Gran Metalik vs. Tajiri (Second Round Match)
The Second Round of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic kicks off tonight at 9/8 C on WWE Network with a huge battle for a spot in the Quarterfinals between Mexico’s Gran Metalik and The Japanese Buzzsaw, Tajiri.
Metalik earned his way into the Second Round with a victory over Chile’s Alejandro Saez in the opening match of the tournament. The masked marvel dazzled with his ability to dart across the ropes and show off some of his most devastating dives, though he secured his spot in the Second Round with a brutal fisherman buster.
The masked Mexican will need everything in his arsenal to turn back the challenge of Tajiri. The former Cruiserweight Champion showed he hadn’t lost a step in his 10 years away from WWE, defeating Damian Slater in impressive fashion when he clobbered the Australian with his trademark Buzzsaw Kick to advance in the tournament. Tajiri will no doubt look to keep Metalik grounded and unleash his punishing strikes.
What will be needed to advance to the Quarterfinals? Metalik’s all-out aerial assault, or Tajiri’s martial arts mastery?