Angel Garza def. Tony Nese

Angel Garza vs. Tony Nese: WWE 205 Live, Jan. 3, 2020

Hoping to make his case for a future opportunity to reclaim the NXT Cruiserweight Championship, Tony Nese battles current champion Angel Garza in non-title action. #WWEonSonyIndia

Looking to repeat his success from 2019, Tony Nese aims to reclaim the NXT Cruiserweight Championship, and he believes the first step to proving he deserves a title opportunity is to defeat current champion Angel Garza.

After some early posturing, Garza prepared to rip off his pants, and Nese charged forward but was pulled to the outside and introduced to the steel steps.

Back inside the ring, the first-ever Mexican NXT Cruiserweight Champion maintained control with perfectly executed innovate maneuvers designed to maximize punishment and focusing his strikes on Nese’s chest and mid-section. In an act of desperation, The Premier Athlete countered a high-risk move from Garza and slowed the pace enough to rely on brute strength.

A fired-up Garza took control with fast-paced lariats and a flying arm drag before finally ripping off his pants. Although he tossed his pants in Nese’s face before landing another superkick, it wasn’t enough to put The Premier Athlete away. Garza struck again by launching Nese over the ropes to the arena floor before executing a moonsault.

The resilient former champion recovered inside the ring and once again put Garza on defense by continuing to press forward at a breakneck pace. Nese launched off the middle rope with a moonsault, but Garza countered and executed the Wing Clipper to pick up his first victory since winning the NXT Cruiserweight Championship.

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