WWE NXT notes: Men’s Dusty Classic kicks off on 1/13, Xia Li returns, Raquel

The men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic kicks off on 1/13, Xia Li and Boa return and Raquel Gonzalez picks up a win over Rhea Ripley.

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Next week, the men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic kicks off with two first-round matches. Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango) are taking on Roderick Strong and Adam Cole and along with that match, Ever-Rise (Chase Parker & Matt Martel) are scheduled to face Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake).

The complete list of teams for the men’s Dusty Classic were revealed and they are listed as followed:

– Breezango
– Ever-Rise
– Killian Dain & Drake Maverick
– Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel)
– Curt Stallion & August Grey
– Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza
– Undisputed ERA (Adam Cole & Roderick Strong)
– Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory

Xia Li and Boa made their returns to NXT after weeks of vignettes promoting their arrivals. Xia Li scored a win over an enhancement talent. Along with Xia and Boa, there was an individual sitting in a chair on stage who was a part of their entrance and exit from camera’s view.

Raquel Gonzalez scored a win over Rhea Ripley in a Last Woman Standing match at New Year’s Evil.

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