Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic
AcronymWWE (2015–present)
Founded2015–present
StyleTag team-Elimination Tournament
HeadquartersStamford, Connecticut
Founder(s)Vince McMahon
ParentWWE
Websitewwe.com

The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is an annual professional wrestling tag team tournament held by the American promotion WWE, and is featured on its NXT brand, having first been established in 2015. In subsequent years, wrestlers from the NXT UK and 205 Live brands—both of which were subsidiary/sister brands under the NXT banner—have also been included. While originally just for men, a women's version of the tournament was introduced in 2021 and runs concurrently with the men's tournament.

The tournament was established following the death of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Dusty Rhodes, who was the creator of and featured star in the Crockett Cup tournaments in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) during the mid-late 1980s, which the Dusty Classic is modeled after and has been compared to.[1]

Tournament history

The original 16-team single elimination tournament was established in August 2015 as a tribute to Dusty Rhodes—who had been serving as a senior producer and trainer in NXT—and was formally announced during NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, which took place shortly after he had died. That year's Classic featured tournament matches taking place all through September both on NXT's weekly TV show and at NXT house shows, and culminated in October at NXT TakeOver: Respect, with the team of Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe winning, having defeated Baron Corbin and Rhyno in the final.[2]

The second Classic took place throughout the fall of 2016—again with a 16-team field—which eventually culminating in November at NXT TakeOver: Toronto, where it was won by The Authors of Pain, having defeated TM-61.[3][4]

There was no tournament held in 2017 after taking an extra half year to switch to a winter/early spring schedule, returning in 2018. Now featuring an eight-team field, the 2018 Classic culminated at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans,[5] the night before WrestleMania 34. It was won by Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly of The Undisputed Era, who successfully defended their NXT Tag Team Championship in a Winners Take All Triple Threat match against both tournament finalists, The Authors of Pain and Roderick Strong and Pete Dunne.

The fourth Classic was held in February and March 2019. Aleister Black and Ricochet won the eight-team tournament, ultimately defeating The Forgotten Sons (Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler) in the final on March 13 during the NXT tapings.

The fifth Classic was announced during the January 1, 2020 episode of NXT. Again featuring an eight-team field, for the first time the tournament included teams from sister brand NXT UK, with both brands having four teams each in the tournament.[6] All four first-round matches featured direct NXT vs. NXT UK matchups, and the semifinals and final also wound up featuring NXT teams vs. NXT UK teams. The BroserWeights (Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne) representing NXT won the tournament, defeating NXT UK's Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake) on the live January 29, 2020 episode of NXT in the final.

The sixth Classic was announced during the December 30, 2020 episode of NXT, and began on January 13, 2021.[7][8] In 2021, the field increased back to its original format of 16 teams. In addition, teams from 205 Live—which like NXT UK is a subsidiary/sister brand under the NXT banner—would also participate in the tournament (with some matches taking place on 205 Live), as well as NXT alumni the Lucha House Party (now members of the Raw brand), who were invited as guest entrants.[9] Also in 2021, the first women's version of the tournament was announced on January 6, and began on January 20, with matches taking place on both NXT and 205 Live, which also marked the first women's matches to be held on 205 Live.[10]

The seventh Classic was announced during the January 4, 2022 on New Year's Evil.[11] The eight-team men's tournament began on January 18, while the women's tournament began on February 22.[12][13]

The eighth Classic was announced during the October 10, 2023 episode of NXT by Cody Rhodes who serves as special guest General Manager for the night.[14][15] The men's tournament began on the January 9, 2024 episode of NXT.[16]

Prize

The winners of the tournament have their names inscribed on the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Trophy (commonly referred to as the "Dusty Cup"), which is modeled in part after Rhodes' signature "cowboy" style wrestling boots.[17]

Since 2018, the winners of the men's tournament also receive a future NXT Tag Team Championship match. Similarly, the winners of the women's tournament — established in 2021 — also receive a future tag team championship match. The winner's of the inaugural women's tournament had received a match for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship, but after a controversial finish during the title match, the tournament winners were awarded the inaugural NXT Women's Tag Team Championship, with future winners receiving a match for the titles. In 2022, Women's Dusty Cup winners Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray had earned a match for the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship, but instead opted to add themselves to the NXT Women's Championship match between champion Mandy Rose and Cora Jade at Stand & Deliver to make it a fatal four-way match.

