Between last night’s editions of 205 Live and SmackDown Live, two new Championship matches were confirmed for Wrestlemania 35.
First, Tony Neese officially won the right to challenge buddy Murphy for the Cruiserweight Championship at WrestleMania by defeating Cedric Alexander in the finals of the Cruiserweight tournament.
The following is WWE’s official preview for that match:
At WrestleMania, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy will defend his coveted title against an opponent who quite possibly knows him better than anyone — his friend and training partner Tony Nese.
Since winning the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia, at WWE Super Show-Down last year, Murphy has demanded only the best competition in the world. WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick has obliged, leading to memorable battles with the likes of Cedric Alexander, Humberto Carrillo, Mark Andrews, and Akira Tozawa.
Nese earned the opportunity to challenge Murphy at The Showcase of The Immortals by defeating former champion Alexander in the finals of this year’s WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament. In addition to besting The Soul of WWE 205 Live, The Premier Athlete also claimed victories against Kalisto andDrew Gulak to advance in the tournament.
Ever since he began training with Murphy, Nese has shown a renewed focus and competitiveness and will have the chance to put his mettle to the ultimate test when he challenges The Unstoppable for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in the shadow of New York City, just miles away from his home of Long Island, NY.
Don’t miss WrestleMania 35, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network on Sunday, April 7!
Also, last night on SmackDown it was announced that Samoa Joe will face the challenge of Rey Mysterio for the United States Championship.
Here is WWE’s official preview for that match:
After pinning Samoa Joe in a tag team showdown on the March 12 edition of SmackDown LIVE, The Master of the 619 will get a golden opportunity to capture the United States Championship at WrestleMania.
Mysterio’s son Dominick, who was 13 years old the last time his father competed in a one-on-one match at The Showcase in the Immortals, has declared that he will be sitting proudly in the front row to see his dad compete in the high-stakes contest on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Can the masked legend conquer arguably the most vicious and sadistic Superstar in WWE today?
Find out at WrestleMania, Sunday, April 7, at 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network!
Which one of these two matches are you most looking forward to at WrestleMania 35?