WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese will have the opportunity to continue his winning ways when he defends his title against Ariya Daivari in a bitter and highly anticipated contest at WWE Money in the Bank.

At WrestleMania, Nese lived his dream and defeated his former friend and training partner Buddy Murphy to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. A fighting champion, The Premier Athlete granted Murphy a rematch just two days later on 205 Live to prove that his victory was not a fluke. Even more recently, Nese defeated his former tag team partner Drew Gulak in non-title competition to again show that he was worthy of the championship.

However, The Premier Athlete has not been without potential challengers, and few are hungrier – and angrier – than Daivari. The Persian Lion earned a title opportunity after winning a Fatal 4-Way Match and defeating Oney Lorcan one on one, and he believes it’s his time to prove the naysayers wrong and dethrone Nese. With both Superstars boasting significant winning streaks, there’s no telling who will leave as champion.

Tune in to WWE Money in the Bank on Sunday, May 19, streaming live at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!

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WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese will have the opportunity to continue his winning ways when he defends his title against Ariya Daivari in a bitter and highly anticipated contest at WWE Money in the Bank.

At WrestleMania, Nese lived his dream and defeated his former friend and training partner Buddy Murphy to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. A fighting champion, The Premier Athlete granted Murphy a rematch just two days later on 205 Live to prove that his victory was not a fluke. Even more recently, Nese defeated his former tag team partner Drew Gulak in non-title competition to again show that he was worthy of the championship.

However, The Premier Athlete has not been without potential challengers, and few are hungrier – and angrier – than Daivari. The Persian Lion earned a title opportunity after winning a Fatal 4-Way Match and defeating Oney Lorcan one on one, and he believes it’s his time to prove the naysayers wrong and dethrone Nese. With both Superstars boasting significant winning streaks, there’s no telling who will leave as champion.

Tune in to WWE Money in the Bank on Sunday, May 19, streaming live at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!