Finals set for WWE NXT men's Dusty Classic

The 2021 men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is down to its final two teams.

The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) will face MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) in the men’s Dusty Classic finals at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day this Sunday. The winning team will receive the Dusty Cup and a shot at Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch’s NXT Tag Team titles.

The Grizzled Young Veterans defeated Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher in the main event of tonight’s NXT to advance to the finals. The Grizzled Young Veterans had defeated Ever-Rise (Chase Parker & Matt Martel) in the first round of the tournament and Kushida & Leon Ruff in the quarterfinals.

MSK advanced to the finals by defeating Legado Del Fantasma’s Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde on NXT tonight. MSK defeated Isaiah “Swerve” Scott & Jake Atlas in the first round and Drake Maverick & Killian Dain in the quarterfinals. 

MSK (former Rascalz members Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) made their NXT debut in this year’s Dusty Classic.

The Grizzled Young Veterans are in the Dusty Classic finals for the second straight year. They lost to Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne in the finals of the 2020 tournament.

Here’s the updated card for TakeOver: Vengeance Day:

NXT Champion Finn Balor defends against Pete Dunne
NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai defends against Toni Storm and Mercedes Martinez in a triple threat match
NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano defends against Kushida
Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic finals: The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) vs. MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter)
Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic finals: Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez