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The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is an annual professional wrestling tag team tournament held by the WWE.

The tournament is named in honor of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Dusty Rhodes, who died in 2015. The tournament has been compared to and (at least partially) inspired by the Crockett Cup tournaments of the 1980s that were promoted by Jim Crockett Promotions (which would later become more widely known as World Championship Wrestling). Rhodes himself had been both the behind the scenes creator of and a featured performer in those tournaments.

The 16-team single elimination tournament was established in July 2021 as a tribute to Rhodes - who had been serving as a senior producer and trainer in NXT. That year's Classic featured tournament matches taking place all through August on Raw, SmackDown and 205 Live, and would culminate at SummerSlam of that year.

The winners of the tournament receive a trophy that is modeled in part after Rhodes' signature "cowboy" style wrestling boots and a tag team championship match at the following pay-per-view.

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