Ahead of the interim Cruiserweight Championship tournament kicking off on NXT next week, four cruiserweights will be in action on 205 Live tonight.
WWE has announced Oney Lorcan vs. Jack Gallagher and Tony Nese vs. Danny Burch for tonight’s 205 Live episode. The matches don’t have official implications for the interim title tournament, but WWE.com hyped that all four wrestlers are looking to prove they deserve an opportunity to be in it.
The participants and brackets for the tournament have yet to be revealed. The interim title was announced by William Regal during an appearance on WWE’s The Bump earlier this week.
The interim title is being introduced because — due to the coronavirus pandemic — NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin is currently unable to travel and defend his title.
Devlin tweeted after the interim title was announced: “First things first, absolutely shocking and disrespectful decision by @WWE management. Secondly, you can crown a fraud champion and give him a little replica of my title, but everyone around the world knows who the REAL NXT Cruiserweight Champion still is.”
Gallagher defeated Tyler Breeze on the 205 Live episode that aired last week. Burch lost to Kushida on the show.