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Cruiserweight title match announced for WWE NXT


Another title match has been added to the card for tonight's NXT.

Ahead of the show going on the air, WWE announced that NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar will defend his title against Jake Atlas tonight:

Jake Atlas made it clear last week that he’s far from finished with Legado del Fantasma and will have an NXT Cruiserweight Title opportunity tonight against Santos Escobar.

After Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde aided Escobar to a non-title win against Atlas at NXT Halloween Havoc, the NXT Cruiserweight Champion was ready to move on from his latest challenger. Atlas had other plans, as the up-and-coming Superstar attacked Legado del Fantasma in the Capitol Wrestling Center parking lot last week.

Can Atlas end Escobar’s reign? Or will Legado del Fantasma strike back?

WWE also uploaded video of an angle where Atlas tried to attack Legado del Fantasma with a lead pipe in the parking lot before tonight's show and laid out Joaquin Wilde. Atlas said he's sick of Legado del Fantasma's numbers game.

Escobar cut a promo calling Atlas a rat and promising to beat him down.

A fatal five-way match for a future Cruiserweight title shot will take place on 205 Live this Friday.

Here's the updated lineup for tonight's NXT:

  • NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano defends his title against an opponent that will be determined by the "Wheel of Challengers"
  • NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defend their titles against Breezango
  • Raquel Gonzalez vs. Xia Li
  • Toni Storm vs. Candice LeRae
  • NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar defends against Jake Atlas