The brackets have been revealed for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, but the WWE apparently had to make a last minute change.
What was the change? The bracket had teams move about a little bit.
The left side of the bracket has The Street Profits vs. Heavy Machinery and TM61 vs. The Authors of Pain in the first round, while the right side has SAnitY vs. Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss and Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs. Tyler Bate and Trent Seven.
For whatever it is worth, the original looked like this:
Obviously, in the grand scheme of things, this doesn’t matter all that much. It just appears the WWE didn’t want teams it felt — or it felt fans would feel — are the favorites on the same side of the bracket.
The WWE tweaking with brackets isn’t anything new. Injuries often force the company’s hand after releasing these things onto the free-world.
From the WWE announcement:
Which duos will advance to the second round of the prestigious tag team tournament and come one step closer to challenging for the NXT Tag Team Titles at TakeOver: New Orleans? Tune in to NXT every Wednesday night at 8/7 C on the award-winning WWE Network as the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic returns!
Who do you guys have?