Fatal 4-Way Match ended in controversy
With an opportunity to challenge WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese on the line, the action immediately commenced with Drew Gulak delivering a brutal dropkick to Akira Tozawa. Chaos quickly ensued as Humberto Carrillo enjoyed an early advantage, followed by Tozawa, only for everyone to be taken down by Oney Lorcan’s brutal hard-hitting strikes.
The edge-of-your-seat battle brought the WWE Universe to their feet when all four competitors battled on the ring apron, a melee that ended in a jaw-dropping sequence of Tozawa taking down Gulak and Carrillo leaping over the top rope onto Lorcan at ringside. With the WWE Universe on their feet chanting “This is awesome,” Carrillo and Tozawa returned to the ring and traded vicious haymakers.
After Carrillo and Tozawa were taken out by Lorcan, the hard-hitting Superstar exchanged resounding strikes and slaps with Gulak. During the fracas, Lorcan leapt over the top rope to again take out Tozawa and Carrillo. However, as Lorcan recovered, Ariya Daivari attacked with a steel chair, effectively taking the hard-hitter out of the contest.
Back in the ring, Tozawa and Carrillo dispelled Gulak before The Stamina Monster again ascended the ropes to take out the Mexican Superstar with a Senton. However, Carrillo countered to stop the potential match-ender, but Gulak sent him sailing from the top turnbuckle into the barricade.
Longtime rivals Gulak and Tozawa struggled for the upper hand while battling atop the turnbuckle before The Philadelphia Stretcher executed a thunderous superplex. As both Superstars hit the mat, they locked legs – both with shoulders on the mat as the official made the three-count. As a result, both Tozawa and Gulak had their arms raised by separate officials. Drake Maverick, who also hit the ring after the bout’s controversial conclusion, now has a major decision to make.