As noted, this week’s WWE NXT episode saw the final first round matches in the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Alex Shelley made his TV in-ring debut for the company as he and Kushida reunited The Time Splitters for a loss to The Grizzled Young Veterans – James Drake and Zack Gibson.
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There had been some speculation on Shelley’s future with WWE, but he indicates in the video below that he and Kushida will continue to team together on the brand.
“We may have lost tonight but quite frankly, we owe the NXT Universe a big thank you,” Shelley said. “We wouldn’t be teaming together again if it weren’t for them, and really, truly, if it weren’t for the best competition in the entire world, re-grouping and coming together in NXT, OK? So, NXT tag teams – we’re putting you on blast, we’re putting you on notice. I don’t care where you’re from. I don’t care if you’re from Japan, Canada, Mexico, the UK, the US of A, Alex Shelley and Kushida may have lost tonight, but I can guarantee our skills are the best, the #1, and we’ll prove it anytime. That’s the good thing about us – we re-group, we re-collect, and we get better.”