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Kai & Gonzalez advance in WWE NXT women's Dusty Classic


Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez are the third team to secure their spot in the women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic semifinals.

Kai & Gonzalez advanced in the tournament by defeating Aliyah & Jessi Kamea in a first round match on this week's episode of NXT. Gonzalez pinned Kamea after hitting a chokeslam bomb.

Kai & Gonzalez will face Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter in a semifinal match on NXT next Wednesday. Catanzaro & Carter became the first team to advance in the women's Dusty Classic last week, upsetting Toni Storm & Mercedes Martinez. NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai attacked Martinez during that match.

On the other side of the women's Dusty Classic bracket, Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell advanced to the semifinals by defeating the debuting Gigi Dolin (Priscilla Kelly) & Cora Jade (Elayna Black) on 205 Live this past Friday. LeRae & Hartwell will face either Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon or Marina Shafir & Zoey Stark (Lacey Ryan) in the semifinals. Stark is making her NXT debut in the tournament.

The finals of the women's Dusty Classic will be held at NXT TakeOver on Sunday, February 14.