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Trent Seven to challenge for Jordan Devlin's NXT Cruiserweight title


Trent Seven is officially getting a shot at Jordan Devlin's version of the NXT Cruiserweight Championship.

WWE has announced that Devlin will defend his NXT Cruiserweight Championship against Seven on this Thursday's episode of NXT UK. The match was made official following a weigh-in that aired on this morning's edition of WWE's The Bump.

In January, there was an angle on NXT UK where Seven declared that he was going to trim down to under 205 pounds and challenge for Devlin's title. Devlin mocked Seven but agreed to give him a title shot if he was able to lose enough weight.

Seven weighed in at 204 and one-quarter pounds for the title match. Devlin weighed in at 195 pounds.

Devlin is also set to appear on NXT tonight. A video aired on NXT last Wednesday where Devlin announced that he's flying to the United States to appear on this week's episode. Devlin mentioned next month's two-night NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver event and said it would be a shame if the biggest TakeOver in history didn't have the real NXT Cruiserweight Champion on the card.

Devlin and Santos Escobar are both considered NXT Cruiserweight Champions by WWE. With Devlin unable to travel and defend his title due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a tournament to crown an interim champion was announced last year. WWE later dropped the interim branding for the tournament. Escobar won his version of the NXT Cruiserweight Championship by defeating Drake Maverick in the tournament finals.

Due to the start of daylight savings time, this Thursday's NXT UK has a special start time in the United States. It will premiere at 4 p.m. Eastern time. The show, which will air at its usual time in the United Kingdom, will also feature an appearance by NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER and a segment where Ilja Dragunov will speak. It was said that WALTER has requested the time to make a statement on the episode.