Tony Nese def. Anthony Bennett (First Round Match)

Anthony Bennett vs. Tony Nese - First Round Match:  Cruiserweight Classic, July 27, 2016

"Premier Athlete" Tony Nese believes he should have been in WWE a long time ago. He has the chance to prove why, taking on the flashy Anthony Bennett in the first round of the Cruiserweight Classic. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

While Anthony Bennett was out to have a good time during his first round match in the CWC, his opponent, Tony Nese, was all business. The “Premier Athlete” feels like he should already be in WWE, and was out to prove a point. Despite being outweighed by 50 pounds, Bennett showed he could hang with Nese on the canvas. However, Nese used his strength to his advantage, muscling the 145-pound Bennett around the ring with ease.

Despite being overpowered, Bennett ditched the dancing and got serious, taking the fight to Nese, connecting with a big tornado DDT. In the end, though, Bennett made the mistake of trying to stand and grapple with the more powerful Nese and paid for it. After coming up with an injury, Bennett fell victim to a pumphandle slam. Nese followed up with an impressive 450 Splash to cement his spot in the second round of the Cruiserweight Classic.

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