Tyler Bate and Trent Seven to team up in Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

Tyler Bate won the United Kingdom championship last year and is a regular on NXT

British wrestlers Tyler Bate and Trent Seven will form a team in the forthcoming Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

Bate – who last year won a tournament to be crowned WWE’s first United Kingdom champion – will join forces with fellow West Midlands professional Seven as the Moustache Mountain duo at the NXT event.

They will face Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan in the first round of the competition, the winner of which will take on NXT tag team champions Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly at TakeOver: New Orleans in April.

This year’s tournament will be the third to take place to honour WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, who played a key role in NXT before his death in 2015.

The 2015 event was won by the team of Finn Balor and Samoa Joe, while the Authors of Pain team claimed victory in 2016.

Other matches this year see rising young tag teams Heavy Machinery and Street Profits face off and a rematch of the 2016 tournament final, with the red-hot returning duo of TM61 taking on winners Authors of Pain

The athletic tandem of Riddick Moss and Tino Sabbatelli complete the bracket against the chaos-seeking SAnitY.