Winners

Event Date City Venue Winners Notes
NXT TakeOver: Respect October 7, 2015 Winter Park, Florida Full Sail University Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe The original prize was just the trophy and the #1 contender status was not part of the prize yet.
NXT TakeOver: Toronto November 19, 2016 Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre The Authors of Pain
(Akam and Rezar)
Their manager Paul Ellering was suspended in a cage above the ring.
NXT TakeOver: New Orleans April 7, 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana Smoothie King Center The Undisputed Era
(Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly)
This match was also for the NXT Tag Team Championship, held by The Undisputed Era.
The Undisputed Era were not official participants in the tournament, but were placed in the final after interfering in the official final between the previous winners, The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar), and the team of Pete Dunne and Roderick Strong causing a double disqualification.
NXT March 13, 2019 Winter Park, Florida Full Sail University Aleister Black and Ricochet Earned a match against The War Raiders (Hanson and Rowe) for the NXT Tag Team Championship at NXT TakeOver: New York, where they were unsuccessful
NXT January 29, 2020 Winter Park, Florida Full Sail University The BroserWeights
(Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne)
Earned a match against The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) for the NXT Tag Team Championship at NXT TakeOver: Portland, where they were successful
NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day February 14, 2021 Orlando, Florida WWE Performance Center MSK
(Nash Carter and Wes Lee)
Originally earned a match against NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch for the titles, but due a legitimate injury to Burch, MSK instead wrestled in a Triple Threat match against the Grizzled Young Veterans and Legado Del Fantasma for the vacant titles at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night 1, where they were successful.
Dakota Kai and Raquel González Earned a match against Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship on the March 3, 2021 episode of NXT, where they were unsuccessful. However, the next week, NXT General Manager William Regal awarded the new NXT Women's Tag Team Championship to Kai and González after a controversial finish to their WWE Women's Tag Team Championship match.
NXT Vengeance Day February 15, 2022 Orlando, Florida WWE Performance Center The Creed Brothers
(Brutus Creed and Julius Creed)
Earned an NXT Tag Team Championship match against Imperium (Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel) at NXT Roadblock. Weeks later, they suffered an injury, causing MSK (Nash Carter and Wes Lee) to replace them. The Creeds would eventually get their championship match at Stand & Deliver in a triple threat match with Imperium and MSK.
NXT March 22, 2022 Orlando, Florida WWE Performance Center Kay Lee Ray and Io Shirai Earned an NXT Women's Tag Team Championship match, but instead opted to add themselves to the NXT Women's Championship match between champion Mandy Rose and Cora Jade at Stand & Deliver to make it a fatal four-way match.
NXT Vengeance Day February 4, 2024 Clarksville, Tennessee F&M Bank Arena Baron Corbin and Bron Breakker Earned an NXT Tag Team Championship match.

2015 tournament

First Round
NXT/Live events
Quarterfinals
NXT/Live events
Semifinals
NXT TakeOver: Respect
Final
NXT TakeOver: Respect
        
Enzo Amore and Big Cass Pin
Angelo Dawkins and Sawyer Fulton [18]
Enzo Amore and Big Cass 09:13
Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe Pin
Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe Pin
The Lucha Dragons
(Kalisto and Sin Cara)
[19]
Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe Pin
The Revival 09:05
Blake and Murphy [20]
The Vaudevillains
(Aiden English and Simon Gotch)
Pin
The Vaudevillains 12:25
The Revival Pin
Elias Samson and Tucker Knight [21]
The Revival
(Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder)
Pin
Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe Pin
Baron Corbin and Rhyno 11:10
The Hype Bros
(Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley)
Pin
Alexander Wolfe and Noah Kekoa [22]
The Hype Bros 22:03
American Alpha Pin
American Alpha
(Jason Jordan and Chad Gable)
Pin
Neville and Solomon Crowe [23]
American Alpha 10:28
Baron Corbin and Rhyno Pin
Baron Corbin and Rhyno Pin
The Ascension
(Konnor and Viktor)
[23]
Baron Corbin and Rhyno Pin
DIY [25]
Tyler Breeze and Bull Dempsey [24]
DIY
(Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa)
Pin

2016 tournament

First Round
NXT (October 5)
Quarterfinals
NXT/Live event (November 2)
Semifinals
Live event (November 7)
Final
NXT TakeOver: Toronto (November 19)
        
TM-61
(Nick Miller and Shane Thorne)
Pin
Riddick Moss and Tino Sabbatelli 9:00[26]
TM-61 Pin2
Austin Aries and Roderick Strong 8:07[30]
Austin Aries and Roderick Strong Pin
Heavy Machinery
(Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight)
5:15[27]
TM-61 Pin
SAnitY 5:42[31]
Kota Ibushi and T. J. Perkins1 Sub
Lince Dorado and Mustafa Ali 9:03[28]
Kota Ibushi and T. J. Perkins 9:45[30]
SAnitY Pin
Bobby Roode and Tye Dillinger 2:00[26]
SAnitY
(Alexander Wolfe and Sawyer Fulton)
Pin
TM-61 8:20[32]
The Authors of Pain Pin
The Authors of Pain
(Akam and Rezar)
Pin
The Bollywood Boyz
(Gurv Sihra and Harv Sihra)
2:00[29]
The Authors of Pain Pin
No Way Jose and Rich Swann 7:15[30]
No Way Jose and Rich Swann Pin
Drew Gulak and Tony Nese 7:12[27]
The Authors of Pain Pin
DIY 10:27[31]
The Revival
(Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson)
Pin
Andrade Almas and Cedric Alexander 9:00[29]
The Revival [30]
DIY Forfeit3
DIY
(Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa)
Pin
Ho Ho Lun and Tian Bing 4:11[28]

