Dio Maddin Issues Challenge To Brock Lesnar, Official Brackets For 2020 Dusty Rhodes Classic Released

Dio Maddin Wants To Beat Brock Lesnar This Year

Dio Maddin, who was originally part of the RAW commentary team, has not been seen on WWE TV since he stood up to Brock Lesnar during the November 4 edition of RAW. Maddin was put through the announce table by Lesnar and the kayfabe “injury” was allegedly a way to get Maddin back into training to become an in-ring performer.

Maddin is currently back at the Performance Center in Orlando and in a series of Tweets is aiming high and big for his eventual in-ring debut.

In a Tweet, Maddin claimed that his goal for 2020 is to beat Brock Lesnar. He tagged the Beast himself in his tweet. When questioned by a fan in another Tweet about the wisdom of tagging Lesnar in his Tweet, Maddin said that he wanted Lesnar to see it.

Brackets For 2020 Dusty Rhodes Classic Released

The 2020 Dusty Rhodes Classic is set to begin on the next episode of NXT and the WWE has released the official brackets for the first round matches.

For the first round, the following tag teams from NXT and NXT UK are set to clash:

  • NXT UK’s Imperium, featuring Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner, will be going up against NXT’s The Forgotten Sons, featuring Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler.
  • NXT’s Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne will be going up against NXT UK’s Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster.
  • NXT UK’s Grizzled Young Veterans, Zack Gibson and James Drake will be going up against NXT’s Kushida and a yet to be revealed mystery partner.

The first round will also feature a champions vs. champions match as both the NXT UK and NXT Tag Team Champions are participating in the Dusty Rhodes Classic this year. NXT’s Tag Team Champions, Kyle O’ Reilly and Bobby Fish of The Undisputed Era will be squaring off against the NXT UK Tag Team Champions Mark Coffey and Wolfgang.

The first match of this tournament will take place on this Wednesday’s episode of NXT and it will be between Imperium and The Forgotten Sons.