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Former friends Tony Nese and Buddy Murphy clash for the WWE Cruiserweight Title: WrestleMania 35 Kickoff

A hard-hitting battle between WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy and Tony Nese kicks off the action at MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania 35.

During WrestleMania Kickoff at MetLife Stadium, Tony Nese proved that re-focusing his attention and focusing on the Cruiserweight division’s ultimate prize was the right move, as he captured the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. After winning the 2019 WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament – defeating former titleholder Cedric Alexander in the finals – The Premier Athlete earned the opportunity to challenge Buddy Murphy for the title on The Grandest Stage of Them All, but The Unstoppable severed his friendship with Nese in dramatic fashion when he attacked him after his win over Alexander.

In true Cruiserweight fashion, Nese and Murphy brought the WWE Universe to the edge of their seats and set the competitive tone for The Showcase of the Immortals, and The Premier Athlete bested the champion and captured his first WWE Cruiserweight Title in the shadow of New York City, just miles from his hometown in Long Island, N.Y.

With a new champion crowned, WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick is no doubt already searching for Nese’s first challenger.

What awaits The Premier Athlete on his first WWE 205 Live as WWE Cruiserweight Champion? Don’t miss WWE 205 Live tonight at 10/9 C, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.

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