An opportunity to earn tag team supremacy will be on the line at NXT TakeOver: Respect, when Jason Jordan & Chad Gable take on Baron Corbin & Rhyno in the semifinals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
At first, Jordan & Gable seemed like an unlikely tag team, with the eager Olympian Gable practically begging Jordan to join forces with him. But since they started teaming, the pair has found nothing but success. Their mastery of the mat game has catapulted them to the forefront of NXT’s tag team division. To earn their spot in the semifinals, Jordan & Gable defeated the duo of WWE Superstar Neville & Solomon Crowe in the opening round and The Hype Bros in the quarterfinals.
On the other hand, Corbin & Rhyno were put together specifically for this tournament. The type of destruction and carnage they thrive on doesn’t require much in the way of teamwork. The two heavy-hitters demonstrated that in the opening round, where they eliminated the longest-reigning NXT Tag Team Champions in history, The Ascension. The Lone Wolf and The Man Beast followed up that performance in the quarterfinals with an impressive victory against independent scene standouts Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa.
|NXT Takeover VII previews|
|Bayley v Sasha Banks • Apollo Crews v Tyler Breeze • Finn Bálor & Samoa Joe v Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder • Jason Jordan & Chad Gable v Baron Corbin & Rhyno • Asuka vs. Dana Brooke|