Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai are the winners of the first ever women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
Gonzalez and Kai defeated Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart in the opener of tonight’s NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day event. In what was a vicious back-and-forth match, Gonzalez scored the win for her team, pinning Blackheart with a one-armed powerbomb.
The two exited the ring and celebrated with the trophy near the entrance as confetti filled the air. As a result of their tournament win, they will now face WWE Women’s Tag Team champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler at a later date. Lana and Naomi recently won a triple threat match on Raw that earned them a future title match.
During the tournament, Gonzalez and Kai defeated Aliyah and Jessi Kamea as well as the team of Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter to advance to the finals. Moon and Blackheart defeated Marina Shafir and Zoey Stark and The Way (Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell) to also advance to tonight’s finals.