Women’s Dusty Classic bracket announced, three new NXT signings

Jan 20, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

All eight teams have been revealed for the first-ever WWE NXT Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

The tournament will feature three new WWE signings that were just announced today. WWE has signed Elayna Black, who is now called Cora Jade, and Lacey Ryan, who is now going by Zoey Stark, and they have signed Priscilla Kelly, who is now going by Gigi Dolin.

The following tournament matches have been announced for the first round, which begins on tonight’s NXT show with Mercedes Martinez and Toni Storm vs. Team Ninja (Kayden Carter, Kacy Catanzaro):

LEFT SIDE
* The Way (Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell) vs. Gigi Dolin and Cora Jade

* Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon vs. Marina Shafir and Zoey Stark

RIGHT SIDE
* Mercedes Martinez and Toni Storm vs. Team Ninja (Kacy Catanzaro, Kayden Carter)

* Aliyah and Jessi Kamea vs. Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez

Stay tuned for more on the first-ever Women’s Dusty Classic. You can see the new signings and the bracket photo below:

One Response

  1. Indigo Andy says:

    Marina Shafir not with Jessamyn Duke, huh? At this point NXT is easily making just as many stable blunders as the main roster does.

  2. Matthew P Lightizer says:

    “Fightful Select reports that Duke is not injured, but has been focusing on creating content for UpUpDownDown. She was a full-time game streamer when she was hired by WWE and creates digital content for the company full time now. It’s believed that she prefers creating content over wrestling the way things are now due to the pandemic.

    The plan was always for Shafir to team with someone else, and there are currently no plans for Duke to wrestle in NXT while she’s working on UUDD.”

    Source: https://411mania.com/wrestling/note-on-why-jessamyn-duke-was-not-featured-in-dusty-tag-team-classic/

    It means that Jessamyn Duke is now a producer and is no longer a wrestler.

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