This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE 205 Live! Tonight we have a great show as we have a gauntlet match to determine who will go on to face the WWE Cruiserweight champion Cedric Alexander at the Greatest Royal Rumble this Friday after Buddy Murphy missed weight last week. Be sure to come back here at 10 PM EST after Smackdown! Live to find out!
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Number One Contender Gauntlet Match #1
TJP vs Mustafa Ali
They lock up to start the match before exchanging wrist locks and flips, then Ali puts TJP in a straight armbar that he gets out of twice before they exchange pin attempts. Ali hits a wheel kick into a dropkick that sends TJP out of the ring before they get back in the ring and TJP sends Ali out of the ring. They get back in the ring once more and TJP gets a quick two count before hitting a slingshot senton and a straight jacket submission that Ali gets out of by rolling backwards into a pin attempt. TJP locks in a Koji clutch that he gives up himself before they exchange strikes until Ali hits a huricanrrana. Ali hits a rolling sit-out facebuster for a quick two count before Ali gets a near fall off of a roll up, then TJP hits a dropkick to Ali's knee before locking in a kneebar.
Ali then gets to the bottom rope for the break before Ali hits a tornado DDT, then hits the 054 for the pin and the win.
Winner: Mustafa Ali defeats TJP via pinfall with the 054 to advance to the next round of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Number One Contender Gauntlet Match.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Number One Contender Gauntlet Match #2
Drew Gulak vs Mustafa Ali
Gulak immediately goes after the left knee of Ali before sending him out of the ring, then Ali hits a diving cross body, but Gulak rolls through into a Boston crab. Ali counters the Boston crab only for Gulak to turn him inside out with a lariat for a near fall as we go to commercial.
We come back from commercial to Drew in control as we come back from commercial hitting a flapjack before focusing more on his left knee. Gulak counters a huricanrrana into a Boston crab that Ali counters into an enzuigiri before Gulak counters the rolling sit-out facebuster into a powerbomb. Gulak locks in the Boston crab for a third time before turning it into a bow and arrow, Ali getting to the bottom rope for the break at the last second before Ali puts Gulak in a Boston crab in the ropes until the count of four. Ali sends Gulak out of the ring before hitting a diving cross body to the outside and onto Gulak on the floor before they get back in the ring and Ali goes for the 054, but Gulak sends him off of the top and face first into the ring steps. Gulak then rolls Ali back into the ring before locking in the Gulock to an unconscious Mustafa Ali for the referee stoppage.
Winner: Drew Gulak defeats Mustafa Ali via referee stoppage to advance to the next round of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Number One Contender Gauntlet Match.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Number One Contender Gauntlet Match #3
Tony Nese vs Drew Gulak
Tony immediately beats Drew down before tossing him out of the ring and into the barricade at ringside. Nese sends Drew over the announce table before sending him into the front of the announce table, then rolls him back into the ring and drops him repeatedly while playing to the crowd. Tony then nearly knocks Drew out and drags him to the corner before Drew locks in the Gulock out of nowhere, Tony forced to tap for the win.
Winner: Drew Gulak defeats Tony Nese via submission with the Gulock to advance to the next round of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Number One Contender Gauntlet Match.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Number One Contender Gauntlet Match #4
Kalisto vs Drew Gulak
Kalisto attacks Gulak at ringside after dropkicking him out of the ring before the match even starts, then Gulak sidesteps a tope to the outside, sending Kalisto head first into the barricade. Kalisto gets back in the ring at the count of nine before Drew stomps on him and goes for the Gulock, but Kalisto rolls out onto the apron before Gulak puts him back into the ring and hits a suplex for a quick two count. Gulak drops Kalisto across the top rope before locking in the Gulock, but Kalisto rolls through and hits the Solida del Sol for the pin and the win.
Winner: Kalisto defeats Drew Gulak via pinfall with the Solida del Sol to earn a title shot against Cedric Alexander this Friday afternoon at the Greatest Royal Rumble.