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WWE NXT announces 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is returning for 2021.

During tonight's episode of NXT, it was announced that the 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will begin on NXT in two weeks (Wednesday, January 13). The team that wins the tournament will receive the Dusty Cup and a shot at the NXT Tag Team titles.

The full list of teams and the bracket for this year's tournament will be revealed on NXT New Year's Evil next Wednesday. It was announced tonight that Adam Cole & Roderick Strong will be representing Undisputed Era in the Dusty Classic.

The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic first took place in 2015. With the exception of 2017, the tournament has been held annually since then.

Finn Balor & Samoa Joe, The Authors of Pain, Undisputed Era's Cole & Kyle O'Reilly, Aleister Black & Ricochet, and Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne are the teams that have won the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

Riddle & Dunne defeated The Grizzled Young Veterans in last year's tournament finals. The 2021 Dusty Classic was announced on commentary during a match where The Grizzled Young Veterans defeated Breezango tonight.