Participants revealed for NXT's Interim Cruiserweight Title Tournament

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WWE has revealed the eight participants for the upcoming tournament to crown the interim Cruiserweight champion.

The interim title is being introduced with current champion Jordan Devlin unable to travel for the time being while NXT is continuing to produce new episodes weekly.

The tournament will feature two blocks of four wrestlers each. It will be a round-robin style as each participant will face the others in their block and the point leaders from each side will meet in the final. If there is a tie, it will be settled based on their head-to-head result.

On Sunday, WWE announced the members for both blocks with the tournament beginning this Wednesday:

*Drake Maverick
*Tony Nese
*Jake Atlas

*Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott
*El Hijo del Fantasma
*Akira Tozawa
*Jack Gallagher


Is he actually going by El Hijo del Fantasma? That seems like a very un-WWE like name.

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This looks very good! Is this all being shot with live smackdown shows. Has anything been filmed yet?

NXT is live this Wednesday and each week thereafter following Friday’s news.

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Not a bad line-up. Oh my gosh! Can we get Daniel Bryan commentary?

:thinking: Kushida as WWE NXT Interim Champion?

:confused: But didn’t he leave NJPW to escape the Junior Heavyweight division.


Kushida in WWE - DOA (dead on arrival)

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Sadly, yes…but same could be said for most of the Japanese Male & Female wrestlers in WWE under this Morden Era.

Very strange to do an 8 men tournament with 2 groups just for an interim.

Kills a lot of TV time with very few workers involved.

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