With the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship beginning next week on WWE NXT, former champion Tony Nese and Danny Burch each hoped to make a case for a spot in the tournament, bringing them on a collision course with each other. The two Superstars have clashed before, but never with the stakes this high.
Burch landed one of the biggest blows of the contest when he caught Nese with a jawbreaker before the British Superstar unloaded with his brawling instincts. However, a flurry of hard-hitting offense was not enough to finish off Nese.
In control but growing frustrated, Nese executed a drop into the top rope and springboard moonsault. After escaping a crossface, Nese quickly tossed Burch into the turnbuckle with a German suplex before hitting the Running Nese for the win.
Following Tony Nese’s victory against Danny Burch, The Premier Athlete approached the announce table and refused to leave, as John Quasto and Byron Saxton continued their broadcast. Nese was making his case for why he would win the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship and felt disrespected. Gentleman Jack Gallagher made his way to the ring for his battle with Oney Lorcan. A frustrated Gallagher confronted The Premier Athlete, who finally left the ring as Lorcan made his entrance.
The early goings were highlighted by one of the most brutal back-and-forth striking contests WWE 205 Live has ever seen. The intensity continued to mount as Gallagher executed a series of headbutts before being dropped with a Half and Half Suplex.
After preventing a Half and Half from the top rope, Gallagher stopped his opponent in his tracks with a diving cross body, but he was distracted as Nese retuned to ringside and sat down. After Gallagher kicked out of a pinfall attempt, The Premier Athlete entered the ring and attacked the British Superstar. With the match ending in a No Contest, Lorcan attacked Nese, and the two battled until Burch came to Lorcan’s aid and chased away The Premier Athlete.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
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