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Who Will Win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic?

We look at the 5 top contenders for the big prize.

How will anyone stop the Authors of Pain?

The best thing about NXT is that it always keeps us guessing. Recently, the second edition of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament was announced and after a few nondescript episodes following Takeover: Brooklyn II; NXT was the show to watch one more time.

What made this edition of the tournament so exciting is that after Enzo & Cass, The Vaudevillains and American Alpha have been called up to the main roster; there’s been a reboot in the tag team division once again.

SPOILER ALERT: With The Revival knocked out of the tournament, because of a kayfabe injury; it means that fresh faces will be crowned as champions. Who will it be then? Let’s find out in our analysis of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament:


#5 Team Aries 

These dudes have a Strong chance at winning the tournament

We were baffled about who Austin Aries’ partner would be, coming into this tournament. His momentum suffered a massive setback, considering that his feud with Hideo Itami had to be called off prematurely.

As a consequence, winning the Dusty Rhodes Classic might give him something to do, before Aries gets a main event push. And what better way to showcase NXT’s latest signee- Roderick Strong, than by winning this 16 team battle?

What this will achieve is give a legitimacy to Aries’ character that has been missing since he has been signed to NXT. Nobody doubts his talent or ability, but he’s not been getting over in the wake of far more charismatic stars signing to the brand. 

Winning the Tag Team Classic, would shoot Strong right into the thick of things, which would make NXT television interesting indeed!

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