*Spoiler* NXT Cruiserweight Tournament: amazing ending for the group stage



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*Spoiler* NXT Cruiserweight Tournament: amazing ending for the group stage

For several weeks, a tournament has been underway on the yellow show to decree the interim Cruiserweight Champion, given that the official champion will still remain Jordan Devlin, currently unable to fight due to problems related to the ongoing world pandemic.

In the last episode of NXT the last two decisive matches took place to decide the winners of the two groups of light weights, which would then have had to face for the title. In the last match related to group B El Hijo Del Fantasma defeated Akira Tozawa, going on equal points with the Japanese.

Given the victory in the direct clash, however, El Hijo went directly to the final of the tournament. It is interesting to highlight how the masked kidnappers intervened in the parking lot in a segment that saw Ghost involved once again.

To suffer the attack of the mysterious wrestlers was actually Tozawa, who, however, was greeting with respect the one who had just defeated him. El Hijo, realizing what had happened, intervened, avoiding the kidnapping of his colleague and running away his rivals.

In group A Drake Maverick, supported by Tony Atlas, miraculously managed to get the better of Kushida. Also in this case the two went on equal terms, both with each other and with Atlas himself. Given the situation of absolute parity between the three athletes, however, Byron Saxton intervened to announce that next week those present in the ring at that moment will face off in a Triple Threat match to decide who will go to face El Hijo Del Fantasma for the title.

Maverick would leave TNA in October 2017 and signed a contract with WWE that same month. He would be named as the on-screen General Manager of 205 Live, the brand created by WWE for the cruiserweight division (205 lbs. and under), and served for a brief time as the manager of AOP on Raw.

In 2019, he became more active as an in-ring competitor, where he was a six-time WWE 24/7 Champion. He was released from the company in April 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic cutbacks. WWE still allowed Curtin to compete in the NXT Cruiserweight Championship interim tournament.