WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese def. Buddy Murphy

Tony Nese vs. Buddy Murphy - WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: WWE 205 Live, April 9, 2019

New WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese wants to prove his victory was no fluke when he battles Buddy Murphy in a WrestleMania rematch with the title at stake.

After a highly-competitive contest to kick off WrestleMania, Tony Nese defeated his former friend and training partner, Buddy Murphy, to capture the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Looking to prove his victory wasn’t a fluke, The Premier Athlete aimed to close out WrestleMania Week the way The Show of Shows began – with him standing victorious against Buddy Murphy.

Both Superstars came out swinging with hard-hitting strikes, but The Premier Athlete’s speed shifted momentum in his favor. To stop the champion’s offense, Murphy feigned a knee injury, waiting for the right moment to reveal his ruse and attack. Now in control, The Unstoppable dismantled Nese on the outside before returning to the ring and continuing to unload and score a series of near-falls.

After battling back and delivering a precision leg drop on the ropes, The Premier Athlete took to the skies to wipe out the challenger before using the ringside environment to show that there was certainly no love lost between them.

As Nese showed off his brand of high-flying action, delivering a moonsault to his opponent who was hanging on the rope, the WWE Universe showed their appreciation and awe at the fast-paced action.

The Unstoppable attempted to execute a knee strike, but Nese countered into a suplex before attempting the Running Nese. Unfortunately for the champion, Murphy countered and took the fight to the ring apron and delivered a series of kicks ending with a devastating knee strike. Hoping to dish out more punishment, Murphy prepared to drive Nese through an announce table but was unable to lift the seemingly unconscious Nese. As Murphy reset the official’s 10-count, he turned back to the champion, only to be launched into the air and land on the announce table.

Barely making it back into the ring, Murphy exchanged punches and kicks with Nese before taking control and dropping the champion. With The Premier Athlete still reeling, The Unstoppable executed his patented Murphy’s Law but was still unable to secure the win. Following two knee strikes from Murphy, Nese mustered the energy to spike his challenger into the mat with a reverse hurricanrana and force him into the corner. The champion then delivered not one, but two Running Neses before earning the pinfall to retain the title.

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