There were two tag-team matches in the Dusty Classic. DIY Ciampa and Gargano won their match against Tian Bing & HoHo Lun and will move on to face the Revival. I like these guys and their feud with Revival is perfect for their next round.
The feud between Tye Dillinger and Bobby Roode continues to escalate; after Dillinger won his match against Noah Potjes, he was ambushed by Roode during his post match interview.
Asuka was on the card and easily defeated Thea Trinidad. William Regal announced that Asuka will face Mickie James at NXT Takeover – Toronto. This clearly shows the lack of talent depth in the NXT Women’s division. Billie Kay looks to be the heir apparent for the NXT Women’s title with Liv Morgan as the hungry contender. Peyton Royce gives Billie the edge. The feud between these two has potential.
The other match in the Dusty Classic tournament was T.J. Perkins (replacing Hideo Itami) and Kota Ibushi, , defeating Lince Dorado and Mustafa Ali. They will face SaNiTY in the next round.
Samoa Joe continued his campaign for the NXT Championship. He gave his explanation for his actions against Shinsuke Nakamura. They will face each other at NXT Takeover-Toronto for the NXT title.
It was good programming as NXT continues building momentum towards their Toronto takeover.