A pair of former Rascalz are the winners of the men's 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
In the finals of the men's Dusty Classic, MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) defeated The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day tonight. As the men's Dusty Classic winners, MSK will get a future shot at Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch's NXT Tag Team titles.
MSK debuted for NXT in this year's Dusty Classic. They defeated Isaiah "Swerve" Scott & Jake Atlas in the first round, Drake Maverick & Killian Dain in the quarterfinals, Legado Del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde) in the semifinals, and The Grizzled Young Veterans in the finals.
It was announced in December that MSK (former Rascalz Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) had signed with WWE. Their farewell match for Impact Wrestling aired in November.
MSK are the sixth team to win the men's Dusty Classic since it was first introduced in 2015. Finn Balor & Samoa Joe, The Authors of Pain, Undisputed Era's Adam Cole & Kyle O'Reilly, Aleister Black & Ricochet, and Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne won the tournament in previous years.
The finals of the first-ever women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic also took place at TakeOver: Vengeance Day tonight. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez defeated Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon in the finals and will get a future shot at the WWE Women's Tag Team titles, which are currently held by Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler.