Drew Gulak is a valued member of The Zo Train, but without a conductor, the train goes off the rails. So it went when WWE Crusierweight Champion Enzo Amore took his eyes off Gulak’s match with Cedric Alexander, allowing the latter Superstar to upend the man who claims to be Amore’s “friend” and earn next-man-up status to challenge for The Certified G’s championship.
The deciding factor that swung the match, shockingly, didn’t end up being Alexander (whose aerial prowess continues to astound) or Gulak (who backed up his speechifying with “technical spectacle” that left Enzo visibly impressed) but Nia Jax, who has had a few eyebrow-raising encounters with Enzo over the last few weeks. She took it one step further this week, DM’ing Enzo while he was at the commentary table and causing him to make his exit, leaving Gulak deflated at the sight of his mentor’s departure. Alexander capitalized with the back-wrenching Lumbar Check, and that was all she wrote.
When Gulak attempted to own up to his mistakes after the match, however, Enzo seemed more irritated that Gulak's appearance interrupted yet another moment between himself and Jax. His frustration is understandable, but if there was any takeaway from the last three weeks, it’s that he looks past Alexander at his own risk.