As noted, Hideo Itami has suffered a neck injury and will be unable to team with Kota Ibushi in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

In the video above, WWE NXT General Manager William Regal announces that Ibushi will be teaming with RAW Cruiserweight TJ Perkins in the tournament.

Kota and Perkins will face Lince Dorado and Mustafa Ali in a first round match.

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