Irish performer and current NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin is stuck in the UK and obviously unable to make the trip over to America due to the travel bans imposed to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.
With Devlin now off TV for a number of months potentially, WWE has confirmed that a tournament will take place over the coming weeks to crown an interim champion.
While no information about the tournament was revealed at the time, WWE has now confirmed some very exciting details regarding the structure and format of the tournament.
— WWE (@WWE) April 11, 2020
Here’s what WWE.com‘s article explained about the upcoming tournament:
NXT General Manager William Regal announced this past Wednesday on WWE’s The Bump that an Interim NXT Cruiserweight Champion will be crowned, as titleholder Jordan Devlin is unable to defend his championship due to current circumstances.
Now, the format for that tournament has been revealed. WWE.com has confirmed the following:
-Eight Superstars will be split into two groups of four.
-Superstars will compete against each of the three other members of their group.
-The Superstar with the best record in each group will advance to the championship match.
-Any ties will be broken by head-to-head record.
-The winner of Group A will face the winner of Group B to determine the new Interim NXT Cruiserweight Champion.
The full groups will be revealed tomorrow on WWE.com and WWE’s social media platforms, so check back here for more information, and be sure to watch the start of the tournament on NXT, this Wednesday at 8/7 C on USA Network!
It is refreshing to see WWE trying something new with this tournament. I’m a massive fan of tournaments in wrestling, so I hope this format is successful and is brought over to the main roster before too long.
The eight men who will compete in the tournament have not been revealed just yet, but it was announced that the two groups will be announced tomorrow, so stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com for that.
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