Isaiah “Swerve” Scott def. Ariya Daivari
Before Isaiah “Swerve” Scott faced Ariya Daivari, it was revealed that Lio Rush is not medically cleared to compete following the attack by Gentleman Jack Gallagher last week. As a result, Rush would no longer be the captain of the team of NXT Cruiserweights set to face the WWE 205 Live originals in the 10-Man Elimination Tag Team Match. Scott revealed that there would not be a captain, but they did find a replacement for The Man of the Hour. Scott did not reveal the competitor’s identity.
The last two times Scott and Daivari faced off, “Swerve” emerged victorious. As the match got underway, both Superstars exchanged unpleasantries before Scott took control with his fast-paced and agile offense, but The WWE 205 Live original soon struck back with cruel intent, targeting his opponent’s neck and throat.
The resilient Scott found his second wind and unleashed a series of strikes and kicks. Daivari took control of the match, recovering from a countered Hammerlock Lariat before dropping “Swerve” with a DDT. Daivari was ready to put Scott away and again attempted the Hammerlock Lariat.
Scott countered his opponent and dropped him with a House Call. Daivari survived the pinfall, only to have his arm snapped by Scott’s brutal Pop Culture. With The Persian Lion down, “Swerve” ascended the ropes and delivered a double stomp to pick up the victory.