WWE had NXT General Manager William Regal announce on social media that one of the title matches set for tonight’s NXT will no longer be taking place.
NXT Cruiserweight Champion Kushida was supposed to defend the title against Roderick Strong, but Kushida isn’t cleared to compete. Thus, a Diamond Mine open challenge will kick off the show.
“Unfortunately after a medical examination, officials learned @KUSHIDA_0904 is not cleared to compete tonight,” Regal wrote. “When I informed @Malcolmvelli and @roderickstrong, they expressed Roderick’s desire to compete. Therefore, #WWENXT will begin with a #DiamondMine open challenge.”
Here is the updated card for the show:
NXT Tag Team Championship Match:
MSK (champions) vs. Imperium
Diamond Mine open challenge
Samoa Joe and NXT Champion Karrion Kross face off in the ring
NXT Breakout Tournament Semi-Finals (the winner will face Odyssey Jones in the finals):
Carmelo Hayes vs. Duke Hudson.
Timothy Thatcher vs. Ridge Holland
Mixed Tag Team Match:
Dexter Lumis and Indi Hartwell vs. Robert Stone and Jessie Kamea
Interview with NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai
Prime Target special feature: Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly