Drake Maverick vs. Kushida will take place as the final Group A match. This could be Drake's final match with WWE but a win for him would force a three-way tie with Jake Atlas and Kushida. A win tonight for Kushida will send him to the finals with the winner of Group B. Group B action will wrap tonight with El Hijo del Fantasma vs. Akira Tozawa. The winner of that match will be declared the Group B winner, to face the winner of Group A for the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title.
WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight:
* Kushida to face Drake Maverick in pivotal tournament clash
* El Hijo del Fantasma collides with Akira Tozawa to determine Group B winner
* Rhea Ripley takes on Io Shirai with her eyes on her former championship
Stay tuned for updates on tonight's NXT episode and be sure to join us for live coverage at 8pm ET.