For those of you who have been following 205Live and the Cruiserweight division, you will know that it has faced a rocky road as of late. However, with the appointment of General Manager Drake Maverick and Triple H now running the show behind the scenes, and the current tournament to crown a new Cruiserweight Champion, 205Live seems to be on the right track. Here is an update on how the tournament bracket has shaped up so far.
In week one we saw the first Cruiserweight Champion, in its current incarnation, and Cruiserweight Classic winner TJP defeat NXT star and winner of the UK Championship Tournament to become the first ever WWE United Kingdom Champion, Tyler Bate, face off in Bate’s 205Live debut. We also saw Cedric Alexander defeat Gran Metalik to advance in the tournament.
Week two had Kallisto beat Lince Dorado, and Hideo Itami took on NXT’s Roderick Strong in his 205Live debut.
In week three we saw UK and NXT star Mark Andrews defeat former champion Akira Tozawa and Drew Gulak thoroughly beat Tony Nese.
Last week, week four of the tournament, saw a returning Buddy Murphy of NXT who had already been teased in vignettes the week prior defeat Daivari and Mustafa Ali came out on top against the Gentleman Jack Gallagher ending round one.
This week sees us enter round two of the tournament, where we saw TJP take on Cedric Alexander for a spot in the semi finals. The match was won by Alexander in a great match, and I can’t wait for his next match.
We also saw Roderick Strong defeat Kallisto in an even better match to secure his spot in the next round, looking forward to seeing what they have in store for Strong and I can not wait for Strong vs. Alexander
Next week we will see:
Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali
Drew Gulak vs. Mark Andrews
I predict Andrews vs. Murphy as the second semi final match.
The tournament bracket is shaping up nicely with its introduction of the NXT and UK talent and the mix of ex-champions scattered in make for a good a tournament overall, hopefully indicating 205Live will stay on the right path it seems to have found.
Check back next week to find out who else will be joining the semi-finals.