Buddy Murphy def. TJP, Akira Tozawa & Kalisto
Kalisto, TJP and Tozawa are all former WWE Cruiserweight Champions, while NXT Superstar Buddy Murphy was determined to make a statement and prove he is the future of WWE 205 Live in an epic Fatal 4-Way Match.
As the match got underway, Kalisto and Tozawa – who were offered this match for keeping the peace between Hideo Itami and Lince Dorado last week – immediately charged each other. As they focused on each other, Buddy Murphy and a very overconfident TJP exchanged blows.
With Tozawa and Kalisto engaged with one another, TJP attempted to form an alliance with Murphy. When the Australian Superstar accepted, TJP immediately betrayed him and took control of the bout. Showing off his trademark showmanship, TJP managed to lock both Tozawa and Kalisto in a double submission hold. Although Kalisto fought back at Tozawa’s expense, The Duke of Dab fended off his aggressors until Murphy returned to the ring and laid waste to all three of his opponents outside the ring.
It took the combined teamwork of Tozawa and Kalisto to stop Murphy’s offense. The two Superstars began arguing and preventing one another from battling TJP inside the ring. This allowed The Fil-Am Flash to show off his innovative submission ability, first executing another double submission and a Cloverleaf on Tozawa before Murphy once again spoiled TJP’s reign.
All four Superstars brawled before Tozawa took down TJP on the outside with a dive. Kalisto followed up with a high-risk maneuver of his own. Not to be outdone, Murphy took down all three of his opponents with a jaw-dropping dive.
The battle continued to rage inside the ring with bodies flying off the top rope that led to an incredible sequence that saw TJP with Kalisto in a submission hold, Buddy Murphy pinning The Duke of Dab and Akira Tozawa launching off the top rope onto all three competitors with a senton. Tension between Kalisto and Tozawa boiled over when each broke up a pinfall. Their argument allowed Murphy to take out both Superstars, only to be caught in a kneebar from TJP.
Once again working together, Kalisto and Tozawa pulled TJP out of the ring, but Murphy took them down with a corkscrew dive. Narrowly escaping the Australian, The Duke of Dab made his way back in the ring, ready to take down Murphy. Unfortunately for the first-ever Cruiserweight Champion, Murphy countered the Detonation Kick and executed Murphy’s Law for an incredible victory.