WWE NXT: Former Impact Wrestling Tag Team Wins in the Dusty Rhodes Classic

January 14, 2021 11:44 am

The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is underway, and WWE NXT has just witnessed its first big debut of the year. Zachary Wentz and Dezmond Xavier are no more the Rascalz, but MSK. They have also been rechristened as Wes Lee and Nash Carter and made their NXT debut against Isiah Scott and Jake Atlas.

MSK debuts on WWE NXT

Wes Lee and Nash Carter are a valuable addition to the NXT tag team division. Teams like the Undisputed Era and Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch have held the division on their backs, and it’s time for them to move on.

In the Dusty Classic, teams like Grizzled Young Veterans and Imperium are also taking part. These teams are likely to put on insane matches against MSK, given how talented Wes and Nash are. They were a regular attraction in Impact and PWG, making them one of the most sought after teams in North America.

Wes Lee and Nash Carter faced off against Isiah Scott and Jake Atlas in the first round of the Dusty Classic. This match served a much greater purpose than just the debut for MSK. It also served as a way of taking the Isiah Scott-Jake Atlas storyline forward. Swerve has been teasing a heel turn for sometime, and Atlas is the perfect foil for him.

Are they the favourites to win the Dusty Rhodes Classic?

MSK’s debut automatically makes them big favourites to win the entire tournament. Former winners Undisputed Era still have the best chances of winning now that former NXT Champion Adam Cole is wrestling. Teams like GYV and Imperium also pose a threat.

On WWE NXT, the Grizzled Young Veterans beat Ever-Rise after the veteran team hit the Ticket to Mayhem for the win. MSK beat Atlas and Scott after hitting a modified Hart Attack on Scott for the win. The Undisputed Era beat former NXT Tag Team Champions Fandango and Tyler Breeze after Adam Cole super-kicked Fandango out of midair for the win.

Next week, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado face Imperium. Kushida and Leon Ruff battle Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory. With teams so good, the Dusty Rhodes Classic promises to be an exciting tournament.

Nathan Fulgado

Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist. Nathan is a former athlete, competing at the national level during his school days, but his current focus remains on the art of pro-wrestling. When he isn't writing or talking about wrestling, he can be seen watching the legendary battles between the Undertaker and Shawn Michaels, or what he regards as the best rivalry in wrestling history. As a fan of Japanese Strong Style and a supporter of independent wrestling, Nathan is an ardent follower of Kenny Omega, AJ Styles, Tomohiro Ishii and Hiroshi Tanahashi.

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