Word coming out of TakeOver: XXX was new NXT Champion Karrion Kross separated his shoulder in the match. The extent of the injury wasn’t known, and the man himself sounded optimistic, but tonight we learned it’s pretty serious.
Karrion Kross relinquished his title due to the injury.
BREAKING NEWS: Due to injury, @WWEKarrionKross has just relinquished the #NXTTitle.— WWE (@WWE) August 27, 2020
We still don’t know how long he’ll be out for, but it’s not going to be a month or so or they’d probably try to book around that.
This is a huge bummer. The man just won the the title days ago and now is going to be out for awhile before he can come back to try to win it back. (Something reminiscent of something another man on the NXT brand, Finn Bálor, endured years back.)
We’ll keep you posted on the plans for NXT’s vacant title.
You can find the results from tonight’s episode at the live blog here.