Drake Maverick's first match since it was announced that he was released by WWE did not go his way.
Maverick wrestled Jake Atlas in their first match of the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Tournament in group A. Atlas emerged victorious, picking up his first win on NXT television since he was signed by WWE.
Maverick was one of several wrestlers released by WWE, but given that he was previously announced to wrestle in the tournament, he was allowed to compete.
In the second tournament match, Kushida defeated Tony Nese to move into a first-place tie with Atlas.
Lastly, El Hijo Del Fantasma defeated Jack Gallagher to pick up his first win in the tournament.
Here are the updated standings for both groups in the tournament. The winners of both groups advance to the finals.
- Jake Atlas: 1-0
- Kushida: 1-0
- Tony Nese: 0-1
- Drake Maverick: 0-1
- Akira Tozawa: 1-0
- El Hijo Del Fantasma: 1-0
- Jack Gallagher: 0-1
- Isaiah “Swerve” Scott: 0-1
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