Buddy Murphy will defend his Cruiserweight Title in a fatal four-way bout at the WWE Royal Rumble in January.
The opponents for Murphy will be determined in the coming weeks on 205 Live in three separate singles qualifying matches. Next week; Kalisto takes on Lio Rush while Drew Gulak locks up with Akira Tozawa. And two weeks from tonight; Cedric Alexander faces Hideo Itami. The three winners will move on to the fatal four-way bout and their shot at the Cruiserweight Title at the Royal Rumble.
The announcement was made during tonight's episode of 205 Live by General Manager Drake Maverick.
WWE Royal Rumble takes place on Jan. 27 from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Fightful will provide live coverage of the event and a post-show podcast. Here's a look at the announced card thus far:
Men's Royal Rumble Match
R-Truth (#30 entrant), Drew McIntyre
Women's Royal Rumble Match
Carmella (#30 entrant)
WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun Strowman
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Buddy Murphy (c) vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA