Last week saw the men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic kick off, but this week the women’s side of the tournament gets started! Also, we get our second ever Fight Pit match, where Timothy Thatcher and Tommaso Ciampa finally sort their issues out once and for all. Let’s break down that match and everything else announced for tonight’s episode of WWE NXT!
Fight Pit Was Rescheduled From New Years Evil
While the Fight Pit match between Ciampa & Thatcher finally comes tonight, it was supposed to happen two weeks ago as part of New Year’s Evil. The match was rescheduled due to Thatcher suffering a minor injury while preparing for the match.
We’ve only seen one Fight Pit match before, where Thatcher sent Matt Riddle out of NXT in one of the most brutal matches the brand has ever seen. Now put Ciampa in there, a man known as “The Psycho Killer” and we’re in for an absolute war.
This all started because Ciampa called out Thatcher for just having a tough aesthetic, and has escalated to this match. Only one man will be left standing, and it could go either way.
Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Continues
Last week, between 205 Live & NXT we saw five first round matches in the 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Undisputed Era defeated Breezango, Killian Dain & Drake Maverick defeated Curt Stallion & August Grey, MSK defeated Jake Atlas & Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Grizzled Young Veterans defeated Ever-Rise, and Legado Del Fantasma defeated Bollywood Boyz.
Action picks back up tonight with Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory taking on KUSHIDA & Leon Ruff. Ruff & Gargano had a surprisingly good set of matches in late 2020, and KUSHIDA has his eyes on the NXT North American Championship. Elsewhere, Lucha House Party look to keep their NXT return rolling as they take on former NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium.
The First Ever Female Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Kicks Off
While we’ve seen the men’s version for years, tonight is the start of our first ever female tag team tournament in NXT. The field is still being unveiled, but we have our first match tonight.
Kayden Carter & Kacy Catanzaro are a very experienced tag team, but they face two tough ladies in Mercedes Martinez & Toni Storm. Storm & Martinez don’t have much in common, but that doesn’t make them any less dangerous. Both teams want to make history, but only one will move on.
What match are you most excited for tonight on WWE NXT? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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