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NXT TV taping spoilers: Dusty Classic finals set, TakeOver build

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Pre-show --

- It was announced that the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is returning. The winning team will get an NXT Tag Team title shot at TakeOver: New York on the Friday of WrestleMania week. There will be another set of NXT tapings on Wednesday, March 13 leading into TakeOver.

- NXT Tag Team Champions War Raiders defeated Chico Adams & Vandal Ortagun

NXT TV tapings --

- Johnny Gargano opened the tapings with an in-ring promo. They recapped him losing the North American title to Velveteen Dream, and Gargano talked about failing yet again.

Tommaso Ciampa interrupted and wanted to team with Gargano in the Dusty Classic so TakeOver: New York can be “their moment” again. Gargano shook Ciampa's hand.

- Vanessa Borne & Aliyah defeated Xia Li & Taynara Conti

Borne assisted Aliyah to hit a neckbreaker.

- Keith Lee vs. Dominik Dijakovic ended in a double countout

Great action here. The fans chanted to restart the match, but that didn't happen.

- NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler defeated Mia Yim

Good, hard-fought matchup with Baszler working the leg of Yim before eventually getting the submission.

- Aleister Black & Ricochet defeated Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel in a Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic first round match

Excellent match -- the crowd was going wild for everything these four did. The Black Mass on Aichner got Black & Ricochet the win.

- The Forgotten Sons (Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler) w/ Jaxson Ryker defeated Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch in a Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic first round match

The Forgotten Sons took the advantage late and were able to put down Lorcan to advance in the tournament.

- Velveteen Dream made his way to the commentary desk to talk about winning the North American Championship. He was interrupted by Matt Riddle, with Riddle wanting the first shot at the title.

Dream made the spotlight show only him to end the segment.

- Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate & Trent Seven) defeated The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) in a Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic first round match

Another good matchup in the tournament. Bate and Seven survived the frog splash and hit a rack-assisted flying knee off the top to win.

- NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano defeated Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly

DIY used their individual entrance songs first and then the team’s song after making it to the stage. They worked together as a team the entire way and didn't miss a beat.

This was an excellent match -- the best of the first round. The running knee and kick combo won it for DIY. War Raiders then came out to the stage and had a staredown with Ciampa & Gargano.

- Luke Menzies defeated Eric Bugenhagen

Bugenhagen, who is a Full Sail favorite, got a big pop. The crowd loved his post-match air guitar encore.

- WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks & Bayley returned to Full Sail for an in-ring segment. They reiterated that they'll be defending their titles on Raw, SmackDown, and NXT and put everyone else on notice.

The crowd was electric for this. Great moment.

- Adam Cole defeated Punishment Martinez

Martinez's leg gave out late in the match before Cole was able to put him down. Cole then called Velveteen Dream a moron and said he wants his North American title rematch soon.

Dream made his way to the ring and slapped Cole. They brawled, with Martinez getting back in the ring to help lay out Cole before Dream gave Cole a Purple Rainmaker elbow drop.

- The Forgotten Sons defeated Moustache Mountain in a Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic semifinal match

The crowd was not expecting this finish.

- Bianca Belair vs. Io Shirai in a number one contender's match ended in a double DQ

Baszler got involved and attacked both for the finish. Kairi Sane tried to make the save and was choked out by Baszler. Baszler stood tall over all three as the crowd chanted “boring.”

- Aleister Black & Ricochet defeated NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano in a Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic semifinal match

Black and Ricochet advanced to the finals to face The Forgotten Sons. Another great match in this tournament with Ricochet hitting the 630 on Ciampa for the pin.

As DIY made their way up the ramp in defeat, Candice LeRae met them up there. Ciampa tried to throw Gargano into the LED board, but he was reversed and Gargano got the best of him.

Gargano destroyed Ciampa on the stage, then even held up the NXT Championship, giving it a kiss and laying it on Ciampa to close the show.