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.
Naturally, as the opening bell sounded, The Premier Athlete took a moment to show off his physique, only to be clobbered by Danny Burch. Not in the mood for nonsense, Burch took down Nese, forcing him to tag in Kanellis. Burch quickly handled The Opportunist, bringing Lorcan into the battle.
Later, when Lorcan received a tag, the fired-up Boston Brawler unleashed his fury on both opponents, but Nese tripped up Lorcan, once again giving them control of the bout. Feeding off the energy of the WWE Universe, Lorcan battled back, fighting through a double team effort to make the tag to Burch.
The British Superstar charged forward and took down both opponents. Hoisting Kanellis onto his shoulders, Burch turned to Lorcan, who ascended the ropes, ready to drop The Opportunist.
Before Lorcan could make the leap, Nese charged into the ring and knocked The Boston Brawler off the top. Burch attempted to fend off both opponents but was unsuccessful, allowing Kanellis and Nese to execute a flying knee and powerslam, respectively, for an impressive win.
Following Gentleman Jack Gallagher’s shocking attack on Lio Rush last week on WWE 205 Live, The Man of the Hour has not been medically cleared for competition. As a result, the NXT Cruiserweights have selected a new member of their team, and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott revealed that the team collectively decided it didn’t need a captain. Next week, a mystery partner will join Scott, Tyler Breeze, Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan against Tony Nese and his hand-picked team of Mike Kanellis, The Brian Kendrick, Ariya Daivari and Gentleman Jack Gallagher.
Both teams will collide in a 10-Man Elimination Tag Team Match in the ultimate struggle between NXT Cruiserweights and WWE 205 Live originals. Who is the mystery Superstar? Which team will emerge victorious?
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
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