Akira Tozawa def. Cedric Alexander, Lio Rush and Humberto Carrillo in Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match
Akira Tozawa, Cedric Alexander, Lio Rush and Humberto Carrillo faced off in a high-stakes Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match to determine who will challenge WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy at WWE Elimination Chamber. All four competitors were fully prepared to seize the opportunity and stop the unstoppable.
As the opening bell sounded, Carrillo, Tozawa and Alexander were ready for action until Lio Rush started to run his mouth, and he was cornered by all three opponents. Rush managed to avoid them through pure speed until Tozawa drove him into the announce table.
After Rush was dealt with, Carrillo, Tozawa and Alexander engaged in a fast-paced series of strikes and counters that saw Tozawa prepare a dive to the outside until The Man of the Hour took him down and leveled all three opponents in a blink of an eye. Rush proved his mettle by maintaining control of the contest, first at Carrillo’s expense before focusing on Tozawa.
Despite Rush’s impressive flurry of offense, Tozawa rolled away from the Final Hour and kicked Rush into Alexander, who executed the Lumbar Check and eliminated Rush.
With The Man of the Hour gone, Carrillo, Tozawa and Alexander engaged in an incredible showcase of their speed, high-flying ability and resilience. During a lightning-quick exchange between all three, Alexander appeared to injure his knee.
When Carrillo knocked Alexander off the top rope, it gave Tozawa time to recalibrate, counter a high-risk move off the top from the Mexican Superstar and land his patented Senton to eliminate Carrillo.
With Alexander and Tozawa – both former Cruiserweight Champions – the last two standing, they immediately exchanged words before striking and attempting to claim a quick victory.
After both Superstars recovered from booting each other in the face, they once again traded blows and counters, leaving the WWE Universe on the edge of their seats. As Tozawa prepared the Senton, Alexander rolled to the apron, and Alexander slammed The Stamina Monster back-first into the apron before executing an eye-popping Michinoku Driver that shockingly did not result in a three-count.
A frustrated Alexander unloaded on Tozawa and attempted the Lumbar Check, but Tozawa countered with a massive spike to the mat before executing the Senton for a hard-fought victory and title opportunity.
As Tozawa celebrated his victory, Buddy Murphy appeared on the TitanTron and addressed his next challenger, telling him that he will crush The Stamina Monster on his way to WrestleMania, where he intends to cement his legacy as the greatest Cruiserweight ever.