WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak def. Oney Lorcan

Drew Gulak vs. Oney Lorcan – WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: WWE 205 Live, Aug. 13, 2019

In a SummerSlam Kickoff rematch, Oney Lorcan tries to dethrone WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak.

WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick ordered an immediate title rematch after reviewing the SummerSlam bout between Drew Gulak and Oney Lorcan, wherein The Philadelphia Stretcher struck the challenger in the Adam’s apple. Despite still feeling the effects from Gulak’s attack, Lorcan charged forward and unleashed his rage on Gulak, forcing the champion to retreat to the outside.

Gulak focused his attack on Lorcan’s already injured throat, ramming it into the announce table and looking to maximize punishment by delivering precise kicks, using masterful technical ability and slamming Lorcan into the ring apron yet again. Despite Lorcan’s best attempts to fight back, Gulak remained in control by keeping the pressure on Lorcan’s weak spot.

Feeding off the energy of the WWE Universe, the challenger fought to break free of a headlock and struck back with crushing uppercuts and a perfectly executed blockbuster. With adrenaline pumping through his veins, Lorcan charged forward, crashing into the champion. Countering with a slam into the ropes, Gulak recovered and turned a failed Cyclone Crash into a resounding clothesline.

Still unable to secure victory, Gulak took Lorcan to the top rope and delivered a series of punches. Lorcan countered, ascended the ropes and delivered a Half and Half from the top. Crawling across the ring with the WWE Cruiserweight Championship within his grasp, Lorcan made the cover, but Gulak barely got his foot on the bottom rope just in time.

Once again drawing power from the WWE Universe, Lorcan charged after the champion, slamming him into the barricade, the announce table and steel steps before taking the fight back to the ring. Lorcan targeted Gulak’s throat with relentless strikes and prepared to once again execute the Half and Half.

Gulak countered, rolled Lorcan off the turnbuckle and applied the Gulock. Putting tremendous pressure on Lorcan’s neck, The Philadelphia Stretcher held on long enough to make his challenger pass out.

Although Gulak claimed victory, Lorcan proved himself to a be a dangerous contender and did not tap out to the submission specialist.

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