The 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

Discussion in 'NXT' started by Prince Bálor, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Alright! Who's ready for it? You are, you are. I am, I am! Ode to AJ Styles' TNA theme. :yay:


    Anyways, here's more info via WWE.com:
    Bring it on, baybay. My body is ready!​
     
  2. Standard of teams is much better than last year. I won't say that it'll top the CWC - too many weak links - but I'd be surprised if it wasn't a big step above last years. After the first round, it should be pretty hype.
     
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  3. Either itami and ibushi or team Aries (depends on partner) over the Authors of Pain. Shame for either Revival or DIY to go in the second round...
     
  4. Spoiler Updates On The WWE NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Brackets, Injury To Tag Star

    Show Spoiler

    Coming out of tonight's WWE NXT TV tapings, below is an updated look at the brackets for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. The tournament will wrap at "Takeover: Toronto" on November 19th.

    As noted, TJ Perkins was announced as Hideo Itami's replacement due to the neck injury and Roderick Strong was revealed to be Austin Aries' mystery partner. Another change saw Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa advance to the third round due to an injury to NXT Tag Team Champion Scott Dawson.
    First Round Matches:

    * TM-61 defeated Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss
    * Austin Aries and Roderick Strong defeated Otis Bogojevic and Tucker Knight

    * RAW Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins and Kota Ibushi defeated Lince Dorado and Mustafa Ali
    * Sanity defeated Tye Dillinger and Bobby Roode

    * The Authors of Pain defeated The Bollywood Boyz
    * No Way Jose and Rich Swann defeated Tony Nese and Drew Gulak

    * NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival defeated Cedric Alexander and Andrade "Cien" Almas
    * Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano defeated Tian Bin and HoHo Lun

    Second Round Matches

    * TM-61 vs. Aries and Strong
    * Sanity defeated TJ Perkins and Kota Ibushi

    * The Authors of Pain vs. No Way Jose and Rich Swann
    * Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano over The Revival by forfeit due to injury to Scott Dawson

    Semi-final Matches

    * Sanity vs. winner of Aries and Strong vs. TM-61

    * DIY vs. winner of The Authors vs. Jose and Swann
     
  5. Show Spoiler

    Shane Thorne of TM-61 defeated Roderick Strong at last night's WWE NXT live event in San Jose to advance his team in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

    The match was supposed to be Austin Aries and Strong vs. TM-61 but Aries suffered the injury at Thursday's live event. NXT General Manager William Regal made Strong vs. Thorne last night in San Jose.
    Last night's show also saw The Authors of Pain defeat Rich Swann and No Way Jose to advance.

    Below is an updated look at the brackets:

    First Round Matches:

    * TM-61 defeated Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss
    * Austin Aries and Roderick Strong defeated Otis Bogojevic and Tucker Knight

    * RAW Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins and Kota Ibushi defeated Lince Dorado and Mustafa Ali
    * Sanity defeated Tye Dillinger and Bobby Roode

    * The Authors of Pain defeated The Bollywood Boyz
    * No Way Jose and Rich Swann defeated Tony Nese and Drew Gulak

    * NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival defeated Cedric Alexander and Andrade "Cien" Almas
    * Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano defeated Tian Bin and HoHo Lun

    Second Round Matches

    * TM-61 defeated Aries and Strong
    * Sanity defeated TJ Perkins and Kota Ibushi

    * The Authors of Pain defeated No Way Jose and Rich Swann
    * Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano over The Revival by forfeit due to injury to Scott Dawson

    Semi-final Matches

    * Sanity vs. TM-61

    * DIY vs. The Authors of Pain


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