It was announced earlier this week on WWE’s The Bump that due to current travel prohibitions, NXT would be crowning an Interim Cruiserweight Champion as Jordan Devlin is currently in the United Kingdom and unable to travel.
Now, WWE has revealed all of the competitors in the tournament. These first four competitors will be classified as Group A.
Group A for Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament unveiled
The tournament to crown an Interim NXT Cruiserweight Champion begins this Wednesday, and now, it’s time to meet the Superstars who will be competing for the prestigious crown. Eight Superstars will be split into groups of 4 for this round-robin style tournament. The four competitors in each group will face each other once, and then the Superstar with the best record will advance to the championship match. Up first is Group A!
The Japanese Lightning Bolt has been impressive since arriving in NXT last spring, but championship gold has eluded him so far. Can Kushida reverse his fortunes in the tournament?
Drake Maverick is no stranger to the Cruiserweight Division, but now he’ll be in contention for its top title. Can the former 24/7 Champion add another title to his resume?
The Premier Athlete captured the Cruiserweight Championship on The Grandest Stage of Them all last year. Can he add a second reign at the conclusion of this tournament?
This California native reported to the WWE Performance Center in January. The 25-year-old will certainly be out to make waves as he gets started in NXT.
Check back with WWE.com and WWE’s social media platforms at 3 p.m. ET for the reveal of Group B, and be sure to tune into NXT this Wednesday at 8/7 C on USA as the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament begins!
Group B has also been revealed.
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
Since his arrival in the Cruiserweight Division, Scott has been out to show the NXT Universe that it’s “Swerve’s House.” What better way to accomplish that than by becoming Interim NXT Cruiserweight Champion?
El Hijo del Fantasma
The second-generation luchador will make his NXT debut in the tournament. How will this world-renowned high flyer fare on the black-and-gold brand?
A Cruiserweight Division original, Tozawa will be looking to add a second reign as champion to his name.
Gentleman Jack Gallagher
Along with his new ink, Gallagher has unleashed a more ruthless side of himself in recent weeks. Will that pay off for him in this tournament?
Don’t miss a second of the action when the tournament begins on NXT this Wednesday at 8/7 C on USA!
You can see the full breakdown of how this tournament will play out and all of the rules surrounding it at this link.