Itami demands respect from The Soul of WWE 205 Live

Akira Tozawa vs. Drew Gulak: WWE 205 Live, Jan. 2, 2019

The bitter rivalry between Akira Tozawa and Drew Gulak takes a backseat and a championship opportunity takes precedence as they battle for a chance to compete in the Fatal 4-Way Match challenging Buddy Murphy for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at Royal Rumble.

Cedric Alexander knows what it means to be the WWE Cruiserweight Champion. Last year he won the then-vacant title at WrestleMania, defeating his longtime friend and ally Mustafa Ali in the finals of a tournament. Alexander was undefeated for much of 2018, until he lost the coveted title to Buddy Murphy at WWE Super Show-Down. Despite a failed attempt to reclaim the championship at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, The Soul of WWE 205 Live has another chance to earn a title opportunity tonight.

However, standing in Alexander’s way is a Superstar who has demanded respect from the WWE Universe and his fellow Cruiserweights – Hideo Itami. The hard-hitting Japanese Superstar is laser-focused on claiming his place atop the Cruiserweight division alongside his new ally, Ariya Daivari.

Who will join Buddy Murphy, Akira Tozawa and Kalisto in the Fatal 4-Way Match for The Juggernaut of 205 Live’s WWE Cruiserweight Championship at Royal Rumble? Find out tonight at 7/6 C, streaming on the award-winning WWE Network.

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