At Worlds Collde, we saw the crowning of a new NXT Cruiserweight Champion in Jordan Devlin. He defeated Angel Garza, Travis Banks, and Isiah ‘Swerve’ Scott to accomplish this. He would prove it was no fluke with a fantastic match against Tyler Breeze on this past weeks episode of NXT. It’s not yet clear who will be his first big challenge, but NXT house shows might give us an idea. At NXT Riverside, fans were treated to a match between Jordan Devlin and KUSHIDA. Reports indicate it was the best match of the evening.
KUSHIDA Was The Junior Heavyweight Ace In NJPW
Prior to his leaving in early 2019, KUSHIDA was the top star of the NJPW Junior Heavyweight division. Being a 6 time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, as well as a former Super J Cup & Best Of The Super Juniors winner, his resume speaks for itself. He left the company due to frustrations of not being able to get a chance to move onto the heavyweight division. Because of this, many fans assumed he would stay away from the Cruiserweight Championship in WWE. He proved he can beat anyone regardless of size with a victory over Kassius Ohno, and a great performance against NXT UK Champion WALTER.
Jordan Devlin Still Needs To Be Established
If Devlin is to be the ‘Cruiserweight Ace’, he will need to start racking up some strong defenses. Beating Tyler Breeze in a non-title match was an okay start, but he will need to prove he can maintain his position as champion. We can expect former champion Angel Garza to come knocking for a title match, but after that, we could see KUSHIDA & Devlin make some magic in the ring together on a bigger stage. They would be able to bring some prestiege to the championship, much like the matches between Angel Garza and Lio Rush were able to. It would also help prove why KUSHIDA was a huge signing for WWE, as he has fell rather flat so far. While he wanted to get away from the mold of a Junior Heavyweight, it’s what he knows and is best at.
Would you want to see KUSHIDA & Jordan Devlin elevate the Crusierweight division with a feud throughout 2020? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.
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