Cedric Alexander def. Mustafa Ali, Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari ("Second Chance" Fatal 4-Way Match)

Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali vs. Tony Nese vs. Ariya Daivari - "Second Chance" Fatal 4-Way Match: Raw, Dec. 11, 2017

Who will battle Drew Gulak for the right to challenge WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore?

With WWE having revoked Rich Swann’s opportunity to compete for a WWE Cruiserweight Title Match, a “Second Chance” Fatal 4-Way was sanctioned to determine who will face Drew Gulak for an opportunity to challenge Enzo Amore for his title. And one week after narrowly missing out, Cedric Alexander stepped up and redeemed himself to advance one step closer to his first WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

To do so, he once again had to go through Mustafa Ali, and the two Cruiserweights picked up exactly where they left off last week with a dazzling back-and-forth that was briefly interrupted when Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese got involved. Refusing to be overlooked, Tony Abs and The Persian Lion focused their efforts on grounding and pounding Ali after a top-rope hurricanrana took Alexander out of the running.

Cedric roared back at the exact right moment, however, breaking up a surefire pinfall on Nese after Ali landed the astonishing 054. That instigated a train of big moves — Lumbar Check to Ali; running knee to Cedric — that ended with Alexander dispatching Daivari and Nese singlehandedly, finally planting the former with a Lumbar Check to win.

With Gulak on commentary watching the whole affair unfold, the battle lines are officially drawn. And given that Enzo rebuked Gulak's declaration of friendship after the match (though he was far more receptive to another encounter with Nia Jax), he might not even have the luxury of a friendly challenger if Gulak prevails over Alexander. 

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