Former WWE superstar Simon Grimm (Gotch), joined Still Real Radio and revealed an idea that he once pictched to WWE creative regarding the NXT Tag-Team Titles that he & his former partner Aiden English, eventually captured at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn.
Here’s an excerpt from that particular portion of the podcast:
Grimm: “One idea I pitched in NXT that I really thought would have been good; this is while Blake and Murphy had the titles and this is before we were in the feud with them. I just thought this would be an interesting way to do it because they wanted us to be heels, so I was like, this would be a good way to get us over as heels and at the same time, it would give a little bit of an injection of energy into the tag division, which at the time was literally us, Blake and Murphy and then Enzo and Cass.”
“The idea was going to be: Blake and Murphy go out there with the tag titles and their opponents don’t come to the ring. They’re declared the winners because their opponents never showed up and this was going to go on for a couple weeks and then it was going to get to a point where they’re starting to get curious why. They’re getting questioned why their opponents don’t show up, they don’t know. Eventually it’s going to lead to them in the ring, waiting for their opponents and we come dragging the bodies out and basically tell them they’re not going to be able to wrestle anyone until they wrestle us. We’re gonna make sure that every single team that goes to wrestle them is going to get hurt before they get to the ring.”
“The whole idea of this is going to be be that eventually, when we take the belts from them, Regal was going to come out as commissioner. His whole idea was going to be: well since you guys decided, you know, you have a whole division that’s very mad at you for what you’re doing, so here’s what we’re going to do. The titles are now on the line in 100 percent of your matches. Not only that, if you’re disqualified, or there’s a count out etc. the titles will change hands. What this was going to do was basically put us in a situation where as heels, there’s a whole division that’s coming after us. Any two guys who they put together have a shot at taking the belts from us legitimately, because it could be through disqualification, count out or anything like that. Eventually when we drop the titles, it’s then a bigger deal because you’ve built us up as these dastardly heels who have been running away essentially and are kind of backed into a corner trying to survive.”