Akira Tozawa def. Tony Nese
Looking to prove they are amongst the elite contenders in WWE 205 Live, Tony Nese and former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Akira Tozawa squared off in singles competition. As the match got underway, The Premier Athlete attempted to assert his power, but Tozawa countered, striking with aggressive precision and putting Nese on defense.
Nese recovered and displayed his uncanny agility, forcing The Stamina Monster to recalibrate his strategy. Regaining momentum, Tozawa struck hard and fast, forcing his opponent from the ring. However, as the Japanese Superstar advanced, Nese caught him in mid-air on the outside and slammed him face-first into the ring apron. This gave The Premier Athlete the advantage he needed to assert his strength and methodically dismantle Tozawa.
However, Tozawa again recovered and took control of the bout, nearly executing his patented Senton. As Nese rolled away, Tozawa didn’t skip a beat and dove head-first through the ropes, leveling Nese. With Tozawa unable to secure a pinfall, the battle continued, and Nese again mounted an effective offense, even stopping Tozawa’s trademark crawl through an opponent’s legs.
The two Superstars continued to battle back and forth, and the brawl extended to the top rope where Nese attempted to overpower his opponent. Unfortunately for Nese, he was knocked off the top, which gave Tozawa the opening he needed to execute the Senton and score the victory.