WWE has evolved a lot since NXT 2.0, but the annual glass for the American dream is not missing. In 2022, Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic returns. The women’s tournament starts in February, but the men’s tournament starts two weeks later.
The WWE NXT teams that will compete in this year’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament were announced yesterday. NXT fans finally found out which teams will face each other in the first round of the tournament.
As noted, the participating teams:
* MSK (Wes Lee and Nash)
* Grizzled young veterans (Zach Gibson and James Drake)
* Jacket time (Kushida and Ikemen Jiro)
* Malik Blade and Edris Enofe
* Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs
* Andre Chase and Brady Booker
* Brothers Creed (Julius and Brutus Creed)
* Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza
As can be seen in the Instagram post below, the full bracket for this year’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic has been revealed. You can watch the first round matches below.
MSK (Wes Lee and Nash Carter) and jacket time (Kushida and Ikemen Jiro)
Malik Blade & Edris Enofe and Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza
Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs vs. The Creed Brothers (Julius & Brutus Creed)
Grizzled young veterans (Zach Gibson and James Drake) vs. Andre Chase and Brady Booker
The two most experienced teams in the tournament have a history of success at the Dusty Rhodes Classic. In the 2021 event, CEC’s Wes Lee and Nash Carter won, and Grizzled reached the final two years in a row, despite the young veterans failing to win. The brackets are structured so that a rematch of the 2021 final match between these two teams could take place. See the full Instagram post below.
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