WWE needed to make a decision when their NXT Cruiserweight Champion couldn’t make it back to defend the title. Jordan Devlin was stripped of his title and he wasn’t very happy about it.

We previously reported that WWE has no firm plans to bring back any Superstars who are stuck overseas. This apparently applies to Jordan Devlin as well.

During Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez noted that WWE might have tweaked plans for the NXT Cruiserweight Title tournament. It was previously promoted as being for the “Interim Title.” Now that is not part of the verbiage.

It is possible that WWE has done away with plans for an Interim Championship. This could point to Jordan Devlin not coming back for even longer despite being able to.


WWE and AEW can start bringing stars in from outside the United States. An exception was made for the travel ban that allows professional athletes.

If this is WWE’s plan then whoever wins the NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament could be the full champion with no interim catch attached.

H Jenkins

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