5 things you need to know about American Alpha
The crowd at the WWE Draft show erupted the moment when Daniel Bryan announced that Jason Jordan and Chad Gable were being called up to SmackDown Live. It was arguably the biggest reaction to any of SmackDown’s picks including WWE Champion Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles.
Jordan and Gable has established themselves as one of the best tag-teams in the world over the past year and captured the NXT Tag-Team Championship at NXT TakeOver: Dallas from arch rivals The Revival. American Alpha have been called up to SmackDown to head a thin division, but if anyone can make their opponents look credible its Jordan and Gable.
Some casual fans may be unfamiliar with the Alpha’s, so it’s time to take a look at some things fans might not know about SmackDown Live’s hottest new tag-team.
5: They’re both homegrown Superstars
The WWE Performance Centre often doesn’t get enough credit, especially with the whole host of indie wrestlers who’ve recently signed with NXT. Jason Jordan and Chad Gable are just the latest in a long line of homegrown Superstars who’ve flourished in NXT before getting called up to the main roster, a list which includes the Four Horsewomen, Baron Corbin, Tyler Breeze, Nia Jax and Big E.
Jordan started in WWE development for FCW all the way back in 2011, before it’s was rebranded as NXT, with Chad Gable joining him two years later. Although both of them were amateur wrestlers, they have only ever wrestled professionally for WWE and are as homegrown as it gets for WWE Superstars.