Hideo Itami set to challenge WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander

Cedric Alexander and Hideo Itami face off after their WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match is made: WWE.com Exclusive, July 3, 2018

Reacting to the news that he will defend the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Hideo Itami next week, Cedric Alexander has an intense confrontation with his forthcoming opponent.

Next week on WWE 205 Live, both Hideo Itami and Cedric Alexander will have their wishes granted when they battle for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

After interrupting a match between Mustafa Ali and Buddy Murphy last month, Hideo Itami made his championship intentions clear while demanding respect. Although WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick was less than impressed with Itami’s attack, the Japanese Superstar defeated Ali and Murphy in a Triple Threat Match, making a very strong claim for a WWE Cruiserweight Championship opportunity.

Cedric Alexander was eager for the challenge and implored Maverick to make the match. After some deliberation, Maverick scheduled the match for next week on WWE 205 Live! After the battle was set, both the champion and challenger displayed their animosity – and eagerness to compete – during an interview after WWE 205 Live.

Don’t miss WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander put his title on the line against Hideo Itami next Tuesday at 10/9 C on the award-winning WWE Network!

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