We know by now that American Alpha lost the WWE NXT Tag Team Championships on WWE NXT Takeover: The End to The Revival. In one of the best tag team matches WWE has seen in quite some time, Chad Gable and Jason Jordan pulled out all the stops but still went down. The Revival are now the first and only two time NXT Tag Team Champions. After the match concluded a new team led by the great Paul Ellering in The Authors of Pain decided to make their presence in NXT known by attacking American Alpha after match.
The plan is that American Alpha will eventually fight the Authors of Pain at some point in the future, possibly at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn. Regardless of when they do, it does look like things changed a lot for them at NXT Takeover. According to The Wrestling Observer, the plan for the tag title match at Takeover was for American Alpha to retain. However, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon called for the change.
The reason for this was because it appears he wants Jason Jordan and Chad Gable to be called up to the main roster very soon. Due to the upcoming WWE Draft, the rosters for WWE RAW and SmackDown will be split. This means there will be a need for new stars to come up from WWE NXT. With the need to continue refreshing the tag team division, American Alpha make a lot of sense to call up.