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WWE 205 Live Coverage: Cruiserweight Tournament Continues, Drew Gulak Vs. Tony Nese – WrestlingInc.com


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Tonight the Cruiserweight Championship Tournament continues with more first-round matches. Drew Gulak will take Tony Nese while Akira Tozawa will face the high-flying Mark Andrews.

– Recap of last week’s matches where Kalisto defeated Lince Dorado and Roderick Strong took down Hideo Itami to move on in the Cruiserweight Championship.

– Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinnes welcome us in as they preview tonight’s matches: Gulak vs. Nese, along with Tozawa vs. Andrews.

Akira Tozawa vs. Mark Andrews (First Round Tournament Match)

Backstage, Dasha Fuentes talks with Mark Andrews and asks what it’s like to come from the UK for this opportunity. Andrews says he’s excited and people all around the world are talking about this tournament. He’s confident about heading to WrestleMania 34. Match gets rolling with some “Ah!” chants. Andrews focusing on Tozawa’s leg trying to keep him grounded as we cut to 205 Live GM Drake Maverick looking on from the back. Andrews trying to stretch out Tozawa, crowd pretty quiet thus far.

Andrews with a dropkick to the face, pin, two. Back and forth chops to the chest with Tozawa landing a right jab to the jaw to stop that exchange. Standing senton lands clean on Andrews, pin, two. Tozawa gains control of the match, working away on Andrews, lots of submission early on between these two. Tozawa tries to tosses Andrews out, he whips around using the ropes and kicks Tozawa and springboard crossbody back into the ring, pin, two. Tozawa recovers and nails a shining wizard. Tozawa goes up top, Andrews rolls out to the floor, Tozawa immediately follows with a suicide dive with a somewhat sketchy landing. Action back in the ring, Tozawa heads to the top again, Andrews forces him off the top, running knee, northern lights suplex, standing corkscrew senton, pin, two-count.

Multiple forearms to Andrews, but a kick to the stomach stops that, Andrews tries for a tornado DDT, nope, Andrews then hits a nice modified stunner, pin, two. Tozawa is put on the top ropes, Andrews heads up with him and tries for a hurricanrana, Tozawa halts that, goes for a super powerbomb, Andrews reverse it with a nice hurricanrana, pin, two! Andrews goes up top, tries for a shooting star press and rolls through. Tozawa with a kick, tries for a submission but Andrews uses his momentum for the pin and gets the win!

Winner: Mark Andrews via Pinfall (Advances to the next round)

– Backstage, Dasha Fuentes talks with Jack Gallagher who will face Mustafa Ali next week. Drake Maverick shows up and says his suit and tie is not proper wrestling attire. Maverick says Jack needs to sort himself out and come back next week with proper gear on.

– Also next week it will be Buddy Murphy vs. Ariya Daivari.

– We see a vignette for Buddy Murphy who talks about how he lost the tag title and had to work himself back up from the bottom. Murphy says he had to work hard to get below 205.

Backstage, Drew Gulak is getting ready for his match against Nese and he’s looking super serious. Nese is also getting prepped as he check himself out in the mirro.

Drew Gulak vs. Tony Nese (First Round Tournament Match)



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