Mustafa Ali def. Drew Gulak

Mustafa Ali vs. Drew Gulak: 2-out-of-3 Falls Match: WWE 205 Live, July 18, 2017

Mustafa Ali and Drew Gulak settle their rivalry by determining who possesses the superior in-ring style in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match.

With two chances to prove their respective in-ring abilities and philosophies are superior, Mustafa Ali and Drew Gulak saw their rivalry reach the pinnacle in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match. Gulak hoped to use his technical prowess to permanently ground his nemesis, but Ali was poised to put his versatility on display in the high-stakes contest.

After four battles with each Superstar claiming two victories, the only way to definitively settle their rivalry was in WWE 205 Live’s first-ever 2-out-of-3 Falls Match. As the contest got underway, both competitors grappled with neither taking a clear advantage. However, Ali used his agility to begin countering Gulak’s advances and rolled him up to secure a pinfall.

Initially irate, Gulak composed himself, re-entered the ring and attacked with poised aggression. Back on the attack, Gulak channeled his anger and frustration into merciless strikes, shouting at Ali as he unleashed a flurry of kicks in the corner.

As the battle spilled back to the outside, Ali executed a Frakensteiner off the barricade, but landed hard. Back in the ring, Gulak pulled his opponent off the top rope and trapped Ali in a Dragon Sleeper for a victory that tied the match at one fall apiece.

With the third fall underway, Gulak refused to release the Dragon Sleeper and transitioned into a methodical dismantling of his rival. Despite a brief rally by Ali, Gulak countered another high-risk move, slamming Ali to the mat for a near-fall. Displaying his incredible resilience, Ali found the energy to execute an inverted hurricanrana, followed up by an incredible high-flying takedown on the outside.

As both Superstars showed the effects of the match, the two exchanged blows and an incredible series of specialty attacks that left the WWE Universe on the edge of their seats.

With all his options exhausted, Gulak ascended to the top rope – once again defying his own beliefs. Ali seized the opportunity to strike after Gulak hesitated, taking his nemesis down with a hurricanrana and finally securing the victory with an incredible Inverted 450 Splash.

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