We are on The Road To Wrestlemania with only WWE’s Fastlane PPV before the extravaganza itself takes place in April.
Whilst a number of main roster feuds have been developed, one brand had been left somewhat behind: 205 Live.
This week’s episode of 205 Live changed that.
The show opened with the brand’s General Manager, Drake Maverick. He proceeded to announce they would be running a single elimination tournament in the run-up to WrestleMania 35. The winner of the tournament will face current Cruiserweight champion, Buddy Murphy, on the “grandest stage of them all.”
Two first round matchups been revealed. These take place next Tuesday night and will feature Tony Nese in a matchup with Kalisto. Drew Gulak will also compete against The Brian Kendrick.
WWE has not confirmed the other participants in the tournament. It is likely that the men will be Humberto Carrillo, Cedric Alexander, Mike Kanellis, and Ariya Daivari.
WWE utilized their numerous Twitter accounts, uploading a few videos to hype the tournament announcement, writing:
“This is a HUGE [email protected] reveals that there will be a single-elimination tournament to determine @WWE #Cruiserweight Champion @WWE_Murphy’s #WrestleMania challenger! #205Live”
This is a HUGE opportunity!@WWEMaverick reveals that there will be a single-elimination tournament to determine @WWE #Cruiserweight Champion @WWE_Murphy's #WrestleMania challenger! #205Live pic.twitter.com/8aid77tNJi
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) February 20, 2019
— 205Live (@WWE205Live) February 20, 2019
Are you looking forward to this mini-tournament? Who will face Murphy come WrestleMania?