Because current Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin was stuck overseas, WWE decided to announce that an interim champion would be crowned since Devlin couldn’t defend his title. Devlin wasn’t pleased, saying he’ll be taking on whoever wins the title in his absence.
As time goes by, WWE is announcing participants in a Cruiserweight Tournament set to crown a new champion. WWE has now revealed the first block of competitors.
Group A will consist of Kushida, Drake Maverick, Tony Nese, and Jake Atlas. Group B was then announced and includes Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, El Hijo del Fantasma, Akira Tozawa and Gentleman Jack Gallagher.
WWE.com has included a little profile on each competitor and writes, ” Don’t miss a second of the action when the tournament begins on NXT this Wednesday at 8/7 C on USA.”