After a long and arduous road, the 2022 Women’s Dusty Rhodes Classic Finals will feature powerhouses Io Shirai & Kay Lee Ray squaring off with the surprising duo of Wendy Choo and Dakota Kai for an opportunity to raise the Dusty Cup and challenge NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Toxic Attraction.
Despite not usually liking anyone, Shirai has warmed up to Ray to create an impressive pair that has one goal: dethroning Toxic Attraction. The two bulldozed their way through their first-round match against Lash Legend & Amari Miller before triumphing over Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter in a jaw-dropping semifinal bout.
They’ll take on the intriguing partnership of Choo and Kai, who initially had the NXT Universe scratching their heads at the “odd couple” pairing before pulling off the upset over Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta in the opening round of the tournament. Their Cinderella run continued when Choo & Kai took down the dynamic team of Raquel Gonzalez & Cora Jade. Their win was aided by Toxic Attraction interfering and injuring Big Mami Cool.
Which new partnership will rise to the occasion and lift the coveted Dusty Cup? Tune in Tuesday night to NXT 2.0 at 8/7 C on USA to find out!