NXT ON USA: NXT May 20 preview

Posted on 5/20/120 by Bob Magee

Io Shirai vs. Rhea Ripley in a de facto #1 contender’s match

El Hijo Del Fantasma vs. Akira Tozawa

Drake Maverick can still keep his dreams alive in the
Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament, but what awaits
him figures to be his toughest challenge as he goes one-on-
one with Kushida.

It’s a truly dire situation for Maverick in the Tournament’s
final night of group competition. With a win, Maverick (1-1)
would force a three-way tie atop Group A. Jake Atlas (2-1)
previously lost to Kushida (2-0), but he defeated Maverick.

Meanwhile, a victory for Kushida sends him to the Interim
Cruiserweight Title Match opposite the winner of Group B.
NXT’s resident Time Splitter has been as impressive as any
Superstar in the tournament, using his armbar to not only
submit Atlas and Tony Nese, but send them straight to the
injury report after their bouts.

Will Kushida punch his ticket for a title opportunity, or
can Maverick overcome the odds to muck up the standings?
Find out Wednesday night at 8/7 C on USA Network.

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