The Wolves survived two attempts to take away their TNA World Tag Team Titles, with Director of Wrestling Operations MVP putting the pair into two separate matches before removing them from the building, preventing them from helping Eric Young in his World Title match.
Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards emerged victorious from a triple threat match that also included EY’s fellow allies – Austin Aries and Samoa Joe – as well as the team of Willow and Abyss. They then beat Magnus and Bram via disqualification.
Despite the positives, they suffered a vicious beat-down at the hands of Magnus and Bram, who admitted backstage that they had been paid off to take out The Wolves.
As a result, the Tag Team Champions were unable to come to the aid of Young, as he was defeated by Bobby Lashley. The Wolves, Aries and Joe had all come to the ring to ensure EY’s victory over Kenny King at the start of the night, and MVP acted swiftly to ensure they did not repeat their actions.
The Wolves clinched the first match when they hit a double power-bomb on Willow for a three count. Bram brought the second match to an end, hurling a chair into the ring and striking Richards.
After the match, Bram continued to attack with the steel chair while Magnus landed with several foot stomps. Bram placed Edwards’ head inside a chair in an attempt to do more damage, but Willow and Abyss made the save, chasing the heels away.
The intervention clearly indicated that the Willow / Abyss vs. Magnus / Bram feud will be continuing. The imminent arrival of Matt Hardy, the brother of Willow’s alter-ego Jeff Hardy, who has recently signed a new contract, could also influence this storyline.
The Wolves, who debuted in TNA at the start of 2014, have held the TNA World Tag Team titles since Sacrifice, when they defeated the Bro Mans and DJ Zema Ion in a handicap match, ending a long-running feud.
They were allowed a night off from defending their titles at the recent Slammiversary pay-per-view, with both men instead involved in the six-man ladder match for the X Division Title, which was retained by Sanada.
Initially brought in to support MVP in his quest to take control of TNA, The Wolves were part of the Lethal Lockdown match that saw MVP win the right to become Director of Wrestling Operations. However, MVP failed to reveal his true intentions to them – claiming they had ‘too much heart’ – and they became one of MVP’s prime targets when he turned heel. But for now, Richards and Edwards have continued to cling onto their titles.
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