Kushida Announced as NXT Gauntlet Match Participant

Returning Japanese NXT Superstar Kushida will have a chance to become the Number 1 Contender for the NXT Championship.

Kushida is the first of five participants who has been officially announced for the Gauntlet Eliminator Match scheduled for next week’s episode of NXT.

The match, a first of its kind for NXT, will determine who would face the current NXT Champion Finn Balor during the TakeOver event on October 4.

The Gauntlet match was announced by William Regal on last Wednesday’s show. The rules were also released that night but the participants were not announced till now.

The other participants will be revealed via social media over the week.