Noam Dar def. Tony Nese
Noam Dar has had his share of issues with WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy and Tony Nese in recent months, facing off against The Premier Athlete in a losing effort in November. Former tag team partners on a handful of occasions, Dar and Nese’s animosity has only continued to fester, putting them at odds once more on WWE 205 Live.
Nese arrived to the contest without his training partner at ringside, ready to prove beyond a doubt that he is a better athlete and competitor than The Scottish Supernova. However, as the match got underway, Nese’s attempts to showcase his power were met by Dar’s brilliant counters that kept him on the defense. The ever-confident Premier Athlete was again mocked as Dar flexed after countering an offensive strike.
Using his speed and strength, Nese enjoyed a swing of momentum into his favor, however The Scottish Supernova continued outwitting his opponent, driving him to retreat outside the ring. The strategy paid off for Nese, finding an opening to attack and stop Dar’s dominant advantage.
The two Superstars continued to battle back and forth with The Premier Athlete maintaining an edge thanks to his agility and power. With his growing frustrations after a series of near-falls, Nese, too, began to maximize pain and pressure on his opponent with his own technical ability. Finding a reprieve as Nese taunted the WWE Universe, Dar turned the tide, eventually kicking his opponent off the top rope leading to a series of strikes that nearly secured the victory.
As the battle continued, neither competitor could maintain a solid advantage, but Nese’s raw strength seemed to be too much for The Scottish Supernova. After an eye-popping powerslam, Nese dragged Dar to the corner, no doubt preparing for a potential running knee strike. However, Dar fooled Nese and rolled him up for the three-count.