The tournament to crown an Interim NXT Cruiserweight Champion has begun.
In the first match of the tournament, former champion Akira Tozawa took on Isaiah “Swerve” Scott in a group B matchup. After a back-and-forth contest, it was Tozawa who picked up the victory.
Complete focus. Complete ambition. Complete physicality.@swerveconfident battles @TozawaAkira in the first Interim #Cruiserweight Championship Tournament match RIGHT NOW on #WWENXT on @USA_Network! pic.twitter.com/2qNSHGiMQG— WWE (@WWE) April 16, 2020
Despite the loss, Scott is still not out of the running just yet. The first round of the tournament consists of two four-man groups where all four wrestlers in the two groups must face each other and the winners of each group will face each other in the tournament final.
Group B also has El Hijo del Fantasma and Gentleman Jack Gallagher. Tozawa can outright advance to the tournament finals with a win over Fantasma and Gallagher. Group A consists of Kushida, Tony Nese, Drake Maverick and Jake Atlas.
You can check out full results of NXT at this link.