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First two teams advance in WWE NXT men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

The Creed Brothers and Malik Blade & Edris Enofe have advanced to the semifinals.

The first two teams have booked their spots in the men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic semifinals.

The Creed Brothers (Julius & Brutus Creed) and Malik Blade & Edris Enofe booked their spots in the semifinals with first-round wins on tonight's NXT. The Creed Brothers defeated Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen, while Blade & Enofe defeated Legado del Fantasma's Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde.

A distraction led to Blade & Enofe getting the upset win over Legado del Fantasma. After Santos Escobar interfered, NXT Champion Bron Breakker made his way down to ringside and laid Escobar out. Blade then rolled up Mendoza as he was distracted by what was going on with Breakker an Escobar.

The Creed Brothers will face either The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) or Andre Chase & Bodhi Hayward in the semifinals. Blade & Enofe will face either MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) or Jacket Time (Kushida & Ikemen Jiro).

The Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Chase & Hayward and MSK vs. Jacket Time are both taking place on NXT next week.

The team that wins the men's Dusty Classic will get a title shot against NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner).

The women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is also returning for this year. That tournament will begin next month.