Women's Dusty Rhodes Classic Bout Added To 1/27 NXT, Cruiserweight Title Bout No Longer Advertised

Plans may have changed for Wednesday's NXT.

WWE announced Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez will team up to face Aliyah & Jessi Kamea in the first round of the Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic on the January 27 episode of NXT.

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The late addition to the show seemingly takes the place of the previously announced NXT Cruiserweight Title bout pitting champion Santos Escobar against challenger Curt Stallion.

The NXT Cruiserweight Title match is no longer advertised on the WWE website, though no official announcement regarding the bout has been made.

From WWE:

Raquel González & Dakota Kai have left plenty of wreckage in their wake since aligning almost a year ago. Now they’ve set their sights on some hardware.

“Big Mami Cool” & Kai will look to advance to the semifinals of the Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic this Wednesday night as they battle Aliyah & Jessi Kamea, accompanied by Robert Stone.

Arguably no competitor in NXT is hotter right now than González. The powerhouse Superstar ended 2020 by scoring the winning final in WarGames against NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai, then toppled former NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley in a brutal Last Woman Standing Match. Gonzalez and Kai have shown they’ll do anything it takes to win, whether by hook or by crook.

On the other side of the ring, client retention was an issue for The Robert Stone Brand last year, with only Aliyah remaining. By bringing Kamea into the fold, has Stone found the antidote for his brand’s shortcomings?

Here is the current lineup for the January 27 episode of NXT:

* Finn Balor & Kyle O'Reilly vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
* Men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: Killian Dain & Drake Maverick vs. MSK
* Men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Kushida & Leon Ruff
* Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez vs. Aliyah & Jessi Kamea

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