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Bracket set for WWE NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic


WWE has revealed the full list of teams and the bracket for the 2021 men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

This year's men's Dusty Classic will be a 16-team tournament. Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari, Ashante "Thee" Adonis & Desmond Troy, a new team named MSK, and The Lucha House Party are the final teams added to the field.

WWE hasn't revealed who MSK are. They're facing Isaiah "Swerve" Scott & Jake Atlas in a first round match on NXT tonight.

WWE announced last month that The Rascalz's Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz have signed with the company and have joined the WWE Performance Center. They'll either be MSK or not in the tournament.

The first round of the Dusty Classic kicks off on NXT tonight with Undisputed Era's Adam Cole & Roderick Strong vs. Breezango, Ever-Rise vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans, and MSK vs. Atlas & Scott. First round matches will take place on NXT and 205 Live.

The full bracket for the tournament is available below:

Left side of the bracket --

  • Undisputed Era (Adam Cole & Roderick Strong) vs. Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango)
  • Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari vs. Ashante "Thee" Adonis & Desmond Troy
  • Kushida & Leon Ruff vs. NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory
  • Ever-Rise (Chase Parker & Matt Martel) vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake)

Right side of the bracket --

  • MSK vs. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott & Jake Atlas
  • Killian Dain & Drake Maverick vs. Curt Stallion & August Grey
  • Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) vs. The Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado)
  • Legado Del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde) vs. The Bollywood Boyz (Samir & Sunil Singh)

The team that wins the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will get the Dusty Cup and a shot at Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch's NXT Tag Team titles.

WWE has also announced that the first-ever women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will be held soon.