WWE announced today on The Bump that a new interim Cruiserweight Champion will be crowned in a tournament.
The current champion Jordan Devlin will not be able to travel to the United States because of travel restrictions so he will not be able to defend the title.
Since they are using the word “interim” for the tournament winner, it sounds like that person will end up wrestling Devlin at some point to determine who will be the Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion.
UFC oftentiems willl crown an interim champion whenever the current champ is unable to defend his title for an extended period of time.
As first announced by @RealKingRegal on @WWETheBump, a tournament will be held to determine an interim #WWENXT #CruiserweightChampion as @Jordan_Devlin1 is in the U.K. and unable to defend his title due to current circumstances.https://t.co/p5SbF3BAFj
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 8, 2020
WWE will be taping more TV in the coming days so we should know more soon on who will be involved in the tournament.