Daivari sets his sights on Championship gold

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.

Returning from an injury late last year and aligning himself with Hideo Itami, Ariya Daivari has a new attitude and outlook regarding his in-ring career. His alliance with Itami eventually came to a bitter end, but Daivari has since enjoyed a string of impressive victories, including a huge win against former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander. Continuing to build on his 2019 undefeated streak, Daivari defeated Oney Lorcan last week to claim a championship opportunity.

The Persian Lion’s rise and recent success mirrors that of WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese. Befriending and training with former titleholder Buddy Murphy paid dividends for The Premier Athlete, as he too enjoyed a huge string of success, winning the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament and defeating Murphy for the title on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

Daivari is Nese’s first challenger since The Premier Athlete captured the championship. Will Daivari continue his undefeated streak and end The Premier Athlete’s reign?

Don’t miss WWE 205 Live, tonight at 10/9 C, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network!

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