Tonight immediately following WWE SmackDown Live, the Cruiserweight Division takes over the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama for 205 Live. WWE.com has a preview for tonight’s episode which airs live at 10PM EST on the WWE Network:
Is Akira Tozawa Pushing Himself Too Much?
“Despite his loss to WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville at the first-ever WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view – albeit by some questionable tactics from the champion – Akira Tozawa remains laser-focused on dethroning The King of the Cruiserweights.
However, last week on WWE 205 Live, Tozawa’s match against Ariya Daivari ended prematurely when Neville attacked and locked his nemesis in the Rings of Saturn. The extent of the damage done during the attack was unknown for nearly a week until Daivari and the Japanese Superstar squared off once more on Raw. During the contest, it was clear Tozawa was favoring his shoulder and The Persian Lion pounced. Neville’s attack, combined with Daivari’s merciless targeting of Tozawa’s shoulder led to Titus O’Neil quitting on behalf of his client.
After the match, Tozawa – upset that O’Neil made him quit – demanded that the Founder and CEO of Titus Worldwide secure not only a rematch with Neville for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, but also a rematch with Daivari.
Tozawa may be over-exerting himself, especially if he’s nursing an injury, and that makes him especially vulnerable to The King of the Cruiserweights. Can The Stamina Monster fight through the pain, or will O’Neil’s decision on Raw turn out to be the right one?”
Gulak & Ali Settle Their Score In A 2/3 Falls Match
“Last week on WWE 205 Live, Drew Gulak issued a challenge to his nemesis, Mustafa Ali, who immediately accepted. The two Superstars will compete in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to truly determine whether Gulak’s ground game or Ali’s aerial assault is better-suited for the Cruiserweight division. In recent weeks, Ali has proven that he can execute both high-flying and technical maneuvers to defeat his nemesis, but Gulak has tried and failed to go airborne. That failure – which Gulak apologized for – is what led to the challenge. Now, Gulak has the chance to defeat Ali twice and strengthen his case for making WWE 205 Live a “no-fly zone.”
However, Ali won’t be grounded so easily. In a tag team match on Raw, the Chicago native sent a clear message to his opponent by scoring a pinfall on The Brian Kendrick following a jaw-dropping inverted 450 splash.
Will Gulak suffer the same fate and flounder his anti-high-flying campaign, or will he prove that his way is the righteous path?”