NXT UK star Jordan Devlin won the NXT cruiserweight championship at the January 25th Worlds Collide special in Houston defeating former champion Angel Garza, Isaiah "Swerve Scott, and Travis Banks in a Fatal-Four way showdown. The idea is that the Irish Ace will now be defending the newly designed title across all three brands, including 205 Live, NXT, and NXT UK.
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels has reportedly been a huge proponent of Devlin since joining the NXT UK creative. WWE released a video of the Heartbreak Kid talking about his love for the yellow-and-black brands international division following Worlds Collide.
I think this is something people have wanted to see. It's a bunch of unique match-ups that you'll likely never see again.For me, all of these events now, with NXT, and especially NXT UK because that's the one that I have been on the ground floor with from the very beginning, and continue to really work on that brand.
You can check out that interview below.
Devlin is scheduled to appear on this week's episode of NXT, his first since capturing the cruiserweight championship.