The 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will feature four teams from NXT and four teams from NXT UK.
NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed Era (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish), The Forgotten Sons (Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler), Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne, and Kushida and a partner to be revealed are the NXT teams.
The NXT UK teams are The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake), NXT UK Tag Team Champions Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang), Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner), and Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster.
Those four NXT UK teams will also face off in a ladder match for the NXT UK Tag Team titles at UK TakeOver: Blackpool II on Sunday, January 12.
This is the fifth time that WWE has held a Dusty Classic tournament. Samoa Joe & Finn Balor, The Authors of Pain, Undisputed Era (Adam Cole & O’Reilly), and Aleister Black & Ricochet were the previous winners.
WWE hasn’t announced the schedule for this year’s tournament.
NXT vs. NXT UK is the theme of the Worlds Collide special that’s taking place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on the Saturday of Royal Rumble weekend. Undisputed Era (Cole, O’Reilly, Fish & Roderick Strong) vs. Imperium (WALTER, Barthel, Aichner & Alexander Wolfe) has been announced for the show.