Mark Andrews def. Tony Nese
Both Mark Andrews and Tony Nese were defeated in brutal fashion by Drew Gulak in the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament; both competitors seek retribution, thus WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick decided the best course of action was to have them square off for consideration of who would earn the right to battle Gulak first.
Andrews was immediately at a disadvantage, squaring off against a larger and more powerful opponent in The Premier Athlete. Using his strength to his advantage, Nese worked to keep his opponent on defense, but the Welsh Superstar’s speed and agility allowed him to keep the bout competitive.
As Nese continued to apply pressure to his opponent, Andrews put his incredible resilience on display. Andrews kept The Premier Athlete from sustaining momentum, escaped counters and holds from Nese and turned up the volume of his attacks. Following a jaw-dropping moonsault on the outside, Nese recovered inside the ring and took Andrews down from the top rope.
Irate, The Premier Athlete increased the intensity of his attacks, but he remained unable to secure a pinfall. Taking Andrews down on the outside, Nese prepared to execute a moonsault of his own, but the Welsh Superstar rolled away. The two exchanged blows and near-falls, pushing each other to their respective limits.
As Nese attempted to take down his opponent with a powerslam, Andrews countered into a Stundog Millionaire before seizing the opportunity to execute an incredible Shooting Star Press for the win.After the match, Andrews told WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick that he wanted a match against Gulak, and Maverick granted the Superstar’s wish for next week.