NXT Injury Forces Dusty Rhodes Classic Reshuffle

Tyler Bate is currently out of action with a knee injury which means the bracket for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic has changed.

We are currently in the midst of the latest edition of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic on NXT. A tag team tournament that has become commonplace on WWE's black and yellow brand with a much coveted trophy at the end for the winners. In fact this latest tournament, the third time that NXT has run the Dusty Classic, the winners will also get a shot at the Tag Team Titles at TakeOver: New Orleans.

So far NXT has broadcast three of the four first round matches in the Classic which means three quarters of those semi final spots have already been filled. Previous winners and current holders the Authors of Pain have made it through, Sanity are also still in the running, and so are Street Profits. When it comes to that fourth and final spot though things may be about to get a little confusing.

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The last first round match was supposed to be between Moustache Mountain and the team of Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan. Unfortunately for the former though Tyler Bate has been sidelined with a knee injury which means they can no longer compete. As announced by WWE.com, NXT General Manager William Regal is currently in the process of finding a suitable replacement.

Those of you who watched NXT this past week will have likely guessed that the team of Roderick Strong and Pete Dunne end up taking the place of Moustache Mountain. However if you don't want spoilers then stop reading now. Strong and Dunne manage to make it all the way to the final to take on AOP. That match was interrupted by The Undisputed Era so Regal has decided to book both teams in a triple threat with the champions at NXT Takeover.

The New Orleans TakeOver card is shaping up to be one of the best ever. Not only will the match for the Tag Team Titles be a potential show stealer but there's also the NXT Championship match between Aleister Black and Andrade Almas and the introduction of a brand new title into the mix. Watch your back WrestleMania because NXT TakeOver is once again looking to be the best show of the weekend.


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