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WWE reveals the new name of NXT title belt ahead of unification match

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WWE has booked a match for next Tuesday’s NXT New Year’s Evil special featuring Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong vs. North American Champion Carmelo Hayes that will unify the two title belts.

WWE released its preview article for the match and revealed the new name of the unified belt, which is NXT North American Cruiserweight Title.

Earlier this month, there was talk within WWE about making changes to the cruiserweight division including the idea of dropping the cruiserweight title. This was around the time that Strong was feuding with Joe Gacy. 

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The North American Title was first introduced in April 2018 and won by Adam Cole. There have been 13 champions. The Cruiserweight Title was brought back in 2016 with TJ Perkins being the first champion. There had been 19 champions in the history of the title returned.