Karrion Kross has relinquished the NXT Championship due to injury.
As we previously reported, Kross suffered a separated shoulder on Saturday during the NXT title match against Keith Lee at TakeOver: XXX.
Tonight’s edition of NXT kicked off with Kross, in a sling, coming to the ring with Scarlett. Karrion confirmed he suffered an injury and said he’s realist who understands the reality of the situation in that WWE officials would not let him defend the title while injured.
“On the path there are obstacles, but for me, the obstacles are the path,” he said before putting the NXT Championship on the ground next to an hourglass and walking to the back.
General Manager William Regal appeared later in the show and said that in order to crown a new champion, there will be a four-way match next Tuesday between former NXT champions who could all be the face of the brand again: Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Finn Balor and Adam Cole.
He then announced it would also be a sixty-minute Iron Man match.