New Participants Named For 2021 NXT Dusty Classic – Female Tournament Also Announced

On NXT New Year’s Evil, WWE announced that for the first time we will see a female version of e Dusty Classic Tag Team Tournament.

NXT Dusty Classic Logo

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On last night’s exceptional NXT New Year’s Evil event, more details were revealed about this years Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament that will start next week.

The most surprising news is that for the first time, 2021 will also see a women’s version of the tournament!

Whilst NXT William Regal made the announcement of the new version, no dates or participants were announced. With a stacked women’s division in NXT, there is no doubt that the brand will be able to host an incredibly high caliber tournament.

The men’s version, however, starts next week and we now know two of the first round matches.

In the first of those, The Undisputed Era team of Adam Cole and Roderick Strong will face off with Breezango.

Secondly, former NXT UK tag team champions The Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake and Zack Gibson) will face the Ever-Rise team of Chase Parker and Matt Martel)

The final four teams have now been revealed as Legado del Fantasma, Killian Dain & Drake Maverick, Curt Stallion & August Grey and The Way (Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory)

We at Hooked On Wrestling would be somewhat surprised if Drake and Gibson were not the winners this year after their run to the final in 2020.

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Matt Riddle Pete Dunne
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The tournament was won last year by Riddle and Pete Dunne known as the Broserweights.

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