WWE NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar will make his 205 Live in-ring debut on tonight’s show.
WWE has announced that Legado del Fantasma will be on tonight’s show as Escobar faces Oney Lorcan in a non-title match. Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde will be in Escobar’s corner.
WWE also announced Tehuti Miles vs. Mansoor for tonight’s show.
Below is the full announcement for tonight’s 205 Live episode, which airs on the WWE Network after SmackDown on FOX goes off the air:
205 Live to feature a pair of exciting singles matchups
205 Live is set for a pair of thrilling singles bouts tonight, as NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar of Legado del Fantasma will tangle with Oney Lorcan, while Mansoor is slated to battle Tehuti Miles.
Backed by Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza, Escobar has carried himself with an unmatched swagger ever since claiming the NXT Cruiserweight Title in a thrilling eight-Superstar tournament and removing his mask to reveal his true identity to the world. He has been virtually untouchable since earning the championship, but he is sure to be in for a fight tonight, as Lorcan is never shy about letting the fists fly once the bell rings. Lorcan, however, is still recovering from a grueling NXT singles bout against Timothy Thatcher, who defeated The Boston Brawler and seemingly attempted to break his arm in the aftermath. How will that affect tonight’s matchup?
Mansoor, who has defeated Cesaro and Dolph Ziggler in singles matches and claimed a victory in a 51-Man Battle Royal, is making his return to the purple brand for a head-on collision with Miles. Mansoor has not competed since February, and his skills will be put to an immediate test against Miles, who has a victory over Danny Burch to his credit. Miles has become a mainstay on the purple brand and will undoubtedly look to make a statement at Mansoor’s expense.
Don’t miss what is sure to be a night of incredible action on 205 Live, streaming on the award-winning WWE Network tonight at 10/9 C!