Current NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin is in the UK and is unable to travel to the US because of the coronavirus situation, so William Regal announced today on WWE’s “The Bump” that a tournament will be held to crown an “interim” Cruiserweight Champion. That likely means that Devlin will get a title shot once he’s able to return to the US.
No details on the tournament were given, but Regal said that he would “update everyone once all the details are ironed out.”
As I just announced on @WWETheBump, we will soon begin a tournament to crown an interim NXT Cruiserweight Champion as the current champion, @Jordan_Devlin1 is unable to compete due to the situation in the world.
I will update everyone once all the details are ironed out.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) April 8, 2020
Tournament to crown Interim NXT Cruiserweight Champion to be held
On Wednesday morning’s edition of WWE’s The Bump, NXT General Manager William Regal revealed that a tournament to crown an interim NXT Cruiserweight Champion will be held in the coming weeks since reigning titleholder Jordan Devlin is in the U.K. and currently unable to defend his title due to current circumstances.
Details on the tournament, including the entrants and the full bracket, will be revealed in the coming days on WWE’s Digital and Social platforms, so be sure to stick with us as more news breaks on this developing situation.