Tonight on WWE 205 Live, after celebrating the birth of his child, Gran Metalik returns to action and sets his sights on the thorn in The Lucha House Party’s side, TJP. Plus, who will be the next to challenge WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy?
Who Will Be Buddy Murphy’s Next Challenger?
At Survivor Series, Buddy Murphy triumphed in his first WWE Cruiserweight Championship defense since winning the title at WWE Super Show-Down. The edge-of-your-seat battle pitted Murphy against his longtime rival Mustafa Ali in a match that brought The WWE Universe to their feet, a jaw-dropping showcase of The Cruiserweight division.
With The Heart Of WWE 205 Live vanquished for now, who will be the next Superstar to rise to the challenge and face the Australian Superstar? Cedric Alexander is still owed a rematch from WWE Super Show-Down and has recently broken his slump and returned to his winning ways following a victory last week against Lio Rush. However, in the spirit of providing the highest level of competition, WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick may want to see The Soul Of WWE 205 Live win a few more matches before allowing him to return to the championship conversation.
What of Murphy’s training partner Tony Nese? The Premier Athlete pinned Alexander two weeks in a row before falling to Ali in a bout that could have presented Nese with a title opportunity. However, Ali is not one to lay back in defeat and could very well make his way back to contention and earn another opportunity to challenge Murphy.
Gran Metalik Clashes With TJP:
In recent weeks, TJP has become a major nemesis for The Lucha House Party. Showing the ultimate sign of disrespect, The Cruisergreat has stolen each of their masks and wears them to the ring like a badge of honor. He has also forged an alliance with Maria & Mike Kanellis and they are determined to seize every opportunity to make life miserable for Kalisto, Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik.
However, The Lucha Trio has been on a tear in recent weeks, making their debut on RAW as well as competing in The 10-on-10 Tag Team Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match. Two weeks ago, Kalisto & Lince Dorado picked up a victory against TJP & Mike Kanellis, even outsmarting The First-Ever Cruiserweight Champion when he tried to steal The Golden Lynx’s mask.
After picking up an impressive victory last week, The Lucha House Party were confronted by Maria Kanellis, who informed them that TJP would battle Gran Metalik tonight. The highly anticipated bout was slated for earlier this month, but The Cruisergreat refused a match against Metalik, citing his victory in the finals of Cruiserweight Classic as why he didn’t need to face The Luchador again.
Can The King Of The Ropes defend The Lucha House Party’s honor, or will TJP repeat his success in The Cruiserweight Classic and add another of Metalik’s masks to his collection? Find out on WWE 205 Live tonight!