Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic return to WWE NXT announced. The annual tournament will kick off in the coming fortnight.
The WWE have announced the return of their somewhat annual tag team tournament, The Dusty Rhodes Classic. The announcement was made during the Breezango vs. Grizzled Young Veterans tag match on tonight’s episode of WWE NXT.
The event will take place two weeks from now on January 13. There is no word on which teams will participate so far. That will be revealed on New Year’s Evil next week. The winners will receive the Dusty Cup and a shot at Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch’s NXT Tag Team championship.
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic return to WWE NXT announced
— WWE (@WWE) December 31, 2020
The Dusty Rhodes Classic started way back in 2015 as a tribute to the late Dusty Rhodes. It is a single-elimination tournament including eight or 16 tag-teams. As mentioned before, the winners are awarded the Dusty Cup and an opportunity to challenge the reigning NXT Tag Team Champions.
Previous winners include current NXT Champion Finn Balor and the number one contender Kyle O’Reilly. Balor won it alongside Samoa Joe while O’Reilly did it with the Undisputed Era. Th previous winners of the tournament were Riddle and Pete Dunne who also went on to dethrone the Undisputed Era to become the tag team champions.
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