Kota Ibushi returning to WWE – announced for NXT tag tourney

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

Dusty Rhodes Tag Classic logo (c) WWE.com


Kota Ibushi might not have signed a full-time deal with WWE following the Cruiserweight Tournament, but he is returning to the company to take part in NXT’s big tag tournament.

WWE announced Ibushi and Hideo Itami as a tag team for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

The Finals of the tournament take place at the “NXT Takeover: Toronto” special on November 19.

Leading into Takeover, the next NXT TV taping is scheduled for October 13 at Full Sail University. Ibushi & Itami will have their first round match at the taping since they were not part of matches at the previous tapings on September 15.

Dusty Tag Classic Teams (10/16)

  • NXT tag champs The Revival
  • Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa
  • Hideo Itami & Kota Ibushi
  • Bobby Roode & Tye Dillinger
  • Cedric Alexander & Andrade “Cien” Almas
  • TM61
  • Sanity (Sawyer Fulton & Alexander Wolfe)
  • Authors of Pain
  • Bollywood Boyz
  • Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss

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