Last night’s episode of NXT told us which men’s tag team would have their name etched on the Dusty Cup this year (The Creeds). It also spent a lot of time lining up teams for the second-ever women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Tournament. Which is good, because that starts next Tuesday (Feb. 22).
Raquel González & Cora Jade are training hard, and we’ve already seen them trade verbal jabs with Valentina Feroz & Yulisa Leon. Kay Lee Ray & Io Shirai are doing team-building exercises. Two teams will balance romance angles with their quest for the Cup, but Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter seem to be much more focused than Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta. Amari Miller told Wendy Choo she already has a partner, so Wendy is trying to recruit Dakota Kai to the Choo Crew. Meanwhile, Legado Del Fantasma’s Elektra Lopez says she doesn’t even need a partner.
That leaves us with some question marks, but a pretty good idea of the eight-team field.
Watch it all take shape, along with the rest of the highlights from the Vengeance Day edition of NXT on Feb. 15:
- Pete Dunne vs. Tony D’Angelo – Weaponized Steel Cage Match
- Raquel Gonzalez gets Cora Jade ready for the Dusty Classic
- Hartwell & Pirotta vs. Toxic Attraction – NXT Women’s Tag Team Title Match
- Wendy Choo searches for a Dusty Classic tag team partner
- Brooks Jensen discusses his Valentine’s Day date with Josh Briggs
- Grayson Waller calls for the arrest of LA Knight
- Tommaso Ciampa will protect NXT from outsiders
- Cameron Grimes vs. Carmelo Hayes – NXT North American Championship Match
- Kay Lee Ray shows Io Shirai how to rage
- MSK vs. The Creed Brothers – Dusty Classic Finals
- Nikkita Lyons is ready to roar on NXT 2.0
- Solo Sikoa objects to claims from Gunther and Imperium
- Dolph Ziggler claims he is on his way to becoming the next NXT Champion
- Bron Breakker vs. Santos Escobar – NXT Championship Match
- LA Knight has got something for Grayson Waller next week (online exclusive)
- Diamond Mine celebrates The Creed Brothers’ Dusty Cup victory (online exclusive)
- Dolph Ziggler claims he’ll take Tommaso Ciampa out of his way (online exclusive)
- La Madrina says she doesn’t need a partner for Dusty Classic (online exclusive)