Tony Nese has won the 205 Live Cruiserweight Tournament to face the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Buddy Murphy at WrestleMania 35 this year.
205 Live held the Cruiserweight Tournament to identify the challenger for WWE Cruiserweight Championship Buddy Murphy at WrestleMania. Tony Nese and former champion Cedric Alexander reached the finals by beating Drew Gulak and Onay Lorcan respectively in semifinals. Tony Nese was able to beat Cedric Alexander as he kicked out of the pin multiple times from big moves and hit the ruuning to get the pinfall himself.
Current Champion and Nese’s ‘friend’ Buddy Murphy came out after the match to congratulate him and ended up attacking him from the back to start their rivalry for WrestleMania. WrestleMania 35 will take place at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on 7 April this year. For the updated match card from WrestleMania, please click here.