William Regal announced at the start of last night’s NXT that the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will be returning for a second straight year. Regal also mentioned that the tournament will see sixteen teams competing and that those teams will be announced within the next few days over social media.
With that being said, NXT’s Twitter account announced today that “The Golden Star” Kota Ibushi will be teaming up with Hideo Itami for the 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 29, 2016
WWE also announced today that Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss will be teaming for the Tag Team Classic as well. You may remember Tino Sabbatelli from the WWE Network series “Breaking Ground.” This marks six teams officially announced for the tournament. The other four teams are:
Bobby Roode & Tye Dillinger
Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa
Andrade “Cien” Almas & Cedric Alexander
The tournament will take place over the next seven weeks, culminating with the finals at NXT TakeOver: Toronto on Nov. 19, exclusively on WWE Network.
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