Tony Nese def. Cedric Alexander

Cedric Alexander vs. Tony Nese: WWE 205 Live, Oct. 10, 2018

Following his stunning defeat to Buddy Murphy at WWE Super Show-Down, former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander hopes to reclaim his momentum against Tony Nese.

Tony Nese wasted little time taunting former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander on Twitter after The Soul of WWE 205 Live lost the title to Nese’s training partner Buddy Murphy at WWE Super Show-Down. Calling Alexander a fluke champion, Nese claimed there were even more reasons to watch WWE 205 Live now that Murphy was champion. Alexander didn’t take kindly to Nese’s comments and asked for a match with The Premier Athlete.

Refusing to take a break despite his loss only a few days prior in Australia, Alexander appeared ready for action.

Alexander took control by stomping Nese in the corner of the ring before trying to drag him back inside by the hair. As the official pushed Alexander away twice, Nese recovered, dragged the former champion to the outside and unloaded a sequence of kicks.

Showing off the resilience that has brought him a great deal of success in the past year, The Soul of WWE 205 Live drove Nese back out of the ring and prepared to execute a high-risk move. However, as Alexander bounced off the ropes to get the proper speed for his attack, The Premier Athlete made his way back in and leveled his opponent. Using his power advantage, Nese targeted Alexander’s mid-section and delivered an innovate attack to counter.

Alexander fed off the energy of the WWE Universe and regained momentum, driving The Premier Athlete into retreat on the outside before being flattened by a successful dive from Alexander.

Alexander attempted a second high-risk springboard from the top rope, only to be taken out by a perfectly-timed uppercut. Barely surviving a pinfall attempt, Alexander showed the heart of a champion and answered Nese’s verbal taunts with resounding chops. Exchanging strikes in the center of the ring, neither Superstar maintained an edge until Alexander took Nese down with a kick.

Struggling to get to his feet, Alexander was clearly exhausted but continued to fight, once again nearly securing victory following a Spanish Fly in the center of the ring.

After Nese barely got his foot on the bottom rope, a shocked Alexander seemed to doubt his own ability and attempted to keep his emotions in check.

Alexander turned to question the official as Nese grabbed the ropes to counter his opponent’s advances before leveling and suplexing the former champion. Nese followed up by delivering his patented running knee strike, ascended the ropes and executed a 450 Splash to secure victory.

As The Premier Athlete celebrated one of the biggest wins of his career, Alexander was left in a state of distress at the shocking defeat.

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