I'm catching up on NXT Takeover, and I know what you said about The Ascension, but I can't help but think these guys aren't even close to ready.
They're garbage in the ring, their mannerisms are embarrassingly self-serious, and they look like an HBO Real Sex episode of aging S&M fetishists.
How will this 1998 industrial music enthusiast shit translate to the main roster?
They aren't ready because they only ever wrestled in 2 minute squash matches and never learned how to work a longer standard tag match. The best thing about them was the entrance, and they destroyed that by switching the bombastic classical score out for the generic hard rock, so I don't hold out a lot of hope for their long-term future. Thing is, though, both Konnor and Viktor are into their 30s and they're not gonna make a career out of sitting in developmental, so much like Adam Rose it's either take a shot now or cut them loose. And it's not like we haven't seen a million monster heel tag teams in the past, so they know what to do with them to protect them. Keep it short and explosive, get someone to talk for them, don't sell a bunch. Easy peasy. They will undoubtedly fuck it up, but it SHOULD be easy.