Following a shocking victory against former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Akira Tozawa in the first round of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament, Welsh Superstar Mark Andrews set his sights on Drew Gulak. However, Gulak’s newfound aggression was on full display when he decimated his friend and frequent tag team partner Tony Nese in the first round.
Gulak wasted no time showing off his aggressive style, using his size advantage to take control early in the contest. However, the high-fiving and stage-diving Andrews leveraged Gulak’s advances with agility and fast-paced strikes.
Andrews struggled to find an answer for Gulak’s technical prowess, and any attempts to mount an offense were met with powerful counters. Still, Andrews pressed forward and gained control of the bout by taking down Gulak with a moonsault off the announce table.
Andrews unleashed a series of strikes and a jaw-dropping hurricanrana from the top rope that sent Gulak from the ring apron to the arena floor. Not backing down, Andrews dropped Gulak with a moonsault to the outside before nearly scoring the pinfall with an innovative crucifix slam.
Taking to the skies once more, Andrews set his sights on finishing the battle. However, Gulak clotheslines his opponent out of mid-air. Despite a series of clotheslines from Gulak, Andrews recovered with the Stundog Millionaire before taking to the air once more with a Shooting Star Press. Unfortunately for the Welsh competitor, Gulak countered the high-risk move before applying the excruciating Dragon Sleeper for the tapout win. The irate Gulak, however, refused to release the hold, forcing the official to intervene.