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World Wrestling Entertainment
Florida Championship Wrestling
In January 2009, Trent Barreta and Caylen Croft formed a tag team named the Dude Busters. Together, they would defeat Tyler Reks on May 30, 2009 to win the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship after Reks' tag team partner, Johnny Curtis, failed to appear. On July 23, Barreta and Croft lost the title to Justin Angel and Kris Logan. Despite the title loss, the Dude Busters reclaimed the title after Croft and Curt Hawkins, their new ally, defeated the Rotundos (Bo and Duke) on November 19. Although not a champion, Beretta was allowed to defend the title alongside either Croft or Hawkins via the Freebird Rule. On January 14, 2010 at an FCW television taping, the Dude Busters lost the Florida Tag Team Championship to The Fortunate Sons (Brett DiBiase and Joe Hennig).
ECW and SmackDown (2009–2010)
On the December 1, 2009 episode of ECW on Syfy, Barreta and Croft debuted as villains in a winning effort against Bobby Shields and Tyler Hilton, two local competitors. On the February 9, 2010 episode of ECW, they lost to Goldust and Yoshi Tatsu in a match to determine the number-one contenders to the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship.
When the ECW brand ended in February 2010, its roster became free agents. Barreta and Croft signed with SmackDown, making their debut for the brand on February 19 in a losing effort against Cryme Tyme. On the April 2 episode of SmackDown, they began using their Dude Busters name again, which they had seemingly dropped since their move to the main roster.
The Dude Busters (now promoted as faces) earned their first tag team victory since joining the SmackDown roster when they defeated Curt Hawkins and Vance Archer on the August 26 edition of Superstars.
On November 19, 2010, Croft was released from his contract, effectively ending the team.
Championships and accomplishments
1For their second reign, Croft won the titles with Curt Hawkins, but Barreta was also recognized as champion and could defend the titles with either Croft or Hawkins under the Freebird Rule.
- The Chickbusters, a female team that stylized their name after the Dudebusters