The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Returns In 2021, First Team Set

The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament will return in 2021.

On tonight's episode of NXT, during a matchup between Grizzled Young Veterans and Breezango, WWE showed a lower-third announcing that the tournament. It was later confirmed on WWE.com

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The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic returns for 2021

The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is back!

As announced on Wednesday's NXT, the 2021 edition of the tournament honoring the late WWE Hall of Famer and one of the pioneers behind NXT's success, will commence in two weeks on NXT. The winners earn an NXT Tag Team Championship opportunity.

Brackets and competitors will be revealed next week on NXT New Year's Evil.

The unlikely duo of Pete Dunne & Riddle won last year's Dusty Classic, and they went on to defeat The Undisputed ERA for the NXT Tag Team Titles at NXT TakeOver: Portland. Other previous winners include Ricochet & Aleister Black, current NXT Champion Finn Bálor & Samoa Joe, and The Undisputed ERA's Adam Cole & Kyle O'Reilly.

Who will raise The Dusty Cup this time around? Find out by tuning in to NXT on Wednesdays at 8/7 C on USA Network!

Later, Adam Cole would announce that he and Roderick Strong will be representing Undisputed ERA in the 2021 tournament.

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