WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak’s first major test as champion arrives on the Extreme Rules Kickoff when he faces former champion – and his former friend-turned-bitter rival – Tony Nese.

At WWE Stomping Grounds, Tony Nese’s incredible 2019 came to a screeching halt when Drew Gulak finally ascended to the top of the Cruiserweight division. Gulak – returning earlier this month with a more serious demeanor following a brief hiatus – defeated his two greatest rivals, Nese and Akira Tozawa, in a Triple Threat Match to finally claim the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

However, Nese – who initially won the championship at WrestleMania in front of a hometown crowd – would not take the defeat lightly. Two nights later he collided with Tozawa in a battle to determine who would challenge The Philadelphia Stretcher for the title at WWE Extreme Rules. Following another jaw-dropping encounter of two of the best Cruiserweights in the world, Nese emerged victorious and secured his rematch.

Can Nese reclaim the coveted Cruiserweight Championship or has the era of Drew Gulak only just begun? Don't miss the WWE Extreme Rules Kickoff, streaming tonight at 6 ET/3 PT on WWE Network, WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

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WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak’s first major test as champion arrives on the Extreme Rules Kickoff when he faces former champion – and his former friend-turned-bitter rival – Tony Nese.

At WWE Stomping Grounds, Tony Nese’s incredible 2019 came to a screeching halt when Drew Gulak finally ascended to the top of the Cruiserweight division. Gulak – returning earlier this month with a more serious demeanor following a brief hiatus – defeated his two greatest rivals, Nese and Akira Tozawa, in a Triple Threat Match to finally claim the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

However, Nese – who initially won the championship at WrestleMania in front of a hometown crowd – would not take the defeat lightly. Two nights later he collided with Tozawa in a battle to determine who would challenge The Philadelphia Stretcher for the title at WWE Extreme Rules. Following another jaw-dropping encounter of two of the best Cruiserweights in the world, Nese emerged victorious and secured his rematch.

Can Nese reclaim the coveted Cruiserweight Championship or has the era of Drew Gulak only just begun? Don't miss the WWE Extreme Rules Kickoff, streaming tonight at 6 ET/3 PT on WWE Network, WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.