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WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Starting on January 30, 2018 the WWE held a Cruiserweight Championship tournament to determine a new champion. The final match took place during the pre-show for WrestleMania 34 between Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali which Alexander came out victorious.

History

After previous WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore was released from WWE on January 23, 2018, and the title was vacated, it was announced that a general manager would be appointed for 205 Live and would address the championship; 205 Live was previously controlled by the Raw General Manager as 205 Live is part of the Raw brand. On the January 30 episode of 205 Live, Drake Maverick (formerly known as Rockstar Spud in Impact Wrestling) was appointed as the 205 Live General Manager. Maverick announced that there would be a 16-man single elimination tournament to crown a new WWE Cruiserweight Champion, with the finals to occur at WrestleMania 34. The tournament began that episode with Cedric Alexander and TJP advancing to the quarterfinals by defeating Gran Metalik and Tyler Bate, respectively. Over the next couple of weeks, Kalisto, Roderick Strong, Mark Andrews, Drew Gulak, Buddy Murphy, and Mustafa Ali also advanced to the quarterfinals with wins over Lince Dorado, Hideo Itami, Akira Tozawa, Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari, and Gentleman Jack Gallagher, respectively. The first two quarterfinal matches occurred on the February 27 episode with Alexander and Strong advancing to the semifinals by defeating TJP and Kalisto, respectively. The final two quarterfinal matches took place on the March 6 episode where Gulak and Ali defeated Andrews and Murphy in their respective matches. The semifinal matches took place on the March 13 and March 20 episodes where Alexander and Ali defeated Strong and Gulak in their respective matches. The final match took place during the pre-show for WrestleMania 34 between Alexander and Ali.

Bracket

  First Round
205 Live
(1/30/18, 2/6/18, 2/13/18, 2/20/18)
Quarterfinals
205 Live
(2/27/18, 3/6/18)
Semifinals
205 Live
(3/13/18,)
Final
WrestleMania 34
                             
 Cedric Alexander Pin  
 Gran Metalik 9:27  
   Cedric Alexander Pin  
 
   TJP 17:21  
 Tyler Bate Pin
 TJP 14:31  
   Cedric Alexander Pin  
   Roderick Strong 14:54  
 Kalisto Pin  
 Lince Dorado 11:37  
   Kalisto Pin
 
   Roderick Strong 11:39  
 Hideo Itami Pin
 Roderick Strong 17:04  
   Cedric Alexander Pin
   Mustafa Ali 12:20
 Mark Andrews Pin  
 Akira Tozawa 12:28  
   Mark Andrews Sub
 
   Drew Gulak 12:10  
 Tony Nese Sub
 Drew Gulak 16:10  
   Drew Gulak Pin
   Mustafa Ali 15:13  
 Mustafa Ali Pin  
 Jack Gallagher 17:08  
   Mustafa Ali Pin
 
   Buddy Murphy 11:05  
 Ariya Daivari Pin
 Buddy Murphy 7:46  


References

External links

  • Cm logo [ Cruiserweight Championship Tournament at CAGEMATCH.net]
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