Today is the day! Today he returns to NXT on Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, the most famous couples tournament in WWE. And he does it in style on tonight’s NXT show with those who were champions, Undisputed ERA, opening fire against veterans such as Fandango and Tyler Breeze, Breezango.
But the thing does not stop there since we will also have another great fight, the one that will face Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Ever-rise and much more. You can follow the start of the tournament live thanks to the special coverage that we will do in Super Fights.
Broserweights, the latest winners of the Dusty Rhodes tag Team Classic
► Who will participate in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic?
The tournament honoring one of the creators of NXT (as we know it today), Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, will kick off tonight with 12 teams ready to do anything to succeed the Broserweights who took the cup in 2020 to the throne after beating Grizzled Young Veterans.
The announced teams are as follows:
August Gray & Curt Stallion The Bollywood Boyz Breezango Drake Maverick & Killian Dain Ever-Rise The Grizzled Young Veterans Imperium Jake Atlas & Isaiah «Swerve» Scott Kushida & Leon Ruff
Legacy of the Ghost (Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza)
The Undisputed ERA (Adam Cole & Roderick Strong) The Way (Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory)
At a quick glance at the list, several things stand out. The first, the couple of Jake Atlas and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, since in recent weeks both have faced each other in individual fights and it seemed that they had started a rivalry that, for now, they will put aside. Another of the couples that catch our attention is the one formed by the Bollywood Boyz, whom we have not seen compete in NXT for several years.
► A bit of history
Since the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic was held for the first time in 2015Winning the tournament has meant a trip to stardom. The first edition, it was taken by the couple formed by Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe, after defeating Baron Corbin and Rhyno in the final. In 2016, The Authors of Pain, already directed by Paul Ellering, took the lead by beating TM-61 within NXT TakeOver: Toronto.
2018 was one of the most remembered editions, even to this day, as it led to the betrayal of Roderick Strong to his teammate Pete Dunne which cost them the tournament in favor of Undisputed ERA. Aleister Black and Ricochet triumphed the following year (against The Forgotten Sons), in a tournament that earned them promotion to the main cast and their first participation (as a team) in WrestleMania, where they fought for the Couples Championship.
Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe with the Rhodes family in the first edition
Finally, last year 2020, Pete Dunne and Riddle took the prized cup by defeating Grizzled Young Veterans in the final, who already knew what it was like to achieve team glory in NXT UK.
What will happen in the new edition of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic? Do not miss it and follow the live coverage that we will do tonight on the web.