When the Dusty Classic bracket was revealed, it was quickly noticed that Kushida was paired with a mystery partner. (Or with multi time champion Vacant.)
People were speculating/hoping it could be his former New Japan Pro Wrestling partner Alex Shelley, who has done some guest training at the PC prior. So a Time Splitters reunion was possible, but sometimes hoping for something like that just ends up being a let down when it’s not.
But not this time!
(Note: WWE deleted that tweet - possibly because of the use of the team name Time Splitters - but Kushida still tweeted about it.)
It was announced tonight that Alex Shelley will in fact team with Kushida next week to face the UK team of the Grizzled Young Veterans.
This is one of those times our hopeful speculation has been rewarded.
You can find the results from tonight’s episode at the live blog here.