Buddy Murphy def. Humberto Carrillo

Humberto Carrillo vs. Buddy Murphy: WWE 205 Live, Jan. 15, 2019

Humberto Carrillo answers WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy's open challenge and puts on an impressive performance against The Juggernaut of 205 Live

Although WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy is set to defend his title in a Fatal 4-Way Match at Royal Rumble, he is hungry for competition and wants to face the best Cruiserweights in the world. As a result, he issued a non-title open challenge for tonight, which, when mixed with WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick’s plan to bring in the best Cruiserweights in the world, was the perfect formula for Humberto Carrillo to answer the call.

The nephew of former WCW star Hector Garza, Carrillo comes from a family of in-ring competitors and showed no fear in the face of the WWE Cruiserweight Champion. Carrillo has previously competed on WWE NXT, but squaring off with Murphy is undoubtedly his greatest challenge to date. As the champion attempted to assert dominance by focusing on his opponent’s arm, he soon found himself stunned and forced from the ring as Carrillo showed the WWE Universe his own speed and high-flying ability.

Engaging in the center of the ring, both Superstars attempted and countered a series of suplexes before Murphy reversed and appeared to land awkwardly on his knee. With the champion seemingly injured, officials checked on Murphy’s condition as he waited for the right moment to reveal his ruse and attack Carrillo.

Shockingly, Carrillo reversed Murphy’s Law and unleashed his fury on the champion, sending him to the outside and diving onto Murphy, launching him over the announce table. Unfortunately, Carrillo’s late flurry was stopped as he leapt off the top rope and was caught by a high-knee, allowing the champion to execute Murphy’s Law for the win.

Despite the loss, WWE 205 Live General Manger Drake Maverick revealed that Carrillo has joined the WWE 205 Live roster and will compete at the WWE Worlds Collide tournament at Royal Rumble Axxess on Saturday, Jan. 26. Tickets for Royal Rumble Axxess are available now.

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