Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali def. Buddy Murphy & Tony Nese

Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali vs. Buddy Murphy & Tony Nese: WWE 205 Live, Nov. 28, 2018

The Heart and Soul of WWE 205 Live join forces against WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy and his arrogant training partner, Tony Nese.

Last week on WWE 205 Live, General Manager Drake Maverick announced that Mustafa Ali and Cedric Alexander – longtime friends and allies who are both eager for another opportunity to challenge for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship – would join forces against titleholder Buddy Murphy and his training partner Tony Nese. While Alexander and Ali have collided in the past – including at WrestleMania for the championship – questions remain about whether they can be an effective team.

The Heart and Soul of WWE 205 Live maintained an early advantage for his team until The Premier Athlete made a tag unbeknownst to Alexander, allowing Murphy to strike with a vengeance. Nese and Murphy displayed their own seamless teamwork as they doled out punishment to Alexander, preventing him from making a tag to Ali. Forcing Murphy and Nese into one another, Alexander finally made the tag, allowing Mustafa to take down both opponents and nearly secure a pinfall on the champion.

Ali and Murphy continued to brawl until Nese pulled the ropes down, allowing Murphy to kick him to the outside. With momentum in their favor, Nese and Murphy unleashed on Ali while taunting both their opponents. The Heart of WWE 205 Live struggled to overcome the physical dominance of the champion and The Premier Athlete, but the resilience of Ali was on display as he took down both. Just as he tried to make the tag, however, the champion yanked Alexander off the apron.

After a near-fall, Nese and Murphy continued to decimate Ali and taunt Alexander, but Ali continued to strike back, taking down Murphy and finally making the tag. Fired up, The Soul of WWE 205 Live unloaded his fury on Nese and Murphy. Alexander tagged in his partner, and they prepared to execute an astonishing superplex on Murphy off Nese’s back. Losing his footing, Murphy tumbled to the outside and brought Ali down with him. After Alexander flattened Nese on the outside, Ali stood toe-to-toe with the champion, narrowly avoiding Murphy’s Law. With Alexander making a tag seconds before, Ali took down Murphy with a tornado DDT, and The Soul of WWE 205 Live added an exclamation point with a Lumbar Check to pick up the victory.

After the match, Alexander and Ali celebrated together, showing trust and continued friendship despite aiming for the same goal.

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