It’s official: NXT will be introducing a new championship title at the upcoming Takeover: New Orleans show during WrestleMania weekend.
At Wednesday night’s NXT TV tapings, NXT General Manager William Regal announced the creation of the NXT North American Championship.
The inaugural champion will be decided at Takeover: New Orleans in Six-Man Ladder Match. The participants for that ladder match include Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Killian Dain, Lars Sullivan and NXT newcomers Ricochet and EC3.
The North American title will be the NXT brand’s 4th championship. Current titles include the NXT Championship, the NXT Women’s Championship and the NXT Tag Team Championships. In recent years, NXT has evolved from simply a developmental feeder system into a full-fledged touring promotion. The brand features some of the top talent in the world, but there’s only so many performers who can be featured in the NXT Championship hunt. This new ‘secondary’ title gives the rest of NXT’s large roster something else to fight for as they climb the ranks to the main events
NXT TakeOver: New Orleans takes place Saturday night, April 7th and streams live on the WWE Network.
— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) March 8, 2018