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Blake & MurphyNXT; Unsuccessful Beginnings

In August, 2014, Wesley Blake shed his previous cowboy gimmick to form a team with Buddy Murphy.

On the August 14th episode of NXT, Blake and Murphy were defeated by The Lucha Dragons, in the first round of the tag team tournament to decide the number one contenders for the NXT Tag Team Championships.

The remainder of the year didn’t go much better for the pair, as they suffered several losses to both The Lucha Dragons and The Vaudevillians. They were also unsuccessful in a battle royal to crown new number one contenders, when they were eliminated by The Ascension.

Change In Fortunes; NXT Tag Team Champions

Blake and Murphy started 2015, in much better fashion by picking up their first televised victory, which came at the expense of The Vaudevillians, on the January 21st episode of NXT. This victory led to an NXT Tag Team Championship match seven days later, in which Blake and Murphy defeated The Lucha Dragons to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions.

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Blake & Murphy after winning the NXT Tag Team Championships

Blake and Murphy would back this win up at NXT TakeOver: Rival, when they retained the championships by once again defeating The Lucha Dragons.

Alexa Bliss Joins The Group

After ending the feud with The Lucha Dragons, Blake and Murphy transitioned into a feud with Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady. Amore and Cassady were desperate to take the titles from Blake and Murphy, and Blake and Murphy seemed set on taking the affections of Carmella away from Amore and Cassady.

On the May 13th episode of NXT, Blake and Murphy distracted Carmella in her match with Alexa Bliss, costing Carmella the win.

At NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, Blake and Murphy defended the NXT Tag Team Championships against Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady. During the match, Alexa Bliss came to the ring and attacked Carmella and Amore, allowing Blake and Murphy to secure the victory and retain the championships.

Losing the Championships

At NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, Blake and Murphy lost the NXT Tag Team Championships to The Vaudevillians.