WWE Announces Return of the Dusty Classic

February 22, 2018

NXT General Manager William Regal announced that the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will be returning.

The tournament honoring the memory of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes will begin in two weeks on the March 7 episode of NXT, and the winning tandem will challenge Undisputed ERA’s Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly for the NXT Tag Team Championship  the night beforeWrestlemania at TakeOver: New Orleans.

Teams already been announced are:

  • The Authors of Pain
  • TM-61
  • The Street Profits
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Sanity
  • Riddick Moss & Tino Sabbatelli

This makes the 4th year for the event with last years winners being “The Authors of Pain”


WWE.com has Released the tournament bracket!

Per WWE.com


Eight of NXT’s top duos will compete in the tournament honoring WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. The first round will feature four must-see matches, including a showdown between rising young tag teams Heavy Machinery and Street Profits; a rematch of the 2016 tournament final, the red-hot returning duo of TM61 vs. former Dusty Classic winners The Authors of Pain; the athletic tandem of Riddick Moss & Tino Sabbatelli against the chaos-seeking SAnitY; and what is sure to be a slugfest pitting hard-hitters Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch against the bastions of British Strong Style, Tyler Bate & Trent Seven, aka Moustache Mountain.

Which duos will advance to the second round of the prestigious tag team tournament and come one step closer to challenging for the NXT Tag Team Titles at TakeOver: New Orleans? Tune in to NXT every Wednesday night at 8/7 C on the award-winning WWE Network as the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic returns!

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