TJ Perkins & Kota Ibushi vs. Lince Dorado & Mustafa Ali (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic First Round Match)
The first round of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic may just be saving the best for last, as WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins & Kota Ibushi join forces to battle Lince Dorado & Mustafa Ali in what is sure to be a spectacular aerial showdown.
Ibushi was originally slated to team with Hideo Itami, but the Japanese competitor was replaced by Perkins after suffering an injury. While it remains to be seen who the better tag team partner would be, having the winner of the Cruiserweight Classic as your partner is not too shabby. In fact, Perkins and The Golden Star are far from strangers, having clashed against one another in a five-star showdown in the semifinals of the CWC.
Perkins & Ibushi may be considered the favorites in this matchup, but don’t underestimate Dorado & Ali, who also went head-to-head in the Cruiserweight Classic. The Golden Lynx of Lucha Libre and The Pakistani Prince are two of the most exciting in-ring competitors in the world, routinely throwing caution to the wind in an effort to take out their opponents.
See which high-flying duo advances to the second round when the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic continues tonight at 8/7 C, only on the award-winning WWE Network.