The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is coming to 205 Live.
WWE announced Killian Dain & Drake Maverick vs. Curt Stallion & August Grey and Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza vs. The Bollywood Boyz will take place on Friday's 205 Live. Both matches are part of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
The 205 Live Universe is indeed in for a treat when Dain (who we don’t believe meets the 205-and-under criteria) makes an ultra-rare appearance on the purple brand for this special first-round match. As for Dain’s partner, Maverick is making a homecoming of sorts, as he used to serve as the brand’s Commissioner, occasionally competed on 205 Live, and famously instilled a thrilling 16-man tournament that culminated at WrestleMania 34 with the crowning of a new Cruiserweight Champion.
The unlikely tandem will be tasked with the challenge of upending Curt Stallion and August Grey, longtime friends who have taken 205 Live by storm with several impressive victories as a tandem and as singles competitors. Both dazzled the WWE Universe in a Fatal 5-Way Match to determine who would receive a future NXT Cruiserweight Title opportunity, and Stallion prevailed with a win in that edge-of-your-seat bout.
Speaking of victories, they’ve come in no small amount for Wilde and Mendoza ever since they linked up with NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar to form Legado del Fantasma. In addition to picking up wins over the likes of Breezango and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott & Tony Nese, they’ve routinely displayed a newfound mean streak in the form of post-match attacks and savage parking lot beatdowns.
Throughout their WWE tenure, The Bollywood Boyz have competed across 205 Live, NXT, Raw and SmackDown, and while the veterans are no strangers to grandstanding during their elaborate entrances, they’re plenty capable of focusing on the task at hand once the bell rings, as they proved with a recent win against Ever-Rise.
Fightful will have live coverage of 205 Live beginning at 10 p.m. ET on Friday.