non-finish, the same did not hold true for this one. The Viking Raiders sent out an open challenge to all comers to come and get a shot at their WWE Raw Tag Team Championships, and as foreshadowed, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows of the OC came out to answer! Thus the match began but it did not reach a natural conclusion.
You can see an excerpt of my recap of this match below:
Ivar with a handspring double back elbow starts the comeback, tag to Erik, Viking Experience to Anderson but Gallows breaks up the fall! Big Tree Bomb on Erik, Ivar with a shot but eats a big boot and everyone is down! On the outside, Erik with big forearms to both men but gets sent out into the crowd! Ivar with a suicide dive wipes out both men! And the ref is counting… double ten count finish.
Winners: N/A (Double Count Out)
Crowd boos, chant of “Bullshit”. Afterwards, Gallows and Anderson attack the Viking Raiders, grab a KFC table at ringside (really wasn’t worth discussing) and pull it aside, knocking over much food in the process. Viking Raiders make their comeback, double powerbomb takes Anderson through the KFC table.
This is the first time in what seems like like a good while that we’ve seen a title match end in DQ or count out on a PPV-like staqe. It’s perhaps unsurprising though, given that they have teased this feud over time quite a bit so it is very likely to get an actually announced-in-advance rematch sooner than later.