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WWE reveals bracket for 2022 men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

The four first round matches are set.

The bracket for the 2022 men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic has been revealed.

WWE unveiled the tournament bracket on social media today. The winning team will challenge Imperium's Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner for the NXT Tag Team Championships.

The first round matchups are:

  • MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) vs. Jacket Time (Kushida & Ikemen Jiro)
  • Legado Del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde) vs. Malik Blae & Edris Enofe
  • The Creed Brothers (Julius & Brutus Creed) vs. Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen
  • Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) vs. Andre Chase & Bodhi Hayward

The Dusty classic begins on Tuesday's episode of NXT.

MSK will have a chance to be the first two-time and first repeat tournament winners, as they won last year's edition. Riddle and Pete Dunne captured the 2020 tournament victory.

MSK won the vacant NXT Tag Team titles at TakeOver: Stand & Deliver night one last April, then dropped the titles to Imperium at Halloween Havoc in October.

The women's Dusty Classic will begin in February.