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The Grizzled Young Veterans set for action on WWE NXT


Two teams that took part in this year's men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic are set for action on Wednesday's episode of NXT.

WWE has announced that The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) vs. Drake Maverick & Killian Dain will take place on this week's NXT episode. It will be the first time each team has wrestled since their respective losses in the Dusty Classic.

The Grizzled Young Veterans made it to the finals of the men's Dusty Classic but lost to MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day earlier this month. Gibson & Drake defeated Ever-Rise (Chase Parker & Matt Martel), Kushida & Leon Ruff, and Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher in the first three rounds of the tournament.

Maverick & Dain defeated Curt Stallion & August Grey in the first round of the Dusty Classic but lost to MSK in the quarterfinals.

This was the second straight year that The Grizzled Young Veterans lost in the Dusty Classic finals. Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne defeated Gibson & Drake to win the 2020 tournament.

Here's the updated lineup for this week's NXT:

  • After turning against Kyle O'Reilly and attacking NXT Champion Finn Balor, Adam Cole will explain his actions
  • Non-title no DQ match: Karrion Kross vs. NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar
  • Non-title match: NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano vs. Dexter Lumis
  • Xia Li vs. Kacy Catanzaro
  • The Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Drake Maverick & Killian Dain