The Time Splitters are reuniting in NXT for the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic!
Mauro Ranallo announced during tonight’s show that Alex Shelley will team with Kushida next week against The Grizzled Young Veterans in the first round of the annual tournament.
Time Splitters were an active team from 2012-2015 and last competed together in 2016.
Alex Shelley is most famously known for his time in TNA/Impact Wrestling as one half of the Motor City Machine Guns with Chris Sabin. He recently guest coached at the WWE Performance Center, leading many to speculate he’d team with Kushida in the tourney, but Shelley attempted to downplay this last night on Twitter.
“Everybody seems to think Kushi needs me,” he wrote. “Kushi and I, and The Bucks, and Forever Hooligans, and ReDragon, helped change [NJPW]’s jr. tag division. But really, he’s going to be awesome with any partner.”
FYI – Undisputed Era and Imperium advanced in the tournament during tonight’s show.
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