1 ^ Ibushi's original partner, Hideo Itami, was injured before the tournament began, and was replaced by T. J. Perkins.
2 ^ Aries could not compete due to injury. William Regal decided that the winners would be determined by a singles match pitting Thorne against Strong.
3 ^ The Revival withdrew from the tournament, asserting that Dawson was injured.

2018 tournament

First Round
NXT (March 7, March 14, March 21)
Semifinals
NXT (March 28)
Final
NXT TakeOver: New Orleans (April 7)
         
Street Profits
(Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford)
Pin
Heavy Machinery
(Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight)
3:39[33]
The Street Profits 2:31[36]
The Authors of Pain Pin
TM-61
(Nick Miller and Shane Thorne)
8:03[34]
The Authors of Pain
(Akam and Rezar)
Pin
The Authors of Pain
The Undisputed Era
(Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly)
ii
Piniii
Pete Dunne and Roderick Strongiv 11:38[37]
Riddick Moss and Tino Sabbatelli 3:45[33]
SAnitY
(Alexander Wolfe and Eric Young)
Pin
SAnitY 10:23[36]
Pete Dunne and Roderick Strong Pin
Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan 8:29[35]
Pete Dunne and Roderick Strongi Pin

i ^ Dunne and Strong replaced the previously announced Tyler Bate and Trent Seven after Bate suffered a knee injury.
ii ^ Undisputed Era was not originally part of this tournament, however they interfered in the original final on the April 4 episode of NXT, causing a double disqualification.
iii ^ This was a Winner Takes All triple threat tag team match that was also for the NXT Tag Team Championship, held by The Undisputed Era.
iv ^ Strong turned on Dunne during the match, joining The Undisputed Era and helping them win the match.

2019 tournament

First Round
NXT
(Taped February 20, aired March 6)[38]
Semifinals
NXT
(Taped February 20, aired March 13)[38]
Final
NXT
(Taped March 13, aired March 27)[39]
         
Moustache Mountain
(Trent Seven and Tyler Bate)
Pin
Street Profits
(Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford)
7:22[40]
Moustache Mountain 9:38[41]
The Forgotten Sons Pin
Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch 8:23[40]
The Forgotten Sons
(Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake)
Pin
The Forgotten Sons 14:24[42]
Aleister Black and Ricochet Pin
DIY
(Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano)
Pin
The Undisputed Era
(Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish)
14:01[40]
DIY 13:27[41]
Aleister Black and Ricochet Pin
Aleister Black and Ricochet Pin
Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel 8:17[40]

2020 tournament

First Round
NXT
(January 8, January 15)
Semifinals
NXT
(January 22)
Final
NXT
(January 29)
         
Imperium (NXT UK)
(Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel)
Pin
The Forgotten Sons (NXT)
(Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake)
5:08[43]
Imperium (NXT UK) 11:23[45]
The BroserWeights (NXT) Pin
The BroserWeights (NXT)
(Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne)
Pin
Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster (NXT UK) 18:20[44]
The BroserWeights (NXT) Pin
Grizzled Young Veterans (NXT UK) 17:39[46]
Grizzled Young Veterans (NXT UK)
(James Drake and Zack Gibson)
Pin
Time Splitters (NXT)
(Kushida and Alex Shelley)
12:00[44]
Grizzled Young Veterans (NXT UK) Pin
The Undisputed Era (NXT) 13:00[45]
Gallus (NXT UK)
(Mark Coffey and Wolfgang)
8:51[43]
The Undisputed Era (NXT)
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
Pin

2021 tournament

Men's

First Round
NXT and 205 Live
(January 13–January 22)
Quarterfinals
NXT
(January 27–February 3)
Semifinals
NXT
(February 10)
Final
NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day
(February 14)
        
