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Second annual Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic set for NXT

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It looks like the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic may become an annual tradition.

William Regal announced at Thursday night's NXT TV tapings in Winter Park, FL, that the tournament would return for its second annual edition. It will begin at tonight's tapings, with the winning team being crowned at NXT TakeOver: Toronto on Saturday, November 19th.

The tournament debuted last year to honor the life of Dusty Rhodes and what he meant to NXT. Before beginning their feud over the NXT Championship, Samoa Joe and Finn Balor won the inaugural edition of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic at NXT TakeOver: Respect after defeating Baron Corbin and Rhyno in the finals.

Last year's edition also saw the debut of Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa as a team in NXT, and they figure to be heavily involved in this year's tournament as well given their ongoing feud with NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival.