TM61 def. SAnitY (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinal Match)
Shane Thorne & Nick Miller had a tall task ahead of them in the semifinals of the Dusty Classic, in the form of the maniacal SAnitY. The chaotic crew wasted no time in ambushing TM61, as all four members of SAnitY attacked, knocking Thorne off the top rope and sending him crashing to the arena floor and launching Miller into the unforgiving steel ring steps.
When the anarchy settled, Thorne was the first back to his feet and started the match on his own, having to fight off not only Sawyer Fulton and Alexander Wolfe, the legal participants of the match, but also Eric Young and Nikki Cross at ringside. After enduring a tremendous beating, Thorne was able to send Wolfe and Fulton colliding into each other and tag in Miller. The fresh member of TM61 went right after SAnitY. Though Wolfe & Fulton managed to gang up on Miller and set him up for their double-team finishing move, Thorne dropkicked Fulton out of the ring, allowing Miller to roll up Wolfe and get the three-count!
With their victory, TM61 have advanced to the tournament finals at NXT TakeOver: Toronto. It may be wise for them to rest up and recover from SAnitY’s assault from now until next Saturday, as they will have to withstand the bruising power of The Authors of Pain if they want to leave Canada with the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Cup.