WWE NXT notes: Women’s Dusty Classic finals at TakeOver, MSK & GYV advance

The finals of the women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is taking place at TakeOver, MSK & Grizzled Young Veterans advance in Dusty Classic.

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The NXT Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is underway and it was confirmed that the finals of the tournament will take place at NXT TakeOver on February 14th. Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez advanced by defeating Aliyah and Jessi Kamea in a first-round match. The semi-final matches are listed as followed:

  • Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell vs. TBD (Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart or Marina Shafir & Zoey Stark (Lacey Ryan)
  • Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez

NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar found an Ace card in his bag which hinted at the NXT Cruiserweight Champion of NXT UK, Jordan Devlin. Escobar was scheduled to defend the Cruiserweight title against Curt Stallion but Stallion was ambushed by Legado Del Fantasma and the match was rescheduled for next week.

An Imperium promo aired on the show that signaled the reformation of the group. NXT UK Champion WALTER last wrestled for WWE in the U.S. in January of 2020 at the Worlds Collide show. Alexander Wolfe returned on last week’s episode of NXT following Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel’s loss in the men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

MSK (Nash Carter & Wes Lee) advanced to the quarterfinals of the men’s Dusty Classic. They defeated Killian Dain and Drake Maverick. Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) also advanced in the Dusty Classic by defeating KUSHIDA and Leon Ruff. On the 2/3 show, Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado are taking on Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde in a Dusty Classic bout along with Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher facing Roderick Strong and Adam Cole in the tournament.

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