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WWE NXT Tag Team Championships Relinquished

NXT Tag Team Championships

WWE has announced that the NXT Tag Team Championships have been declared vacant, with new champions due to be crowned on the 12 April edition of NXT 2.0.

A WWE.com statement has confirmed that the NXT Tag Team Championships have been declared vacant, with the titles to be decided on the upcoming broadcast of NXT 2.0, airing on Tuesday, 12 April. No competitors have been confirmed for the match as of yet.

The previous champions, MSK, had only just regained the championships from Imperium’s Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel at Stand And Deliver on 2 April in a hectic three-way match that also included The Creed Brothers. Their reign now becomes the second-shortest in NXT history at a mere six days.

This comes shortly after Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp reported that Nash Carter, one-half of MSK, had been released from WWE. Carter has been accused of mental and physical abuse by his wife and IMPACT Wrestling star Kimber Lee, although his release is said to have stemmed from Lee tweeting a photo of Carter with his moustache shaved to match that of Adolf Hitler’s while performing a Nazi salute.

Introduced in 2013, there have been a total of 26 NXT Tag Team Championships reigns, alongside one other instance of the titles being vacated. The inaugural champions were the British Ambition pairing of Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey, who were champions for a recognised 83 days after winning an eight-team tournament.

MSK’s signing to WWE was confirmed on 2 December 2020 as they were pictured alongside their fellow WWE Performance Center recruits. Debuting the following month, the former Dezmond Xavier and Zachary Wentz wasted no time in becoming the new NXT Tag Team Champions that April after winning the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.