A new tournament will determine Buddy Murphy’s next challenger

Buddy Murphy uses brute force to counter Akira Tozawa: WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 Kickoff Match (WWE Network Exclusive)

WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy uses sheer power to take down Akira Tozawa in a bid to retain his title in a WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 Kickoff Match.

After WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy claimed victory at WWE Elimination Chamber Kickoff, WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick announced how Murphy’s next challenger will be determined. Beginning next week, a tournament will commence, and the winner will earn the opportunity to challenge the champion on The Grandest Stage of Them All – WrestleMania.

If last year’s tournament that culminated in an epic battle for the then-vacant title between Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali at The Show of Shows is any indication, the competition will be fierce, and every member of the WWE 205 Live roster will be out to prove they can stop The Unstoppable.

Maverick revealed the first two matches would feature Tony Nese against Kalisto and The Brian Kendrick taking on his rival, Drew Gulak.

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