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Cruiserweight title match set for next week's WWE NXT

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WWE has set a new date for Kushida and Roderick Strong's NXT Cruiserweight Championship match.

Kushida will defend his Cruiserweight title against Strong on NXT next Tuesday. The match was originally supposed to take place on the August 17 episode of NXT, but it was announced before that show that Kushida wasn't cleared to compete.

Kushida revealed last week that him testing positive for COVID-19 was the reason that he wasn't cleared to compete on that August 17 episode. Kushida wrote that he and his wife tested positive despite being fully vaccinated, but he and his family are feeling better now.

On tonight's NXT, Kushida made his return and declared that he's ready to face Strong. It was then announced that their Cruiserweight title match will be taking place next week.

Strong is part of Diamond Mine in NXT. Diamond Mine manager Malcolm Bivens has been calling Strong the uncrowned NXT Cruiserweight Champion since Kushida wasn't able to compete last month.

Kushida has been NXT Cruiserweight Champion since winning the title from Santos Escobar this April.