NXT Results (3/6): The First Round of The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

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This week’s episode kicked off with a vignette featuring The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. NXT’s top teams wee highlighted, including DIY, The Street Profits, The Undisputed Era and Ricochet and Aleister Black.

The first round begins!

RICOCHET AND ALEISTER BLACK VS. THE EUROPEAN UNION

Ric and Black were out first, followed by Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel. The match started with Aichner and Barthel on the offense, isolating Black in the corner. Aleister tried to fight his way out but he was kept on the mat, as The European Union continued to beat him down.

Black finally made the tag to Ricochet, who came in with a flurry of offense. Ric hit one huge move after another and kept The European Union searching of an answer.

Aichner hit an amazing double rope Moonsault but Ricochet kicked out at two. Ric kept chipping away but Aichner kept pushing him back, until another hot tag was needed. this time it was Aleister Black that came in like a man possessed. Ricochet came back in to even the odds. leaving Aleister to hit the Black Mass for the win.

WINNERS AND ADVANCING TO THE NEXT ROUND: ALEISTER BLACK AND RICOCHET

The War Raiders were seen backstage in a stare-down with Moustache Mountain. A rundown of Keith Lee versus Dominik Dijakovic from last week was shown, followed by a confrontation between the two men in the Performance Center. A rematch between Lee and Dijakovic was announced for the March 20 edition of NXT.

THE FORGOTTEN SONS VS. ONEY LORCAN AND DANNY BURCH

Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake were out first with Jaxson Ryker, followed by Lorcan and Burch. Lorcan and Burch went to work early, cutting the ring in half and keeping Cutler in their corner. But Blake soon tagged in and The Forgotten Sons took over.

Lorcan and Burch found themselves at a disadvantage throughout much of the match, as The Forgotten Sons kept applying the pressure. Lorcan finally made the tag and Burch came in strong, hitting Blake and Cutler with one move after another.

Danny was just hitting his stride when he tagged back out to Lorcan, who was still selling the punishment he endured during the first half of the match. Oney tried to go to work but was struggling to stay on his feet. He finally tagged back out to Burch, who was immediately double teamed. Danny then tagged back out once again and Oney came out hard and fast. But it was not enough, as The Forgotten Sons maintained their offense to get the victory.

WINNERS AND ADVANCING TO THE NEXT ROUND: THE FORGOTTEN SONS

NXT North American champion The Velveteen Dream came out to address the Full Sail crowd. But Dream was interrupted by Matt Riddle, who wanted to congratulate the new champion on his title win. But Riddle wanted a closer look at the title and said he wondered what it would look like around his waist. Dream said he was not Riddle’s “bro.” Dream snapped his fingers, which put a spotlight on him. He said the spotlight was his and it was “Dream over.”

The Undisputed Era was shown backstage, followed by a vignette featuring the recent heat between Bianca Belair and Io Shirai. Io and Kairi Sane were interviewed and Shirai said it was her destiny to be the NXT Women’s champion. The No.1 Contenders Match between Io and Bianca will take place on the March 13 edition of NXT

THE STREET PROFITS VS. MOUSTACHE MOUNTAIN

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Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins were out first, followed by Trent Seven and Tyler Bate. The Full Sail crowd was evenly split in terms of support for both teams. Bate and Ford started off with some mat wrestling, as Montez fought to attain a vertical base.

Tyler worked a side headlock until Montez finally tagged out to Dawkins, who came in and there his weight around. But Tyler fought back and tagged Seven, who came in and almost immediately got caught by Angelo. Dawkins tagged out and The Street Profits were in full control of the match.

Seven began mounting a comeback however, as both teams made the hot tag. Tyler and Angelo were the two legal men in the ring and Bate gave just as good as he got. Montez and Trent soon became involved again, as the match broke down.

Bate hit a Deadlift German Suplex on Dawkins and then tagged out to Seven, who came off the top rope onto Angelo for the pin.

WINNERS AND ADVANCING TO THE NEXT ROUND: MOUSTACHE MOUNTAIN

THE UNDISPUTED ERA VS. DIY

Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly were out first, followed by Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. DIY’s original entrance music was played, evidently making their return as a tag team official.

Fish and Gargano kicked off the match, chain wrestling on the mat for much of the first sequence. Fish tagged out but was caught by Gargano, who then tagged out to Ciampa. But neither team could find an advantage early, as they both fought for control of the match.

Finally The Undisputed Era took over and kept Johnny Wrestling away from his corner. Fish and O’Reilly continued to isolate Gargano and Ciampa was helpless to stop them. But Gargano would not die and kept fighting back. He finally made the hot tag to Ciampa, who came in and laid waste to both O’Reilly and Fish.

But The Undisputed Era came back and the match soon broke down. Gargano and O’Reilly battled it out in the ring and Ciampa eventually tagged back in. Fish hit a top rope superplex on Tommaso and cinched him in an armbar. But DIY soon regained control of the match and hit Meet Me in the Middle to pick up the win.

WINNERS AND ADVANCING TO THE NEXT ROUND: DIY

The semi-final round features Moustache Mountain versus The Forgotten Sons and DIY versus Aleister Black and Ricochet next week on NXT.

The War Raiders hit the ramp and stared down DIY as NXT went off the air.

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