Interim NXT Cruiserweight title tournament to begin next week

Update —

WWE has announced that the interim Cruiserweight title tournament will begin on NXT next Wednesday. The participants and bracket for it haven’t been revealed yet.


With Jordan Devlin currently unable to travel and defend his title due to the coronavirus pandemic, WWE is crowning an interim NXT Cruiserweight Champion.

The news was announced by NXT general manager William Regal during this morning’s episode of WWE’s The Bump. There will be a tournament to crown the interim champion, and Regal said the details for it will be revealed on NXT’s social media platforms in the forthcoming days.

Devlin tweeted after the announcement: “First things first, absolutely shocking and disrespectful decision by @WWE management. Secondly, you can crown a fraud champion and give him a little replica of my title, but everyone around the world knows who the REAL NXT Cruiserweight Champion still is.”

Devlin became the NXT Cruiserweight Champion by winning a fatal four-way match at Worlds Collide in January. His most recent title defense was against Travis Banks on an episode of NXT UK that was taped on March 7 and aired on March 26.

Regal was also asked about the status of the NXT Tag Team titles due to Pete Dunne being in the United Kingdom. Regal said he still has a decision to make and will hopefully be letting people know in the next week.

Dunne & Matt Riddle are the current NXT Tag Team Champions. On NXT two weeks ago, there was an angle where Riddle was attacked by Rinku Singh & Saurav Gurjar. Rinku & Saurav are being managed by Malcolm Bivens.

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