WWE NXT general manager William Regal has announced that NXT Cruiserweight Champion Kushida has not been cleared for action, so his scheduled title defense against Roderick Strong will not be happening tonight. Instead, the show will begin with a Diamond Mine open challenge.
Unfortunately after a medical examination, officials learned @KUSHIDA_0904 is not cleared to compete tonight. When I informed @Malcolmvelli and @roderickstrong, they expressed Roderick’s desire to compete.
Therefore, #WWENXT will begin with a #DiamondMine open challenge.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) August 17, 2021
The updated card for tonight’s show is as follows:
- Diamond Mine Open Challenge
- NXT Tag Team Championship: MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) (c) vs. Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel)
- Samoa Joe and NXT Champion Karrion Kross have a final face-to-face.
- NXT Breakout Tournament Semifinal: Carmelo Hayes vs. Duke Hudson
- Dexter Lumis & Indi Hartwell vs. Robert Stone & Jessi Kamea
- Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai interview segment ahead of their NXT Women’s Championship match
- Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly Prime Target
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