On last night’s edition of NXT, Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan shocked the world when they defeated Breezango to lift the NXT Tag Team Championships and turned heel at the same time.
The bout, which was meant to be Breezango defending the titles against The Undisputed Era, changed dramatically when Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish were attacked backstage by a mystery assailant. Presumably the same person who had paid Ridge Holland to attack Adam Cole at NXT TakeOver 31.
With The Undisputed Era unable to compete, Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan were gifted the spot they failed to secure last week when they fell to Fish and Strong in a No.1 Contender’s Match. The constant losses would be the catalyst for what transpired in the main event.
After a hard fought and fun outing, it was the journeyman team who came out on top following interference by a masked man. As the attacker took out Fandango, Danny Burch turned heel and nailed Tyler Breeze with a vicious low blow for the victory.
Once the bell had rang and new champions had been crowned, the mystery attacker pulled off their mask to reveal they were none other than Pat McAfee.
While an alignment between Burch, Lorcan and McAfee will set an otherwise sparse NXT tag team division on fire, the biggest story for those who have followed the career of Danny Burch is the crowning of a new British champion.
From indie sensation to WWE jobber, the Brit has worked and scraped and clawed his way up the food chain to NXT Tag Team Champion. It’s an inspiring story and it will be fascinating to see where the new NXT Tag Team Champions go from here.
Inside the Ropes heartily congratulates Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan on their victory.
You can read the full results from last night’s NXT here.