#DIY vs. The Authors of Pain (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinal Match)
The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is down to the final four teams, as the best duos in the world battle to see who will take home the Dusty Classic Cup. #DIY have the advantage going into this contest after not having to compete in the second round due to The Revival forfeiting. However, the undefeated Authors of Pain have run roughshod over every tag team they’ve faced so far in NXT.
WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering has skillfully motivated Akam & Rezar en route to a dominating run in the Dusty Classic. Will their size and strength advantage over Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa propel them into the finals?
On the other side, Gargano & Ciampa are arguably The Authors of Pain’s toughest opponents to date. You could also argue Ellering’s monsters haven’t faced real adversity in the squared circle yet. You can bet Gargano & Ciampa will do their best to deliver a fast-paced, hard-hitting attack against these towering behemoths. Can #DIY be the first tag team to overcome The Authors of Pain en route to the Dusty Classic’s final round?