Hey there Fight Fans, we hope you enjoyed Smackdown! Live, but now it's time for 205 Live with the finals of the Cruiserweight Championship Tournament!
Mike Kanellis vs Akira Tozawa
Akira takes Mike down and goes for a heel hook, but Mike immediately gets to the ropes before Mike backs him into the corner for a clean break. Mike chops Akira before Akira hits a PK into a jumping senton and clotheslines him over the top rope and down onto the floor. Akira gets superkicked by Mike when he runs the ropes for a two count before stomping him in the corner and suplexing him for another two count. Mike elbows the shoulder of Akira and locks in a rear chin lock before dropping Akira with a back elbow when he gets to his feet. Mike reapplies the rear chin lock and beats him down with clubbing blows before Akira comes back with a shining wizard and hits a missile dropkick for a near fall. Akira locks in an octopus stretch before Mike hits a side slam and they exchange chops until Akira rocks him with a right hand. Mike hits a spine buster for a near fall before hitting an avalanche Michinoku driver for a near fall and beats on Akira with elbows before Akira comes back with a whirlwind kick. Akira then gets distracted by Maria on the apron before he goes for the high angle senton, but Mike gets his knees up before Mike hits a spinning reverse DDT for the pin and the win.
Winner: Mike Kanellis defeats Akira Tozawa via pinfall with a spinning reverse DDT.
Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Finals Match
Cedric Alexander vs Tony Nese
They lock up and exchange standing switches and Tony takes Cedric down with a straight armbar before hitting a deep arm drag onto another straight armbar. Tony gets an early near fall off of a crucifix pin before Cedric slides out of the ring to regroup, Cedric getting back in before Tony takes him down with a single leg. Cedric backs Tony into the corner for a clean break before Cedric hits a diving cross body and Tony drops him with a leg lariat for a quick one count. Cedric hits a huricanrrana into a dropkick for a two count before dropping him with a chop for another quick two count. Tony sweeps the legs of Cedric, but misses a springboard moonsault and Cedric dropkicks the back of his neck for a two count.
Tony drops Cedric with a spinning heel kick and trips him before tying him up in the ropes and booting him off of the apron and down onto the floor. Cedric gets back at the count of seven and Tony drops him with a back elbow before wrenching his neck and hits a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Tony takes Cedric down with a side headlock before Cedric comes back with several dropkicks and clotheslines into a back elbow that rocks Tony. Cedric hits the Neuralizer and a springboard flat liner for a near fall before Tony counters the Lumbar Check and Tony hits a pump handle driver for a near fall of his own. They end up on the apron before Tony hits a springboard moonsault with Cedric stuck in the ropes for a near fall and Cedric hits a Michinoku driver for a fall.
Tony catches Cedric with a palm strike when he goes for a springboard clothesline and they both fall off of the top turnbuckle and down onto the floor. They get back into the ring at the count of nine before they exchange strikes until Cedric nearly knocks Tony out with a superkick for a near fall. Cedric sets Tony up top and goes for a superplex that Tony counters before Tony hits a corkscrew senton and rolls him back into the ring. Tony hits a 450 for a near fall before stomping Cedric, Cedric countering a running knee into a Spanish fly before hitting the Lumbar Check for a very close near fall. Cedric then goes for another Lumbar Check before Tony hits a knee into a running knee in the corner for the pin and the win.
Winner: Tony Nese defeats Cedric Alexander via pinfall with a running knee strike in the corner to earn a Cruiserweight Championship match at Wrestlemania.
-After the match The Cruiserweight champion Buddy Murphy comes out to celebrate with his best friend before attacking him and standing tall with the belt as as we go off the air.
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