Karrion Kross relinquishes the NXT Title

Major news coming out of the opening of tonight’s WWE NXT.

NXT Champion Karrion Kross announced he will not be able to defend the NXT Championship due to a separated shoulder, so he has to relinquish the title. WWE confirmed on Sunday that Kross suffered a separated shoulder during his match against Keith Lee at NXT TakeOver XXX.

Here is an excerpt of what happened from our NXT recap:

When you go to war, you should expect casualties on both sides. Kross says his shoulder is separated and is giving him searing pain, but he loves it. It gives him life. However, he’s a realist and understands the reality of the situation. There’s no way they’ll let him defend the NXT Championship in this condition, so on the path there are obstacles. For him, the obstacles are the path. Kross puts the NXT Championship down on the canvas, relinquishing the title.

Follow along with our live WWE NXT recap for more.