NXT: Women’s Tag Team Classic Announced, Thatcher Injury, Next TakeOver

Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

William Regal announced tonight on NXT that a Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team classic tournament will be happening “soon.”

“After a lot of consideration and looking at the strength and the depth of the roster,” Regal said, “we’re soon going to have the first ever Women’s NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.”

No other details, including teams or a start date were announced.

The men’s Dusty Rhodes Classic tournament will begin next Wednesday on NXT. The first two matches will be:

– Adam Cole & Roderick Strong vs. Breezango
– Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Ever-Rise

Other teams also announced for the tournament:
– Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory
– Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner)
– Legado del Fantasma (Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza)
– Killian Dain & Drake Maverick
– Curt Stallion & August Grey

NXT TakeOver

The next NXT TakeOver will take place on Sunday, February 14 at 7 PM ET on WWE Network. No name has been given to the event yet.

Timothy Thatcher Injured

Timothy Thatcher has a “minor injury” and wasn’t cleared for tonight’s NXT Fight Pit match against Tommaso Ciampa.

William Regal made the announcement on a video on WWE’s social media earlier today.

“After conferring with NXT’s medical staff, unfortunately, Timothy Thatcher suffered a minor injury while training for tonight’s Fight Pit and will be unable to compete,” Regal said. “With proper rehab, Mr. Thatcher should be back in action soon. But due to the brutal nature of tonight’s match, our team could not clear him in good conscience. As soon as Mr. Thatcher heals, he and Tommaso Ciampa will sort out their differences in the fight pit.”