The finals of the men's and women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classics are set following last night's episode of NXT.
The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) will face MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) in the men's Dusty Classic finals at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day this Sunday. The women's Dusty Classic finals are also being held at Vengeance Day, with Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon taking on Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez.
It was announced last night that the team that wins the women's Dusty Classic will receive a future shot at the WWE Women's Tag Team titles. The team that wins the men's tournament will get a shot at Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch's NXT Tag Team titles.
The Grizzled Young Veterans advanced to the finals by defeating Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher in the main event of last night's NXT. MSK defeated Legado Del Fantasma's Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde on the show, while Blackheart & Moon defeated Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell. Kai & Gonzalez advanced to the finals by defeating Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter last week.
Last night's NXT ended with face-offs for all of the matches at TakeOver. Finn Balor will defend his NXT Championship against Pete Dunne on Sunday, Io Shirai will defend her NXT Women's Championship against Toni Storm and Mercedes Martinez in a triple threat match, and Johnny Gargano will defend his NXT North American Championship against Kushida. There was an angle on last night's show where Gargano unsuccessfully tried to get out of facing Kushida by faking an injury.
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- Women's Dusty Classic finals set, winning team to receive title shot
- Japan side of AEW Women's title eliminator tourney starting Monday
- Nightmare Family's Lee Johnson signs with AEW
- AEW Dynamite live results: Omega & KENTA vs. Moxley & Archer
- WWE NXT live results: TakeOver Vengeance Day go-home show
WWE NXT Video highlights --
Men's Dusty Classic semifinal match: MSK vs. Legado Del Fantasma
Io Shirai, Toni Storm, and Mercedes Martinez look ahead to TakeOver
Xia Li vs. Cora Jade
Karrion Kross will face Santos Escobar on NXT next week
Johnny Gargano tries to get out of facing Kushida at TakeOver
Women's Dusty Classic semifinal match: Blackheart & Moon vs. LeRae & Hartwell
Finn Balor-Pete Dunne video package
Kushida vs. Austin Theory
To Imperium, the mat is sacred
Cameron Grimes is the richest man in NXT after investing in GameStop and Dogecoin
Men's Dusty Classic semifinal match: Ciampa & Thatcher vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans
TakeOver: Vengeance Day face-offs
NXT fallout: Gibson & Drake are soon to be recognized as the Dusty Classic winners
NXT fallout: MSK aren't going to be denied
NXT fallout: Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon are ready to make history on Sunday