Next week will be a busy one for NXT, and they laid the groundwork for it on their Feb. 3 episode.
Three Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic matches gave us a better idea of what the finals of both the men’s and women’s tournaments will look like at TakeOver: Vengeance Day a week from Sunday.
First, Dakota Kai & Raquel González punched their ticket to the women’s final when González’s power proved to be greater than Kacy Catanzaro’s acrobatics.
.@RaquelWWE is taking control of this #DustyClassic Semi-Final encounter on #WWENXT! pic.twitter.com/ACetixoQmq— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 4, 2021
In this moment, we are ALL the #WWENXT announce team.— WWE (@WWE) February 4, 2021
@KacyCatanzaro!!!#WWENXT @DakotaKai_WWE @RaquelWWE @TheBethPhoenix @VicJosephWWE @StuBennett pic.twitter.com/68xanaOVag
The Big Texan & her Kiwi partner defeated the American Ninja Warrior legend & her Kayden Carter. They’ll now await the winner of next week’s Indi Hartwell & Candice LeRae vs. Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon semi-final.
#DustyClassic finals, here they come!— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 4, 2021
But which team will join them at #NXTTakeOver: Vengeance Day? @DakotaKai_WWE @RaquelWWE pic.twitter.com/Ll4xSEOKYj
In the final two men’s quarterfinal bouts, Legado Del Fantasma’s Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza bested Lucha House Party’s Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado. They’ll face MSK in one semi-final next Wednesday.
.@joaquinwilde_ & @RaulMendozaWWE have a week to prepare, because next week in the #DustyClassic Semifinals it's #MSK night and day!#WWENXT @NashCarterWWE @WesLee_WWE pic.twitter.com/FXioxLk7EF— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 4, 2021
The other semi on Feb. 10 will pit Fight Pit foes Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher against Grizzled Young Veterans. Ciampa & Thatcher outlasted Undisputed ERA’s Adam Cole & Roderick Strong in a thrilling main event.
Bring on the Semi-Finals!!!@NXTCiampa & Timothy Thatcher battle #GYV @JamesDrake_GYT & @ZackGibson01 NEXT WEEK on @USA_Network! #DustyClassic #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/FrFEKVXRsZ— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 4, 2021
In addition to the Dusty finals and the NXT title match announced elsewhere on the show, a North American championship match was also booked for Feb. 14. The Women’s title Triple Threat was announced last week.
Here’s the updated card for TakeOver: Vengeance Day...
- Finn Bálor vs. Pete Dunne for the NXT championship
- Toni Storm vs. Io Shirai vs. Mercedes Martinez for the NXT Women’s title
- Johnny Gargano vs. Kushida for the North American championship
- Dakota Kai & Raquel González vs. the winner of Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell/Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart for the Women’s Dusty Cup
- The winner of MSK/Legado Del Fantasma vs. The winner of Timothy Thatcher & Tommaso Ciampa/Grizzled Young Veterans for the Men’s Dusty Cup
Sound like a good way to spend Valentine’s Day?