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Chad Gable says American Alpha are not clones of World's Greatest Tag Team

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Chad Gable and Jason Jordan have taken Smackdown LIVE by storm thus far and are, arguably, the hottest tag team in the WWE at present.

After arriving at the Blue Brand in the WWE draft, the NXT alumni have been well positioned on Tuesday nights and have put a win-streak together since their debut.

Their 'gimmick' plays off their real-life accomplishments as amateur wrestlers. Jordan was a NCAA division 1 wrestler and Gable wrestled at the 2012 Olympics.

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Give that their collective name is American Alpha, many fans have suggested the team bears a striking resemblance to old, successful WWE tag team: World's Greatest Tag Team.

Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Hass - also highly decorated wrestlers - broke in under Kurt Angle back in 2002 and were originally coined Team Angle.

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As an all-wrestling, all-American and interracial team, the comparisons were inevitable. However, speaking to Rolling Stone magazine to promote SummerSlam, Gable insists the WWE aren't trying to recreate a former team through American Alpha.

"We like to combine and watch everything," Gable said. "Obviously we've seen their stuff. It wasn't a deliberate thing that we wanted to be like those guys, but I mean, we're amateur wrestlers and we want to wear singlets. And it just so happens that we somewhat resemble them. If you're going to ask me who we would say is influential to us, I'd say it's more of the Steiner Brothers.

"They're someone we watch constantly. Those guys were ahead of their time, in my opinion. We've been watching so much of their older stuff lately, and some of the stuff they were doing in the 80s was so ahead of its time. We want to be that version, today. We want people to look back on us and say, 'Man, those guys were ahead of their time.' We want to be new and fresh, and we want people to get the same feeling from us that they did from the Steiners."

The young duo - Gable 30, Jordan, 27 - are exciting to watch in the ring and the WWE fans have taken to them straight away. Angle has commented in the past that he would love to work with the tag team, do you think that would be good for them? Let us know below.

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