The WWE NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournaments have been confirmed for 2022.
The second annual NXT Women’s Dusty Classic will begin in February, while the seventh NXT Men’s Dusty Classic will begin on the January 18 NXT 2.0 episode.
There’s no official word yet on entrants for the tournaments, but based on recent NXT 2.0 episodes, the following men’s teams could be participating: Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs, The Creed Brothers, MSK, Jacket Time, Legado del Fantasma, Harland and Joe Gacy, and The Grizzled Young Veterans, among others. Potential women’s tag teams include Kayden Carter and Kacy Catanzaro, Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta, Valentina Feroz and Yulisa Leon, and Erica Yan and Fallon Henley.
The winners of the respective tournaments will receive future title shots from NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium and NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Toxic Attraction.
The inaugural Men’s NXT Dusty Classic was held in 2015 with Samoa Joe and Finn Balor winning. The Authors of Pain won in 2016, Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly won in 2018, Aleister Black (aka Malakai Black) and Ricochet won in 2019, Pete Dunne and current RAW Tag Team Champion Riddle won in 2020, and MSK won in 2021. The inaugural Women’s NXT Dusty Classic was held in 2021 with Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai getting the win.
Stay tuned for more. Below is the new promo for the 2022 Dusty Classic tournaments: