Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament (2015)

The second Classic took place throughout the fall of 2016, eventually culminating in November at NXT TakeOver: Toronto, where it was won by The Authors of Pain.

The winners of the tournament receive a trophy that is modeled in part after Rhodes' signature "cowboy" style wrestling boots.


  First Round
NXT (October 5)
NXT/Live event (November 2)
Live event (November 7)
NXT TakeOver: Toronto (November 19)
(Nick Miller and Shane Thorne)
 Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss  
   TM-61 Pin3  
   Austin Aries and Roderick Strong  
 Austin Aries and Roderick Strong Pin
 Heavy Machinery
(Tucker Knight and Otis Dozovic)
   TM-61 Pin  
 Kota Ibushi and T.J. Perkins1 Pin  
 Lince Dorado and Mustafa Ali  
   Kota Ibushi and T.J. Perkins
   SAnitY Pin  
 Bobby Roode and Tye Dillinger
(Alexander Wolfe and Sawyer Fulton)
   The Authors of Pain Pin
 The Authors of Pain
(Rezar and Akam)
 The Bollywood Boyz
(Gurv Sihra and Harv Sihra)
   The Authors of Pain Pin
   No Way Jose and Rich Swann  
 No Way Jose and Rich Swann Pin
 Tony Nese and Drew Gulak  
   The Authors of Pain Pin
 The Revival
(Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder)
 Andrade Almas and Cedric Alexander  
   The Revival
   DIY Forfeit2  
(Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa)
 Ho Ho Lun and Tian Bing  
  • 1 – T.J. Perkins replaced Hideo Itami, who was injured before his tournament match.
  • 2 – The Revival was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to Dawson being "injured".
  • 3 – Austin Aries could not perform due to a legitimate injury. William Regal announced that the winner of a singles match between Thorne vs. Strong, would advance in the tournament.


External links

World Wrestling Entertainment Tournaments
King of the Ring

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