Keith Lee is no longer the North American Champion.
Two weeks after making history as the first dual NXT and North American Champion at the Great American Bash, Lee opened the show by announcing that he is vacating the title in order to focus his efforts on defending the NXT Championship.
As a result, NXT General Manager William Regal announced that the new champion will be crowned in a ladder match at the just-announced NXT TakeOver 30. The participants will be decided with a series of triple threat matches where the winners advance to the ladder match at TakeOver.
--------— WWE (@WWE) July 23, 2020
1️⃣ In the spirit of opportunity, @RealKeithLee RELINQUISHES the NXT North American Title...
2️⃣ @RealKingRegal announces a series of Triple Threat Matches all leading to a LADDER MATCH at #NXTTakeOver 30 to crown a NEW NXT North American Champion! #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/JtIGImOl5I
Per GM @RealKingRegal: Starting TONIGHT, we will have a series of #TripleThreat Matches, and the winners of those matches will advance to #NXTTakeOver: XXX where we will crown the NEW #WWENXT #NorthAmericanChampion in a #LadderMatch! pic.twitter.com/2GuTX8micF— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) July 23, 2020
Lee held the North American Champion since January when he defeated Roderick Strong to win the title. After beating Adam Cole to win the NXT Championship at the Great American Bash in early July, Lee made just one defense of both belts, which was against Dominik Dijakovic on July 15.
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