6/3 WWE NXT Preview: Mia Yim vs. Candice LeRae, El Hijo del Fantasma vs. Drake Maverick
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WWE has shared the following Quick Hits for tonight’s episode of NXT on WWE.com:
- Mia Yim vs. Candice LeRae
- El Hijo del Fantasma vs. Drake Maverick for the Interim Cruiserweight Championship
WWE’s full preview can be found HERE; we have included an excerpt below:
El Hijo del Fantasma and Maverick clash for Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship
There are Cinderella stories, and then there’s what Drake Maverick has accomplished in the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament.
Against all odds, Maverick shook off a tournament-opening loss to Jake Atlas and has racked up three consecutive wins to emerge as the winner of Group B. A three-way tie atop group A resulted in a decisive Triple Threat Match between Maverick, Atlas and Kushida. Atlas appeared to submit to Kushida’s armbar, but the apparent tapout went undetected, and Maverick rolled up Kushida for the win!
Now, Maverick has the opportunity to claim the crown jewel of WWE’s Cruiserweight Division when he takes on relative newcomer El Hijo del Fantasma. Fantasma has made an immediate impact in his short time on the black-and-gold brand, using a mix of toughness and incredible athleticism to win Group B with a 2-1 record, a run that was punctuated by a thrilling victory against Akira Tozawa.
Can Maverick complete one of the most improbable paths to a title in WWE history? Or will Fantasma claim championship gold mere weeks after his debut? Find out Wednesday on NXT at 8/7 C on USA Network!