After three tournament matches and an extra fourth match, Drake Maverick has advanced to the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament finals.
Kicking off NXT tonight, Maverick defeated Jake Atlas and Kushida to advance to the finals, officially ending the group stage of the tournament.
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It looks like @WWEMaverick continues to FIGHT ON as he defeats @KUSHIDA_0904 & @iamjakeatlas to advance to the #WWENXT #Cruiserweight Championship Tournament finals! pic.twitter.com/IVCgXD9n8Q
Now that he is the winner of Group A, he will take on El Hijo Del Fantasma, the winner of Group B, in the tournament finals on the June 3 episode of NXT. The triple threat match was made as a result of Maverick, Kushida and Atlas all having a 2-1 record and a 1-1 record in head-to-head matches against each other.
The tournament began some time ago as a result of Jordan Devlin, the actual NXT Cruiserweight Champion, being unable to leave the United Kingdom and travel to the United States as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. There’s no word on when Devlin will return.
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