Teams advance in the Men’s and Women’s Dusty Rhodes Classic

On Friday’s edition of 205 Live, the show featured two tournament matches from the men’s and women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

On Friday’s edition of 205 Live, the show featured two tournament matches from the men’s and women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

In the first match, Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell defeated the debuting Cora Jade & Gigi Dolin after Hartwell slammed Jade and pinned her.

Jade (formerly Elayna Black) and Dolin (Priscilla Kelly) were announced as new signings by NXT earlier this week.

LeRae & Hartwell will advance to the second and meet the winners of the Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart vs. Marina Shafir & Zoey Stark match.

In the men’s tournament matches, the makeshift team of Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher advanced beating Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari after Ciampa hit Willow’s Bell and pinned Nese.

Following Thatcher’s win over Ciampa in the Fight Pit on NXT, the two formed a tag team for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with the story that they found mutual respect after their match this past Wednesday.

Thatcher & Ciampa will face Adam Cole & Roderick Strong in the second round of the men’s tournament. The other second-round matches include KUSHIDA & Leon Ruff vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans, MSK vs. Drake Maverick & Killian Dane, and Lucha House Party vs. Legado Del Fantasma.

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