Kushida, Maverick and Atlas collide for the right to face Fantasma for Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title
Three NXT Cruiserweights. Three unique stories. Three incredible paths to this moment. Only one winner.
Kushida, Jake Atlas and Drake Maverick have produced jaw-dropping bouts throughout the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament, as all three competitors have posted a 2-1 record, and all three will compete in a high-stakes Triple Threat Match tonight to emerge as the winner of Group A.
Maverick appeared to be in dire straits when he lost his first tournament match against Atlas, but he has since rallied for a hard-fought victory against Tony Nese and a shocking upset win against Kushida. NXT’s Time Splitter entered the bout against Maverick with a 2-0 record and had a chance to claim Group A with a victory, but a crafty rollup by Maverick earned him the win and forced a three-way tie.
Whomever claims victory in what is sure to be a pulse-pounding clash will take on El Hijo del Fantasma, who went 2-1, including a victory in a seesaw battle with Akira Tozawa to determine the winner of Group B.
Kushida. Atlas. Maverick. Who will claim a potential career-altering win and move on to face Fantasma in the tournament finals? Tune in to NXT tonight at 8/7 on USA Network to find out!