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First two teams advance to WWE NXT men's Dusty Classic semifinals

The first two teams have advanced to the semifinals of the 2021 men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

The quarterfinals of the tournament kicked off with The Grizzled Young Veterans defeating Kushida & Leon Ruff and MSK defeating Drake Maverick & Killian Dain on this week's NXT. The Grizzled Young Veterans will face either Undisputed Era (Adam Cole & Roderick Strong) or Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher in the semifinals. MSK will face either Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado or Legado Del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde).

The Grizzled Young Veterans defeated Ever-Rise in the first round of the men's Dusty Classic.

MSK made their WWE debut by defeating Isaiah "Swerve" Scott & Jake Atlas in the first round of the tournament. The former Rascalz members (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) are now using the names Wes Lee & Nash Carter.

The quarterfinals of the men's Dusty Classic will conclude with Cole & Strong vs. Ciampa & Thatcher and Metalik & Dorado vs. Mendoza & Wilde both taking place on NXT next Wednesday.

The Team that wins the men's Dusty Classic will receive the Dusty Cup and a shot at Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch's NXT Tag Team titles.