We begin with footage from last year’s Dusty Rhodes Classic and the announcement of this year’s tournament. Tonight we are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Corey Graves and Tom Phillips.
The Bollywoods Boyz say that they are here to make a statement. Gurv says they will not say they told you so, but they told you so.
Match Number One: The Bollywood Boyz versus Akam and Rezar (with Paul Ellering) in a First Round Match in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic
Harv and Rezar start things off and Harv gets in some shots before Rezar sends Harv into the turnbuckles and tags in Akam who slams Harv. Harv escapes a slam and hits a jaw breaker. Gurv tags in and he runs into a clothesline from Akam. Rezar tags in and they connect with a series of knees to the midsection and then hit a double gutbuster on Gurv. Rezar knocks Harv off the apron and then hits a splash on Gurv. Akam tasg in and they hit the clothesline and Side Russian leg sweep combination for the three count.
Winners: Akam and Rezar (Advance to face the winner of the No Way Jose and Rich Swann versus Tony Nese and Drew Gulak Match)
We see a Dan Matha video and he is coming tonight.
Match Number Two: Rich Swann versus Patrick Clark
They lock up and Clark with a side head lock. Clark with a shoulder tackle and he bows over his achievement. Swann flips over Clark and dances a little before hitting a drop kick. Swann with a chop and then Swann goes into the corner but Clark moves. Swann misses a move off the turnbuckles and Clark with a spinebuster for a near fall. Clark with a half nelson and chin lock. Clark with a punch but he runs into a boot. Swann with another boot. Clark misses a splash into the corner and Swann with a back heel kick and a running kick to the head. Swann with a thrust kick and then Swann with a cartwheel into a moonsault for the three count.
Winner: Rich Swann
We take a look at Cedric Alexander’s match against Andrade Almas from a few weeks ago and what happened after the match. Tonight they will face the Revival in a tournament match.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look back at Liv Morgan trying to be the first to beat Asuka.
We see Asuka’s comments after the match when she said no one was ready.
We see Billie Kay and Peyton Royce checking on Liv after the match and joke how she barely survived. Liv has to be held back by the medical staff.
Match Number Three: Peyton Royce (with Billie Kay) versus Danielle Kamela
They lock up and Kamela with a waist lock but Royce with an elbow and slam. Danielle with an inside cradle for a near fall followed by an arm drag. Kamela with a cross body for a near fall. Kamela with a drop kick but Royce with a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Royce puts Kamela in the ropes and chokes her in a modified Lotus Lock in the ropes. Royce chokes Kamela in the corner. Kamela with forearms and Royce with a forearm to the back followed by a knee to the back and a reverse chin lock.
Royce adds more pressure to the chin lock and stretches Kamela. Kamela backs Royce into the turnbuckles and Kamela with a forearm. Kamela with a cartwheel into an elbow. Royce blocks a suplex and Royce with a forearm to the back and a knee to the back and a fisherman’s suplex and bridge for the three count.
Winner: Peyton Royce
Bobby Roode and Tye Dillinger are in the back and they are asked about preparing for the match. Bobby tells Charly that they will prove they are the team to beat next week. Bobby says Tye takes his next big step by stepping in the ring with him. Tye says he is looking forward to showing how much Dusty meant to him. Tye sees Bobby posing and he asks him what he is doing. Charly asks about Sanity. Bobby says you want to talk about Sanity while everyone else is talking about the Glorious Ten? Roode leaves and Tye is pulled away by Bobby when he starts to talk.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Dan Matha makes his way to the ring for his first match.
Samoa Joe comes to the ring and he attacks Matha and chokes him. Joe with a running elbow and enzuigiri in the corner.
Joe takes the mic and he says ‘Tick Tock . . . Tick Tock’ Joe kicks Matha out of the ring. Joe wants to know who will be the next to get their head rocked? He asks Regal how many more must suffer because of him? Joe says he just took out your blue chip golden boy prospect. More will suffer until he gets what he wants. He wants Nakamura or hand him his championship.
Joe leaves the ring and he tells Regal he has one more week.
Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder walk through the hallways as we go to commercial.
Rich Swann and No Way Jose are asked by Dasha why they are a team. Jose says they listened to the fans. He says he tried to put Rich down but he said no way. Swann says everyone takes Jose lightly because he likes to have a fiesta. They forget Jose is 6 foot 3, six foot six with the hair. He is Dominican and he has the fire. Swann wants to know if you can handle this and Jose says No Way Jose.
We have a video package for Sanity. They will be here next week.
Match Number Four: Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson versus Cedric Alexander and Andrade Almas in a Non Title Match and a First Round Match in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic
Alexander and Wilder start things off and Dawson with a tag but Alexander gets out of trouble and Almas enters the ring to square things up. They lock up and Dawson with a side head lock. Dawson with a shoulder tackle or two. Alexander wtih a handspring into a head scissors followed by arm drags. He gives Wilder an arm drag as well. Almas comes in and they hit a double drop kick that sends Wilder and Dawson to the floor.
The referee disallows a tag because it was done on the floor and Dawson tries to attack him but Alexander sees it. Almas tags in and they hit a double drop kick and Almas with a drop kick for a near fall. Almas with a wrist lock. Almas knocks Wilder off the apron and Dawson hits Almas. Wilder tags in and he connects with a forearm to the back. Dawson tags in and kicks Almas. Alexander wtih a blind tag and then Almas and Alexander witha double back body drop and then they clothesline Dawson over the top rope. Wilder charges at Alexander and he hits a back body drop onto Wilder.
Almas goes into the ropes and hangs in them as Alexander hits a plancha onto Dawson and Wilder on the ramp. Alexander gets a near fall on Dawson. Almas tags in and he applies an arm bar. Wilder makes the tag and he hits a Divorce Court when Almas has Dawson in an O’Connor Roll. Wilder sends Almas into the ring post as we go to commercial.
We are back and Dawson continues to work on the arm and Dawson gets a near fall. Dawson continues to work on the wrist and he tags in Wilder. Wilder with a knee to the arm off the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall. Wilder with a key lock and Dawson tags in. Wilder with a drop toe hold and Dawson with an elbow drop for a near fall. Almas with a punch but Dawson with a kick. Almas blocks a suplex and he has Dawson in an inside cradle but Wilder distracts the referee to ensure that Dawson can kick out. Dawson and Wilder keep Almas from making the tag.
Wilder goes to the turnbuckles and is met with a boot. Wilder slaps Almas but Almas with an enzuigiri. Dawson and Alexander tag in and Cedric with clotheslines followed by a knee to Wilder. Cedric with a 540 kick and he gets a near fall. Wilder and Dawson go for a double suplex but Almas makes the save. Almas sends Wilder into Dawson. Cedric with a slingshot sunset flip for a near fall. Almas is pulled off the apron befor he can make the tg. Alexander avoids Dawson and Wilder but eventually they hit Shatter Machine for the three count.
Winners: Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder (Advance to face the winner of Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa versus Bin Wang and Ho Ho Lun)
After the match, Almas checks on Alexander but Almas attacks Cedric and kicks him. Almas sends Alexander to the floor and he kicks Cedric. Almas drops Alexander on the ring steps