The NXT UK Tag Team division has become one of the best in WWE. Teams like Gallus, The Hunt, Moustache Mountain, and the two teams in this match make it one of the most competitive around. While Gallus currently holds the gold, the mat belongs to Imperium as they would demonstrate as they looked to avenge a past loss in Coventry to Amir Jordan & Kenny Williams. They would clash with a team who is finding their rhythm in the powerhouse of Ashton Smith & the highflying Oliver Carter.
Imperium Prove Their Dominance
While they didn’t have the Ring General WALTER in their corner, Fabian Aichner and Marcel Bartel are one of the top tag teams in all of WWE, and would represent Imperium proudly on this episode of NXT UK. Things would start off exactly to plan, as Marcel Bartel would shut down Oliver Carter right out of the gate with this submission prowess, working over the arm and neck, before moving to the knee of the highflier. Carter would escape after Bartel attempted a bow and arrow lock, and would deliver a quick kick, but a blind tag to Aichner would stifle any momentum as he would be shut back down by the Italian powerhouse.
Oliver Carter would make the tag to Ashton Smith, who could match the power of Aichner with ease. He would slam him into the mat before tagging Carter in for some tag team offense. Carter would send himself over the top rope onto the back of Smith who launched him back onto Aichner with a big splash for a near fall. Bartel would slip into the ring, but Carter would send him out after a kick in the corner. Things would shift back to Imperium after Bartel pulled the middle rope as Carter went for a Springboard Moonsault, who would slip onto his head. The assault would continue until he slipped out of a suplex from Aichner and make a tag to Smith who came in to clean house.
Smith would show his power and agility as he would hit a huge driver for a nearfall. Carter would tag himself back into the match, and after Smith dropped Aichnet with a big boot, he would backdrop Carter who used the momentum to perform a 450 splash. This would have gotten the win had Bartel not made the save. With Carter being the weaker man, Imperium once again isolated him, and would try for their signature European Bomb, only for Smith to prevent it and Carter to grab another near fall after rolling Aichner up. They would try again for the European Bomb after hitting a Spinebuster & Penalty Kick, this time removing Smith first and Imperium would get the win in a great tag team match.
It’s Not If They Will Be Tag Tean Champions, It’s When
While Gallus has held an iron grip on the NXT UK Tag Team Championships, few view them as the top team. This is especially true with a team the caliber of Imperium in the mix. It will only be a matter of time before they hold all the gold, with WALTER remaining the NXT UK Champion and being unstoppable. Do you think Fabian Aichner & Marcel Bartel will become NXT UK Tag Team Champions soon? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.
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