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Dusty Classic tournaments returning to WWE NXT for 2022

The men's and women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classics will both make their return this year.
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The men's and women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournaments are both making their return for 2022.

During New Year's Evil on Tuesday night, it was announced that the 2022 men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will kick off on NXT in two weeks. It was also revealed that the 2022 women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will begin in February.

The inaugural Dusty Classic took place in 2015 as a way to honor the late Dusty Rhodes and his contributions to pro wrestling and NXT. Finn Balor & Samoa Joe, The Authors of Pain, Undisputed Era's Adam Cole & Kyle O'Reilly, Aleister Black & Ricochet, Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne, and MSK have won the men's tournament since it was introduced.

The first-ever women's Dusty Classic was held last year. It was won by Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai, who were awarded the newly created NXT Women's Tag Team titles after the tournament.

The winners of the men's and women's Dusty Classics will receive a shot at their division's Tag Team titles.