The Undisputed Era
(Adam Cole and Roderick Strong)
Pin
Breezango
(Tyler Breeze and Fandango)
11:57[47]
The Undisputed Era
(Adam Cole and Roderick Strong)
17:05[50]
Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher Pin
Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatchera Pin
Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese 8:16[10]
Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher 11:37[52]
Grizzled Young Veterans
(James Drake and Zack Gibson)
Pin
Kushida and Leon Ruff Pin
The Way
(Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory)
14:46[48]
Kushida and Leon Ruff 9:51[51]
Grizzled Young Veterans
(James Drake and Zack Gibson)
Pin
Ever-Rise
(Chase Parker and Matt Martel)
7:58[47]
Grizzled Young Veterans
(James Drake and Zack Gibson)
Pin
Grizzled Young Veterans
(James Drake and Zack Gibson)
18:26[53]
MSK
(Nash Carter and Wes Lee)
Pin
MSK
(Nash Carter and Wes Lee)
Pin
Jake Atlas and Isaiah "Swerve" Scott 8:36[47]
MSK
(Nash Carter and Wes Lee)
Pin
Drake Maverick and Killian Dain 11:04[51]
August Grey and Curt Stallion 10:01[49]
Drake Maverick and Killian Dain Pin
MSK
(Nash Carter and Wes Lee)
Pin
Legado Del Fantasma
(Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza)
9:34[52]
Lucha House Partyb
(Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado)
Pin
Imperium
(Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel)
9:54[48]
Lucha House Party
(Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado)
6:23[50]
Legado Del Fantasma
(Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza)
Pin
The Bollywood Boyz
(Samir Singh and Sunil Singh)
9:45[49]
Legado Del Fantasma
(Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza)
Pin

a ^ Ciampa and Thatcher replaced Ashante "Thee" Adonis and Desmond Troy after they were both (kayfabe) injured by Karrion Kross.
b ^ Lucha House Party were guest participants.

Women's

First Round
NXT and 205 Live
(January 20–January 29)
Semifinals
NXT
(February 3–February 10)
Final
NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day
(February 14)
         
Cora Jade and Gigi Dolin 5:56[10]
The Way
(Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell)
Pinc
The Way
(Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell)
14:19[52]
Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart Pin
Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart Sub
Marina Shafir and Zoey Stark 7:52[54]
Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart 17:40[53]
Dakota Kai and Raquel González Pin
Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter Pin
Mercedes Martinez and Toni Storm 9:27[48]
Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter 13:01[50]
Dakota Kai and Raquel González Pin
Aliyah and Jessi Kamea 5:56[51]
Dakota Kai and Raquel González Pin

c ^ This was the very first women's match to be held on 205 Live.

2022 tournament

Men's

First round
NXT
(January 18-January 25)
Semifinals
NXT
(February 8)
Final
NXT Vengeance Day
(February 15)
         
MSK
(Wes Lee and Nash Carter)
Pin
Jacket Time
(Ikemen Jiro and Kushida)
11:42[55]
MSK Pin
Edris Enofé and Malik Blade 9:29[57]
Edris Enofé and Malik Blade Pin
Legado Del Fantasma
(Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza)
3:17[56]
MSK 9:36[58]
The Creed Brothers Pin
Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs 5:33[56]
The Creed Brothers
(Brutus Creed and Julius Creed)
Pin
The Creed Brothers Pin
Grizzled Young Veterans 12:01[57]
Chase University
(Andre Chase and Bodhi Hayward)
5:11[55]
Grizzled Young Veterans
(James Drake and Zack Gibson)
Pin

Women's

First round
NXT
(February 22-March 1)
Semifinals
NXT Roadblock
(March 8)
Final
NXT
(March 22)
         
Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray Pin
Amari Miller and Lash Legend 2:44[59]
Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray Pin
Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter 7:59[61]
Diamond Mine
(Ivy Nile and Tatum Paxley)
3:26[59]
Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter Pin
Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray Pin
Wendy Choo and Dakota Kai 10:22[62]
Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta 5:21[60]
Wendy Choo and Dakota Kai Pin
Wendy Choo and Dakota Kai Pin
Cora Jade and Raquel González 10:42[61]
Cora Jade and Raquel González Pin
Valentina Feroz and Yulisa León 4:47[60]

2024 tournament

Men's

First round
NXT
(January 9–January 16)
Semifinals
NXT
(January 23–January 30)
Final
NXT Vengeance Day
(February 4)
         
Baron Corbin and Bron Breakker Pin
Gallus
(Mark Coffey and Wolfgang)
10:54[16]
Baron Corbin and Bron Breakker Pin
Axiom and Nathan Frazer 12:04[64]
Axiom and Nathan Frazer Pin
Hank Walker and Tank Ledger 4:45[16]
Baron Corbin and Bron Breakker Pin
Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams 14:27[66]
Chase University
(Duke Hudson and Riley Osborne)
9:43[63]
Latino World Order
(Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde)
Pin
Latino World Order
(Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde)
12:33[65]
Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams Pin
Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams Pin
Edris Enofé and Malik Blade 12:08[63]

See also

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