Mustafa Ali def. Ariya Daivari
Before making his way to the ring, Ariya Daivari revealed that he requested a match with Mustafa Ali in an effort to show Ali that he tried and failed to win the Cruiserweight Championship and has to go to the back of the line.
Once the opening bell sounded, Daivari charged after Ali, proving he was serious about putting his opponent in his place. Ali quickly recovered, but Daivari kicked Ali off the top rope before focusing his attacks on The Heart of WWE 205 Live’s back.
The Persian Lion methodically attacked Ali’s back while taunting him. Showing his resilience, Ali tried his best to fight back, but the damage was done, and he struggled to maintain an offensive. When he appeared to have an advantage, he was quickly sidetracked by a hard-hitting spinebuster on the arena floor.
Keeping the pressure on Ali, Daivari executed a series of high-impact strikes, but he was unable to secure a pinfall. Taking Ali to the top rope, The Persian Lion prepared a high-risk move, but Ali countered and landed on his feet as Daivari crashed to the mat. Seizing the opportunity to strike, Ali ran across the ring, ascended the ropes and executed the gravity-defying 054 for the win.