After years of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic being the best part of the mens tag team division in WWE, it’s time for the women to get their time in the spotlight. One team who has been waiting for this shot for years now is Kayden Carter & Kacy Catanzaro, perhaps the most experienced team in the field of eight.
Experience might not mean much however, as they meet Mercedes Martinez & Toni Storm, two dangerous singles stars teaming up for the first time. Can experience as a team pull Carter & Catanzaro through?
Mercedes Martinez Looks Unstoppable
After a big introduction from WWE Hall of Famer and NXT commentator Beth Phoenix, this match would start between Carter & Storm. Carter fought to get wrist control, before being outwrestled and dropped with a shoulder tackle. Storm kept Carter guessing where the next strike was coming from, before hitting the dropkick and tagging in Martinez.
Carter would take some abuse in the form of a sidewalk slam before managing to tag in Catanzaro. The speed of Catanzaro would be a decent match for Martinez, at least until she got caught and slammed. Even a running tornado DDT attempt was stopped in its tracks, with Martinez turning it into a suplex dropped into a powerslam as we went to a commercial break.
Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter Get Some Help
Coming back from the break, Storm had control of Catanzaro before making a quick tag into Martinez who threw her across the ring like a sack of potatoes. A big knife edge chop punished Catanzaro, before she’d be set up on the top rope for an avalanche Air Raid Siren. Catanzaro made last second adjustments to get a top rope hurricanrana.
Martinez got the tag first, but Storm was unable to stop Carter from getting into this match. Carter was fresh and launched off dropkick after dropkick, before rolling Storm into a short superkick. Storm went to the bottom rope, and took a low Hana Kimura style big boot to the jaw. Martinez broke up the pinfall, but Catanzaro took her out of the ring and dove onto her.
Back in the ring, Storm hit Carter with a German Suplex after a headbutt, and wanted a single leg crab. She got the hold, but as the referee checked for a tapout, NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai took Martinez out. Carter and Catanzaro used a leg twist to hold storm in place, as Catanzaro took to the sky for the twisting splash to win.
Will Catanzaro & Carter be able to win it all? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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