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Three interim Cruiserweight title tournament matches set for NXT


Three interim Cruiserweight Championship tournament matches are taking place on NXT next Wednesday.

WWE has announced that Kushida vs. Tony Nese, Drake Maverick vs. Jake Atlas, and El Hijo del Fantasma vs. Jack Gallagher are set for next week's episode of NXT. Kushida vs. Nese and Maverick vs. Atlas are Group A tournament matches, while Fantasma vs. Gallagher is a Group B match.

In an emotional video he posted earlier, Maverick said he'll still be in the interim title tournament despite being released by WWE today.

This will be the first time Fantasma has wrestled on NXT television. A video hyping his debut aired tonight.

The tournament kicked off with Akira Tozawa defeating Isaiah "Swerve" Scott in a Group B match on tonight's NXT.

Everyone in the tournament will face the other wrestlers in their group one time. The wrestler with the best record in Group A will then face the wrestler with the best record in Group B in the finals.

Any ties will be broken by head-to-head record.

Jordan Devlin is the NXT Cruiserweight Champion but is currently unable to travel and defend his title due to the coronavirus pandemic.