El Hijo del Fantasma defeated Drake Maverick to become the new NXT Cruiserweight Champion on Wednesday’s episode of NXT.
Fantasma was supposed to be the interim champion but the word ‘interim’ was never mentioned on the broadcast. According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, this is because WWE has quietly stripped Jordan Devlin of the belt.
However, the plan is still to build to an eventual match between Fantasma and Devlin. Fantasma is now considered the one and only Cruiserweight champion.
The belief is that WWE simply decided to make the change as they do not know when Devlin will be able to return to the company due to the pandemic.