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Santos Escobar Becomes Undisputed NXT Cruiserweight Champion

Santos Escobar

Santos Escobar has defeated Jordan Devlin in a stunning Ladder Match to become the Undisputed NXT Cruiserweight Champion.

After winning the NXT Cruiserweight Title title back in 2020, Devlin was almost immediately unable to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Devlin continued to appear with his title on NXT UK, WWE held a tournament in the United States to crown a new champion.

Santos Escobar would emerge from that tournament victorious after defeating Drake Maverick in the finals, thus also crowning him as NXT Cruiserweight Champion.

This led to the match at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver to crown the Undisputed Champion.

In a spectacular contest both Escobar and Devlin landed death-defying high-flying moves on the other. Devlin hit a mid-air Satellite DDT and a Moonsault from the top of a ladder.

Just as Devlin seemed to have the match won, LDF hit the ring to send the Irishman crashing to the floor.

However, Jordan Devlin rallied once more, hitting an incredible Spanish Fly from the top of a ladder which laid out both men. The two combatants hauled themselves back up a ladder in the centre of the ring, before Escobar landed a savage headbutt which sent Devlin crashing through a ladder in the corner of the ring.

This left the way clear for Escobar to retrieve the Cruiserweight Championships, crowning himself the one true champion.

After the match, Santos Escobar celebrated with his son and LDF at the top of the ramp.