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The Titanic Key Offenders (referred to as TKO) is a professional wrestling stable who currently perform in WWE. The group consists of its leader Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder, Darren Young, and Damien Sandow. Ryder and Young are the current WWE Tag Team Champions, and is on their 4th reign.

HistoryEdit

Formation (2012)Edit

On May 21, 2012 episode of Raw, during a singles match between Dolph Ziggler and Zack Ryder (who is currently feuding with Darren Young who sat on commentary), Damien Sandow came to distract Ryder, allowing Ziggler to hit the Zig Zag on Ryder for the win. After the match, Young attacked both Sandow and Ziggler, standing tall at the end of the match. On May 24 episode of Smackdown, Ziggler and Ryder teams up against the team of Sandow and Young, but the match ended in a no-contest after the League of Nations interfered. The next day, the four was set to face the League of Nations on Payback. At Payback, Ziggler, Ryder, Young, and Sandow, now officially a stable, under the ring name TKO (short for Titanic Key Offenders), defeated the League of Nations. The next day on Raw, Ryder and Young would defeat King Barrett and Alberto Del Rio. On May 31 episode of Smackdown, Ziggler and Sandow would beat Sheamus and Rusev. On the following weeks of Raw and Smackdown, all members of TKO began competing in singles matches. On June 4 episode of Raw, Ryder would defeat Barrett. On June 7 episode of Smackdown, Sandow would defeat Del Rio with an upset win following distraction from the other three members of TKO. On June 11 of Raw, Young would defeat Rusev via countout. On June 14 of Smackdown, Ziggler would defeat Sheamus. The stable would suffer their first loss after Young lost to Rusev on June 18 of Raw. On June 21 of Smackdown, Ryder defeated Sheamus. TKO would enter the 16-Man Tag Team Tournament for the No.1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championship. On June 25 of Raw, Ryder and Young would defeat Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal of 3MB in the first round. On June 28 of Smackdown, Ryder and Young would defeat The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara). At Extreme Rules, Ryder and Young would defeat Sheamus and King Barrett be the number one contenders for the WWE Tag Team titles, and thus ending their feud. The next night on Raw, while celebrating Ryder's and Young's victory, 3MB confronts the team until a brawl occurs with TKO gaining the upperhand. On July 5 of Smackdown, Ziggler, Ryder, and Young defeated 3MB following distraction from Sandow at ringside. On July 9 of Raw, Ryder and Young would defeat McIntyre and Mahal, then on July 12 of Smackdown, Sandow would defeat Heath Slater. At the Money On July 16 of Raw, Ziggler and Ryder would defeat WWE Tag Team Champions The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) in a non-title match up with 3MB sat on commentary. After the match, the three teams would brawl with TKO once again gaining the upperhand. On July 19 of Smackdown, Ziggler, Ryder, and Young defeated 3MB in a 6-man tag team match to end their feud.

Various championship pursuits (2012-2013)Edit

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