WWE have released the full 16 teams taking part in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, just in time for the start of the tournament tonight!
This weeks first round matches see The Undisputed Era vs. Breezango, and Ever-Rise face The Grizzled Young Veterans.
Notably, in the top right hand corner of the bracket is a team called ‘MSK’ with rumours flying around this could be the new team name for Desmonz Xavier and Zachary Wentz, formerly known as The Rascalz in IMPACT Wrestling.
The first round matches are as follows:
- The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole and Roderick Strong) vs. Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango
- Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari vs. Ashante “Thee” Adonis and Desmond Troy
- Kushida and Leon Ruff vs. The Way (Austin Theory and NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano)
- Ever-Rise (Chase Parker and Matt Martel) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake and Zack Gibson)
- MSK vs. Jake Atlas and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
- Legado del Fantasma (Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza) vs. The Bollywood Boyz (Sunil Singh and Samir Singh)
- Killian Dain and Drake Maverick vs. Curt Stallion and August Grey
- Imperium (Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner) vs. Lucha House Party (Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik)
The winners of the tournament will receive the Dusty Classic Cup and a future title shot against NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch.