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NXT crowns Dusty Classic winners, Tag title match set for TakeOver

Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne are the winners of this year's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

The finals of the tournament headlined tonight's NXT, with Riddle & Dunne defeating The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) to win the Dusty Cup. In addition to getting the trophy, Riddle & Dunne will challenge for Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish's NXT Tag Team titles at TakeOver: Portland.

Riddle & Dunne were put together as a team for the Dusty Classic. They defeated Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster in the first round of the tournament, Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) in last week's semifinals, and The Grizzled Young Veterans tonight.

This was the fifth Dusty Classic tournament that NXT has held. Samoa Joe & Finn Balor, The Authors of Pain, Undisputed Era (Adam Cole & O'Reilly), and Aleister Black & Ricochet were the winners in previous years.

The Moda Center in Portland, Oregon is hosting NXT TakeOver: Portland on Sunday, February 16. Here's the updated card for the special:

  • NXT Champion Adam Cole defending against Tommaso Ciampa
  • NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley defending against Bianca Belair
  • NXT Tag Team Champions Undisputed Era (Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish) defending against Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne
  • Johnny Gargano vs. Finn Balor