Aleister Black & Ricochet def. The Forgotten Sons to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic
In an incredible action-packed fight that capped off the tournament honoring the late WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, Black & Ricochet overcame The Forgotten Sons’ Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake to not only win the 2019 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, but also earn an NXT Tag Team Title Match against The War Raiders at TakeOver: New York.
Throughout the contest, Black & Ricochet remained acutely aware of The Forgotten Sons’ heavy hitter at ringside, Jaxson Ryker. Despite their supreme caution, Ryker found a way to interfere, clobbering Ricochet in the lower back while the referee was distracted. That opened the door for Cutler & Blake to take over and dismantle Ricochet with a slew of backbreakers. Ryker’s luck ran out later in the match, however, when the referee caught him pushing Black’s foot off the bottom rope during a pin attempt by Blake, resulting in Ryker’s ejection from ringside.
With the playing field finally leveled, Black escaped a subsequent powerbomb attempt by Blake, tagged Ricochet and hit Blake with a vicious Black Mass before The One and Only finished the job with a 630 Splash for the win!
Confetti rained down from the ceiling as Black & Ricochet celebrated with the coveted Dusty Cup that will soon bear their names, but they didn’t have long to savor the victory, as Hanson & Rowe marched to the ring to stare down the team that will challenge them on Friday, April 5. Will Black & Ricochet’s momentum from the Dusty Classic carry over to TakeOver: New York, or will the supercharged duo be the next to fall to NXT’s modern-day Vikings?