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A brand new NXT Champion will be crowned on tomorrow’s relaunch episode of NXT.
Samoa Joe vacated the championship due to injury and in response the fatal four-way match between LA Knight, Tommaso Ciampa, Pete Dunne, and Kyle O’Reilly that was slated to determine the number one contender to the title will crown a new champion instead. General Manager William Regal delivered the news via social media on Monday afternoon.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 13, 2021
— WWE (@WWE) September 13, 2021
Joe relinquished the NXT Championship after defeating Karrion Kross at NXT TakeOver 36. In a video post, Joe said that WWE medical officials said he’d need a brief, but indeterminate amount of time away.
This week’s NXT is set for a revamp and a relaunch that will include, but may not be limited to new music, a new look for the CWC, and a new logo. In addition to the championship match, Dexter Lumis and Indi Hartwell’s wedding will anchor the show.