WWE confirms Kushida for first-ever NXT Gauntlet Eliminator

The first name for the first-ever NXT Gauntlet Eliminator match is now official.



Kushida has been announced as the first participant in the first-ever NXT Gauntlet Eliminator to determine the first challenger to new NXT World Champion Finn Balor.

WWE.com released the following announcement:

    First-ever Gauntlet Eliminator Match to decide Finn Bálor’s first challenger

    Who will get the first chance to challenge The Prince?

    The answer to that question will be decided in the first-ever Gauntlet Eliminator Match next Wednesday in the Takeoff to TakeOver on NXT, and Kushida has been named the first competitor to take part.

    Four other Superstars yet to be announced will join him in this unique bout with the rules as follows:

    * Two men will start in the ring.
    * Every four minutes, another competitor will enter.
    * The only way to be eliminated is via pinfall or submission.
    * The last man standing will be named the No. 1 Contender and challenge Finn Bálor for the NXT Title at the next edition of NXT TakeOver on Sunday, Oct. 4.

    Who else will join the fray, and who will earn an opportunity at the NXT Championship?

    Stay tuned to WWE’s digital and social platforms in the coming days as the rest of the field is revealed.

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Matt Boone
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Matt Boone has two decades of experience in wrestling and MMA journalism, dating back to WrestleZone.com and co-hosting Wrestle Zone Radio.

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