Tony Nese def. Akira Tozawa to earn a WWE Cruiserweight Title Match

Tony Nese vs. Akira Tozawa: WWE 205 Live, June 25, 2019

Tony Nese and Akira Tozawa collide in a battle to determine who will challenge WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak at WWE Extreme Rules.

Just two nights removed from a breathtaking Triple Threat Match at WWE Stomping Grounds, Tony Nese and Akira Tozawa faced off once again to determine who would challenge the victor of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match at WWE Stomping Grounds, Drew Gulak, at WWE Extreme Rules.

The Stamina Monster landed the first big blow with an incredible cannonball off the ring apron and steps to the outside that brought the WWE Universe to their feet, but The Premier Athlete took him off the top rope and brutalized The Stamina Monster’s back and lower body.

Tozawa threw caution to the wind when he leveled The Premier Athlete with a diving headbutt through the ropes that sent Nese sailing over the announce table. Meeting his opponent back in the center of the ring, Nese unleashed a flurry of strikes and soon launched himself twisting through the air and onto Tozawa.

The Premier Athlete followed the incredible aerial maneuver with a springboard moonsault before both Superstars exchanged strikes in the center of the ring.

Nese and Tozawa brawled on the top rope, and Tozawa attempted a powerbomb before being stopped by Nese. After a tense struggle, Tozawa executed a flipping piledriver and nearly secured victory, but Nese evaded the Senton.

Once again meeting his opponent in the center of the ring, Nese overpowered Tozawa and slammed him into the corner, but The Stamina Monster broke the pinfall by getting his foot on the bottom rope. As Nese attempted the Running Nese, Tozawa countered into a snap German suplex, which was met moments later by one of Nese’s own into the turnbuckle.

After once again rolling away from the Running Nese, Tozawa tried to apply a hold or roll Nese into a pinfall, but The Premier Athlete instead pounced and scored a pinfall on The Stamina Monster.

The competitors staggered back to their feet after the grueling battle and showed their mutual respect with an embrace.

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