Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semi-Final Match: Finn Balor and Samoa Joe vs. The Mechanics
We go to the ring and out comes NXT Champion Finn Balor to a big pop. His partner Samoa Joe is out next to another pop.
Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder are out next. Joe unloads on Dash in the corner early on. Joe misses in the corner as Dawson provides an assist. Dash beats Joe down and tags in Dawson for some double teaming in the corner. Balor is back on the apron now. Dawson works over Joe in the corner and rakes his face over the top rope. Dash tags back in as they keep up the quick offense on Joe. Dash with a 2 count. Joe nails an enziguri in the corner.
Dawson comes in but Balor also gets a tag. He kicks Dawson in the head coming in. Balor with a clothesline and a kick to Dash. Finn with chops and another kick to Dash to knock him off the apron. Finn ends up diving out onto both Mechanics and taking them out to a big pop. Balor brings it back in and dropkicks Dawson into the corner. The Mechanics turn it around and beat Balor down as Joe looks on for a tag. They focus on Finn’s injured leg now.
Finn looks to finally be going for the tag but Joe gets pulled off the apron by Dash. Dawson with an elbow from the top for a 2 count. Dawson with more kicks to the leg. Finn gets stopped from tagging again but finally makes it. Joe unloads on Dash and nails a big boot, then the senton. Joe with a big powerslam for a 2 count. Joe misses in the corner but catches Dash with a big slam. Joe takes Dash up for a Musclebuster but Finn asks for a tag. Joe nails the Musclebuster and Finn follows up with the Coup de Grace. Joe nails Dawson as Finn covers for the win and the spot in the finals.
Winners: Finn Balor and Samoa Joe
– After the match, Finn sells the leg injury as Joe checks on him and we go to replays. Joe and Finn make their exit as we see the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Cup.
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals: Samoa Joe and Finn Balor vs. Rhyno and Baron Corbin
We go to the ring and Dusty’s daughter-in-law Eden is doing the announcing. Baron Corbin is out first followed by Rhyno. Samoa Joe is out next followed by NXT Champion Finn Balor.
Finn starts off with Rhyno. Balor with an early pin attempt. More back and forth as Corbin comes in. We’re off to a slow start until Corbin decks Finn. Finn comes right back with a dropkick. Joe tags in and unloads on Corbin. Joe with a chop, a kick and a knee drop for a 2 count. Joe with more strikes and offense until Corbin catches him for a 2 count. Corbin mounts Joe with right hands and a 2 count. Rhyno tags in for a bit of double teaming. Rhyno with chops and strikes in the corner. Rhyno keeps control and hits a belly to belly for a 2 count.
Corbin comes back in and keeps control of Joe for another 2 count. Finn finally gets the hot tag and has issues with his leg. He runs into a big boot. Finn still nails an enziguri. Rhyno comes over and takes out Finn’s bad knee on the apron while the referee is distracted. Corbin slams Finn’s leg into the ring post a few times. Corbin keeps control for another pin attempt. Balor nails a Slingblade out of nowhere as fans rally. Joe and Rhyno get the hot tags and go at it. Joe unloads and nails a big boot. Joe with the senton. Rhyno whips Joe into the corner but Joe slams him. Joe with a STO on Corbin. Joe turns around to a Gore from Rhyno but Finn breaks the pin up. Finn with a DDT on Cobin. Finn sends Corbin to the floor. Rhyno knocks Finn to the floor. Rhyno runs into a kick from Joe. More back and forth until Joe and Balor get the win.
Winners of the WWE NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: Samoa Joe and Finn Balor
– After the match, the Rhodes family comes in to present the cup to Joe and Balor. Cody Rhodes talks about remembering and respecting The Dream. Cody talks about how fans let Dusty into their homes for years and makes it official – everyone is a Rhodes tonight. Fans chant for Dusty as his theme music hits. Joe and Balor raise the cup as a “thank you Dusty” chant starts. Joe and Balor pose with the Rhodes family to end it.
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