Scott Taylor has confirmed via the official WWE website that NXT will be bringing back the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic this year.

While this wasn’t exactly news to anyone, considering the tapings confirmed the tournament, WWE themselves have confirmed that the tournament is indeed continuing and will begin on March 7 during the NXT episode.

The winners of the tournament will win the right to face The Undisputed Era’s Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly for the NXT Tag Team Championship at NXT ‘TakeOver: New Orleans’ during ‘WrestleMania’ week.

Here is what WWE had to say via their website:

“NXT General Manager William Regal announced that the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will be returning.

The tournament honoring the memory of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes will begin in two weeks on the March 7 episode of NXT, and the winning tandem will challenge Undisputed ERA’s Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly for the NXT Tag Team Championship at TakeOver: New Orleans.

With NXT’s Tag Team division as crowded as it’s ever been, the competition to be a part of this epic tournament is sure to heat up. Who will join teams such as The Authors of Pain, Heavy Machinery, Street Profits and TM61 in this epic tag team tournament?

Keep checking for the latest Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic news and updates.”

Wrestling Rumors will continue to update you on this tournament as more news does become available.

You can find the crowning of the first set of winners below.

WWE Network: The winners of the Dusty Rhodes Classic are crowned: WWE NXT TakeOver: Respect

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