The pair of Derrick & Johnny were on-again off-again friends and enemies. With an antagonistic relationship, they've fought against one another as much as they've paired. In particular was their feud over the love of Maxine. Curtis almost married her by misleading her about Bateman's social media activities.
Prior to being rivals and a brief tag team on NXT, they were FCW tag team champions.
- Jan 25: both eliminated by Brodus Clay in 4-way
- Feb 22: Johnny defeated both Brodus Clay and Derrick, eliminating Derrick from Season 4.
- July 1: Derrick defeats Johnny in a dark match.
- Dec 28: Derrick defeats Johnny