Ariya Daivari def. Oney Lorcan

Oney Lorcan vs. Ariya Daivari: WWE 205 Live, April 23, 2019

With both Superstars fresh off huge victories, Oney Lorcan and Ariya Daivari collide to determine who challenge WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese.

Following an impressive victory against Cedric Alexander, Oney Lorcan shifted his focus to Ariya Daivari. The Persian Lion has enjoyed a string of wins in 2019, including a Fatal 4-Way Match last week. As a result, both Superstars were set to collide to determine the next challenger for WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese.

Just as the match was about to begin, the champion made his way to the ring to watch the action. Despite the presence of The Premier Athlete, both Lorcan and Daivari shifted their focus to the task at hand.

Lorcan asserted his strength advantage with a strong headlock followed by a series of fast-paced moves before delivering a sequence of atomic drops, dumping Daivari to the outside. However, as Lorcan prepared to dive through the ropes, The Persian Lion attacked, stopping his opponent’s momentum and taking the fight back inside the squared circle.

Feeling a surge of adrenaline, Lorcan took down his opponent with a suplex before delivering vicious a series of American Uppercuts, massive chops and a dropkick before flattening Daivari on the outside. Although Daivari countered the Half and Half, Lorcan took his opponent out of midair with a perfectly timed uppercut. Taking down Daivari once more with a blockbuster, Lorcan again attempted the Half and Half but was countered once more. The counter allowed Daivari to again apply the Million Dollar Dream, but Lorcan remained in the fight, taking down The Persian Lion with another uppercut.

With victory in sight, Lorcan attempted a Half and Half from the top rope. Once again, Daivari showed his resilience and countered but could not follow up with a successful splash. As Lorcan charged into the corner, Daivari laid in wait before delivering a superkick that led to a Persian Lion Splash. Wasting no time following up, Daivari executed the Hammerlock Lariat and scored the pinfall, earning his opportunity to challenge the champion.

After the match, Tony Nese applauded Daivari before extending his hand in a show of respect. Daivari kept his eyes on the Cruiserweight Championship, but Nese remained confident in the face of his new challenger.

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