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WWE 205 Live Tournament Announced with WrestleMania Implications


Last night on WWE 205 Live, it was announced that once again there will be a tournament to determine the Cruiserweight Championship match at WrestleMania.

This was an idea that was instituted last year after Enzo Amore was abruptly fired by WWE. Last year’s tournament saw the main roster debuts of Roderick Strong and Tyler Bate. One has to wonder what NXT call-ups or new names will be used in this year’s tournament. New signings like ACH and rumored names like KUSHIDA come to mind.

Here’s what WWE had to say about this tournament in last night’s 205 Live recap:

After WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy claimed victory at WWE Elimination Chamber Kickoff, WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick announced how Murphy’s next challenger will be determined. Beginning next week, a tournament will commence, and the winner will earn the opportunity to challenge the champion on The Grandest Stage of Them All – WrestleMania.
If last year’s tournament that culminated in an epic battle for the then-vacant title between Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali at The Show of Shows is any indication, the competition will be fierce, and every member of the WWE 205 Live roster will be out to prove they can stop The Unstoppable.
Maverick revealed the first two matches would feature Tony Nese against Kalisto and The Brian Kendrick taking on his rival, Drew Gulak.

What do you think of this Cruiserweight tournament on the Road to WrestleMania? Sound off in the comments below!

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