Angel Garza Taps Out Lio Rush to Become New NXT Cruiserweight Champion

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Angel Garza defeated Lio Rush this Wednesday evening on an all-new episode of WWE NXT to become the new Cruiserweight Champion, in what may arguably be a last-minute contender for the black-and-yellow brand’s 2019 Match of the Year.

Garza, 27, signed with WWE back in April, and wasted relatively little time before debuting on television just two months later as a competitor in the NXT Breakout Tournament. He was able to defeat former X-Division Champion DJZ in the first round, but lost to ACH in the semifinals.