Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Announced

Pro wrestling is currently at a standstill right now between the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and the risk it brings to the masses across the world. But while WWE continues to hold empty arena shows out of the Performance Center, it’s black and gold in NXT continues to keep up with it’s television counterparts in RAW and Smackdown with it’s matches. Today, the pandemic once again causes an abrupt change to the Wednesday night show plans. William Regal has announced an Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament.

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Today, exclusively on WWE’s The Bump, NXT General Manager William Regal announced that due to the traveling issues of Jordan Devlin leaving the UK, there will be an NXT Cruiserweight Championship tournament to crown an interim champion. This tournament will be held in the coming weeks.

Visibly upset, former champion Devlin did not take long to comment on William Regal, and WWE’s, decision to strip of the belt via Twitter.

Regardless of this decision, Devlin ends his reign at 72 days placing him 7th all-time as champion. Regal also brought up a decision being made soon with the NXT Tag Team Championships as well. This is due to Pete Dunne also stuck overseas due to the traveling ban.

Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Announced by William Regal

Who will be apart of the tournament? More details will be coming soon and Pro Wrestling Post will be the first to report it to you.


Caul’s Call

As much as I’ve enjoyed the wrestling action WWE and AEW has provided on network television during this entire pandemic, this is still the livelihood of many wrestlers that are affected. For Devlin, it’s an unfortunate hit to his trajectory. He was becoming one of the more entertaining cruiserweight title holders since it’s inception.

If we are going based off the recent NXT vs. 205 Live Originals feud that has been bubbling for weeks on both brands. We are for sure to see one the current superstars featured become the new champion. 

While the tournament entries have not bee announced yet, my early favorites have to be Jack Gallagher. Gallagher returned with some much-needed fuel to his character. Or Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott, who continues to be solid consistently when he’s on NXT on USA or 205 Live. Only time will tell.

 

John Caul
John Caul is a longtime wrestling fan since the Attitude Era. A former color commentator for several independent companies and former owner of independent wrestling company Imperial World Wrestling, John currently spends his time interacting with wrestling fans on Twitter while enjoying podcasts such as Cheap Heat and Jobber Tears.