The NXT Tag Team division is loaded with competition right now and some of the best tag teams in the world compete to gain an advantage.
The competition is fierce but the landscape is always changing and there is always another team ready to step up and challenge the champions.
A new threat
Now a new team has emerged who have already captured the attention of the NXT universe and made a statement in the ring.
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The team formerly known as TMDK (The Mighty Don’t Kneel) won its first match in impressive fashion over former NXT Tag Team Champions, Blake & Murphy, on Wednesday’s edition of NXT.
While the duo thrilled fans while they were in the ring, they showed another set of skills after the match.
Following the match, a WWE.com Exclusive featured an interview with the two members of TM-61, Nick Miller and Shane Thorne were allowed to display their abilities on the microphone.
The two fluently delivered their plan of attack to the interviewer. The goal is clear for TM-61: the NXT Tag Team Championships.
Despite being stripped of an excellent tag team name and being relegated to something that is reminiscent of a Pokémon move, the pair shows tremendous potential to rise atop a talented field of NXT tag teams.
The fact that the pair is already talking about the tag titles should show the confidence that NXT management is giving to the duo.
Having plied their trade together for five years in Pro Wrestling Noah, a lesser-known promotion that also produced Hideo Itami, Daniel Bryan, and Kenta Kobashi, the team has more chemistry than many of the other pairings on the roster.
TM-61’s popularity with the NXT Universe is already growing rapidly, with many intelligent fans recognizing them from the independent circuit.
With the right booking – something NXT rarely lacks – Miller and Thorne can lead the next wave of tag team talent, and snatch the torch from the likes of American Alpha and The Revival.
Full Sail University has thrown their full support behind the young stars, and at this point, not even potential “Will-O-Wisp” chants from the NXT crowd can derail their destiny.
The next era
The recent NXT Takeover: The End of the Beginning event was the signal that the start of NXT is well and truly over and that what comes next, will be something very different.
Over the last 12 months, some of the biggest names in NXT history have left the brand, including Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Enzo and Big Cass.
What comes next is now in the hands of Samoa Joe, Asuka and The Revival as the current champions within NXT.