16 Ups & 4 Downs From AEW Double Or Nothing 2019

2. Tag Team Angle Underwhelms

Super Smash Bros

The Best Friends vs. Jack Evans & Angelico clash yielded an unexpected post-match angle, with the lights cutting as Trent Beretta and Chuck Taylor were trying to hug it out with the losers. Indie veterans the Super Smash Bros were stood in the ring when they returned. Then, another cut, and an army of nameless grapplers in black and green masks.

They laid waste to the guys who'd just wrestled in a move designed to provoke shock and promote the tag division's newfound depth. Sadly, though, it didn't get over.

Rather than getting into the angle, the crowd chanted "who are you?!" at Evil Uno and Player Dos. Watching at home, the commentary team had no answers either. Marvez, Ross, and Excalibur didn't even mention their names, which was ridiculous, and a confused aura spread through the building as Uno and Dos posed with their army of Craters to close the scene.

A decent angle framework that would've worked had it starred a better-known tandem.

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