Kalisto def. Lince Dorado

Kalisto vs. Lince Dorado: WWE 205 Live, Feb. 6, 2018

Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kalisto battles fellow luchador Lince Dorado in the first round of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament.

Despite sharing a close bond with Lince Dorado as lucha brothers, Kalisto would not let friendship get in the way of his opportunity to reclaim the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Before the match got underway, The King of Flight and The Golden Lynx shook hands in a show of sportsmanship before tensely looking up at the WrestleMania sign.

Kalisto managed to gain an advantage as Dorado retreated to the outside of the ring, and The King of Flight followed with a high-impact dive. However, momentum soon shifted, and The Golden Lynx reciprocated with a flip over the ropes on top of his opponent, much to the delight of the WWE Universe.

In control of the contest – and looking at the WWE Cruiserweight Championship on display at ringside, The Golden Lynx grew more aggressive and kept his lucha brother on the defensive. Kalisto did his best to battle back, but he was stopped in his tracks by an incredible super-hurricanrana.

The incredible maneuver took as much out of Dorado as it did Kalisto, and the two luchadors began exchanging hard-hitting blows. The drive of both competitors was on display, especially when Lince grabbed the ropes to stop a three-count after receiving a Salida del Sol.

The battle continued with The Golden Lynx taking advantage of his own survival and hitting the Shooting Star Press. Unfortunately for Dorado, Kalisto rolled out of the ring to regain his bearings and returned to the action. Catching his opponent with an incredible springboard reverse hurricanrana, Kalisto executed the Salida del Sol for a second time to secure the win.

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