WWE has confirmed the brackets for the first-ever Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament, with the tradition of the tournament upheld with makeshift tag teams taking on their more permanent counterparts in a knockout style tournament.
Three new WWE signings have been confirmed to take part, too, with Priscilla Kelly, Lacey Ryan and Elayna Black’s arrival to the company being announced earlier today.
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Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell will take on both Gigi Dolin and Cora Jade, also known as Priscilla Kelly and Elayna Black. Meanwhile Zoey Stark, AKA Lacey Ryan, teams with Marina Shafir to take on the team of Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon. Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter, who have been teaming together on NXT television for several months, will face Mercedes Martinez and Toni Storm. The final encounter sees Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez, who are also very familiar with one another, take on Aliyah and Jessi Kamea.
The tournament kicks off on NXT tonight, as Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter take on Mercedes Martinez and Toni Storm. The show will also feature a Fight Pit match between Timothy Thatcher and Tommaso Ciampa, as well as the continuation of the Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament.