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

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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