Date and location

Sunday, Apr 7 | 7 PMET/4 PMPT

MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

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Tony Nese def. Buddy Murphy to win the Cruiserweight Championship

Tony Nese def. Buddy Murphy to win the Cruiserweight Championship

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.Buddy Murphy may not care for fairytales, but that didn’t stop hometown boy Tony Nese from living one of his own on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

The two former friends collided on the WrestleMania Kickoff in a match that saw Murphy shoot out of the gates in his trademark style. Nese, however, showed no intimidation of competing at The Show of Shows, staying in step with Murphy from the onset. The Juggernaut would not be deterred, however, as he ruthlessly pummeled Nese’s ribcage over the top turnbuckle and smothered the challenger. The Premier Athlete refused to stay down for long, combating Murphy’s relentless attack with a dynamic array of strikes, kicks and risky offensive acrobatics.

Former friends Tony Nese and Buddy Murphy clash for the WWE Cruiserweight Title: WrestleMania 35 Kickoff

A hard-hitting battle between WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy and Tony Nese kicks off the action at MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania 35.

In the clutch, Nese survived a ring-rattling Murphy’s Law by getting his foot on the bottom rope at the last second. It appeared that Nese was all but done for at that point, but, amazingly, The Premier Athlete rocketed up and connected with an unbelievable German Suplex that planted Murphy into the turnbuckles. The challenger then hit the Running Nese for a three-count that gave him the Cruiserweight Championship and his WrestleMania moment. 

The Premier Era has officially begun on WWE 205 Live.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.Buddy Murphy may not care for fairytales, but that didn’t stop hometown boy Tony Nese from living one of his own on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

The two former friends collided on the WrestleMania Kickoff in a match that saw Murphy shoot out of the gates in his trademark style. Nese, however, showed no intimidation of competing at The Show of Shows, staying in step with Murphy from the onset. The Juggernaut would not be deterred, however, as he ruthlessly pummeled Nese’s ribcage over the top turnbuckle and smothered the challenger. The Premier Athlete refused to stay down for long, combating Murphy’s relentless attack with a dynamic array of strikes, kicks and risky offensive acrobatics.

Former friends Tony Nese and Buddy Murphy clash for the WWE Cruiserweight Title: WrestleMania 35 Kickoff

A hard-hitting battle between WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy and Tony Nese kicks off the action at MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania 35.

In the clutch, Nese survived a ring-rattling Murphy’s Law by getting his foot on the bottom rope at the last second. It appeared that Nese was all but done for at that point, but, amazingly, The Premier Athlete rocketed up and connected with an unbelievable German Suplex that planted Murphy into the turnbuckles. The challenger then hit the Running Nese for a three-count that gave him the Cruiserweight Championship and his WrestleMania moment. 

The Premier Era has officially begun on WWE 205 Live.