Tajiri def. Damian Slater (First Round Match)

Tajiri vs. Damian Slater - First Round Match: Cruiserweight Classic, July 20, 2016

Self-proclaimed "World-Beater" Damian Slater of Australia takes on the most experience competitor in the CWC, Tajiri. Can the underdog defeat the former three-time Cruiserweight Champion? Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The first round of the inaugural WWE Cruiserweight Classic continued this week, kicking off with the return of Tajiri. After a decade away from WWE, The Japanese Buzzsaw is back with a vengeance, which Damian Slater learned quickly in their battle.

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Slater calls himself “World-Beater,” as he thrives in being the underdog, which he certainly was against the former three-time Cruiserweight Champion. The Australian tried to take control of the match early on, but found himself on the receiving ends of Tajiri’s devastating kicks. Slater did all he could to slow down Tajiri, including a breathtaking corkscrew pescado to the arena floor. In the end, however, Tajiri ensnared Slater in the Tarantula before clobbering the Australian with the Buzzsaw Kick to cement his place in the second round of the CWC, where he will face Gran Metalik.


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