WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick opened tonight's show and announced a single-elimination tournament to determine the WrestleMania 35 challenger for WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy.
The tournament will kick off next Tuesday night from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC, and will feature eight cruiserweights.
WWE has not confirmed the other four tournament participants but it looks like Humberto Carrillo, Cedric Alexander, Ariya Daivari and Mike Kanellis will be eligible. Stay tuned for updates on the tournament.
Below is video of Drake talking about the cruiserweight tournament:
This is a HUGE opportunity!@WWEMaverick reveals that there will be a single-elimination tournament to determine @WWE #Cruiserweight Champion @WWE_Murphy's #WrestleMania challenger! #205Live pic.twitter.com/8aid77tNJi— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) February 20, 2019
#205Live's Road to #WrestleMania begins NEXT WEEK as the tournament to determine @WWE_Murphy's @WrestleMania challenger begins!— 205Live (@WWE205Live) February 20, 2019
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