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Two Dusty Classic matches set for next week's WWE NXT


WWE has announced the first two matches for the 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

This year's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will begin with Undisputed Era (Adam Cole & Roderick Strong) vs. Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango) and The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) vs. Ever-Rise (Chase Parker & Matt Martel) taking place on NXT next Wednesday (January 13). 

WWE has yet to reveal the full list of teams and the bracket for this year's Dusty Classic. On tonight's New Year's Evil episode of NXT, it was announced that Curt Stallion & August Grey, Killian Dain & Drake Maverick, Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner), Legado Del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde), and Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory will also be taking part in the tournament.

The team that wins the tournament will receive the Dusty Cup and a shot at the NXT Tag Team titles. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch are the current NXT Tag Team Champions.

The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic first took place in 2015. With the exception of 2017, the tournament has been held every year since then. It was announced on New Year's Evil that the first-ever women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will be taking place soon.

Finn Balor & Samoa Joe, The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar), Undisputed Era's Cole & Kyle O'Reilly, Aleister Black & Ricochet, and Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne are the teams that have previously won the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.