Drake Maverick, Jake Atlas, Tony Nese, More Confirmed For 8/21 WWE 205 Live

Jake Atlas and more will be in action tonight on 205 Live. 

WWE confirmed that Atlas will take on Tony Nese in singles competition while Drake Maverick faces off against Tehuti Miles.

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Tonight’s must-see edition of 205 Live will feature a pair of exciting singles battles, as Drake Maverick squares off with Tehuti Miles, while Jake Atlas tangles with Tony Nese.

Not long ago, a victorious Maverick looked directly into the camera on the purple brand and vowed to become the NXT Cruiserweight Champion, and after catching a beating at the hands of Undisputed ERA nine days ago, Maverick will be hungry to turn in a strong performance and work his way into title contention. A win over the acrobatic Miles would go a long way in bolstering Maverick’s chances to challenge Santos Escobar, but it won’t come easy.

Tehuti has taken 205 Live by storm, and even though he came up short in a pair of recent barnburners against Mansoor, Miles has proven to be a can’t-miss Superstar every time he steps into the squared circle.

Atlas seemed to be on his way to a victory against the returning Ariya Daivari last week, but Daivari Dinero took down his newfound rival with nefarious methods, thumbing Atlas in the eye when the official was distracted to get the win. After the controversial loss, Atlas will look to bounce back against Nese, whose intentions remain open to speculation from the WWE Universe.

The Premier Athlete made an enemy of Isaiah “Swerve” Scott during the NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament by costing him a chance to fight for the championship, but he subsequently aligned with “Swerve” and seemingly tried to bury the hatchet when they joined forces to battle some common enemies in tag team action. Nevertheless, Scott recently paired up with Breezango on NXT, so Nese is looking to refocus on singles competition. 

Fightful will have live coverage of 205 Live at 10 p.m. ET on the WWE Network, airing right after SmackDown goes off the air.


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