Roderick Strong is the new WWE NXT Cruiserweight champion. On last night’s NXT 2.0 episode, Strong defeated Kushida. Ivy Nile and The Creed Brothers of The Diamond Mine (Strong is the leader) attacked Kushida ringside while Malcolm Bivens distracted the referee. Strong then finished Kushida off with a backbreaker for the win. This is Roderick Strong’s first reign as NXT Cruiserweight Champion.
Kushida won the championship on the April 13 NXT episode by defeating Santos Escobar. Kushida’s reign lasted 160 days.