Tony Nese def. Mustafa Ali
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore made one thing clear throughout the evening to the members of “The Zo Train”: Impress him and you might be rewarded with an opportunity to challenge for the championship. The Premier Athlete was perhaps poised to do so after defeating a frequent thorn in Enzo’s side, Mustafa Ali.
Relying on his raw strength and quickness, Nese tried to take control early in the contest, but the agility and uncanny ring awareness of Ali was enough to counter The Premier Athlete’s early advances. As the action spilled to the outside, Nese stopped Ali’s momentum by slamming him into the barricade and the announce table before methodically attacking inside the ring.
As the WWE Universe rallied behind Ali, he fought through Nese’s powerful hold and used his quickness to battle back. Using his extensive work ethic and dedication to even the odds, Ali countered many of Nese’s attacks before planting him with a Tornado DDT off the top rope. Looking to end the match, Ali attempted to execute his jaw-dropping 0-5-4, but The Premier Athlete was prepared, escaping under the ropes and managing to drive his opponent into the ring post. Dazed, Ali crumbled in the corner, allowing Nese to hit his Running Knee and secure the win.