Cedric Alexander def. Ariya Daivari

Cedric Alexander vs. Ariya Daivari: WWE 205 Live, Dec. 12, 2017

Fresh off his victory in the "Second Chance" Fatal 4-Way on Raw, Cedric Alexander battles Zo Train member Ariya Daivari in singles competition.

On Raw, Cedric Alexander earned the opportunity to face Drew Gulak to determine who will challenge Enzo Amore for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. After winning a “Second Chance” Fatal 4-Way Match, Alexander immediately turned his focus to Gulak and dismantling The Zo Train. However, upset with his defeat on Raw, Zo Train member Ariya Daivari was determined to stop Alexander’s momentum. Before the contest got underway, Gulak revealed that Noam Dar has suffered a knee injury, prompting a PowerPoint presentation! Unfortunately, Gulak’s potential presentation was cut off as Alexander made his way to the ring.

Confident heading into the contest, Alexander fended off The Persian Lion’s early advances, despite Drew Gulak at ringside shouting into his megaphone. The power and speed of Alexander proved to be the ultimate foil for Daivari, until Gulak confronted the Charlotte, N.C.-native on the apron, allowing Daivari to capitalize.

The assist from his Zo Train colleague gave Daviari exactly what he needed to channel his anger and dish out punishment to his opponent, especially as Gulak continued to help by leveling Alexander on the outside. However, showing his resilience – and making sure Gulak was well-aware of what he is set to face next week on Raw – Alexander battled back, nearly securing victory.

Incredibly, Daivari – favoring his injured ribs – persevered and fought back, nearly picking up the victory following a Frogsplash. However, it wasn’t enough to keep Alexander down, as he regained his bearings and executed The Neutralizer before successfully taking The Persian Lion down with The Lumbar Check for the win.
After the match, Alexander stared down Gulak, making sure his opponent next week knows he’s in for the fight of his life.

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