This year’s second annual Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic continued last night on NXT with Austin Aries and his mystery partner Roderick Strong defeating Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight. In addition, No Way Jose and Rich Swann defeated Tony Nese and Drew Gulak to advance.
Aries and Strong will now face TM-61 while Swann and Jose will face The Authors of Pain in the second round.
First round matches for next week will be: Lince Dorado and Mustafa Ali vs. Kota Ibushi and RAW Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins, plus Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa vs. HoHo Lun and Tian Bing.
Below are post-show reactions with Charly Caruso talking to Team Aries, then Swann and Jose:
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