Kushida has officially been announced for the upcoming gauntlet eliminator match to try and become the number one contender to the NXT Title.
The first-ever match was announced by William Regal on WWE NXT earlier this week, where the winner will earn a title shot against Finn Balor at WWE NXT Takeover on October 4.
There will be five participants in the match and Kushida has been the first confirmed name. He recently made his return to WWE attacking Velveteen Dream and showcasing a more aggressive side of himself.
The rules for the match are as follows:
- Two men will start in the ring
- Every 4 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 for the NXT Championship and will go on to face Finn Balor at NXT TakeOver