Tony Nese def. Cedric Alexander, TJP, Gran Metalik & Lio Rush

Cedric Alexander vs. Gran Metalik vs. TJP vs. Lio Rush vs. Tony Nese: WWE 205 Live, Oct. 17, 2018

Cedric Alexander looks to regain momentum in a Fatal 5-Way Match against Gran Metalik, TJP, Lio Rush and Tony Nese, as each Superstar tries to make their case for a potential WWE Cruiserweight Championship opportunity.

At WWE Super Show-Down, Cedric Alexander lost the WWE Cruiserweight Championship to Buddy Murphy, marking his first defeat of 2018, but he wasted no time getting back into the ring to face Tony Nese just days later. The Soul of WWE 205 Live shockingly came up short, but he remained laser-focused on getting back on the winning track, entering the Fatal 5-Way Match to prove he’s still ripe for title contention.

As the match got underway, existing rivalries took precedence as TJP went after Gran Metalik, Alexander squared up with Nese, and Lio Rush evaded the action and waited outside the ring for the perfect time to strike. Facing down Alexander, The Man of the Hour matched speed and agility with the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion, gaining the upper hand and frustrating The Soul of WWE 205 Live, allowing Tony Nese to strike on the outside.

As The King of the Ropes grappled with Rush, TJP seized the opportunity to apply a double submission and attempt to rip off Metalik’s mask, but Nese soon used his brute strength to level every competitor in the match.

Each Cruiserweight found his time to shine during an incredible flurry of action, and all five competitors took to the skies for a dazzling sequence of high-flying moves, near-falls and a WWE Universe brought to the edge of their seats, and each Superstar made an impressive case to challenge WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy. In a match that produced a highlight reel’s worth of jaw-dropping moments, arguably the most incredible instance occurred when Nese tossed Rush over the top rope onto Alexander, Metalik and TJP on the outside.

With only Nese and Rush left in the ring, The Man of the Hour quickly ascended the ropes with victory in sight, but Alexander distracted Rush, which allowed Nese to escape. The Man of the Hour attempted a hurricanrana, but Alexander incredibly countered it into a Lumbar Check.

Scrambling to make the pin, The Soul of WWE 205 Live suddenly found himself rolled up by The Premier Athlete for the three-count, giving Nese another upset victory. Nese celebrated back up the entranceway as Alexander looked on completely stunned after The Premier Athlete scored his second pinfall win over Cedric in as many weeks.

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