In addition to SmackDown Live (Preview Here), this week’s episode of 205 Live will go down this evening from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.
WWE.com released the following preview for tonight’s show:
WWE 205 Live preview. April 30, 2019: Can Daivari replicate Nese’s success?
Last week on WWE 205 Live, Ariya Daivari defeated Oney Lorcan to earn the opportunity to challenge Tony Nese for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Like The Premier Athlete, Daivari has embraced a new outlook that has led to an impressive winning streak in recent weeks, but can he capture the Cruiserweight division’s ultimate prize?
Daivari sets his sights on Championship gold
Returning from an injury late last year and aligning himself with Hideo Itami, Ariya Daivari has a new attitude and outlook regarding his in-ring career. His alliance with Itami eventually came to a bitter end, but Daivari has since enjoyed a string of impressive victories, including a huge win against former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander. Continuing to build on his 2019 undefeated streak, Daivari defeated Oney Lorcan last week to claim a championship opportunity.
The Persian Lion’s rise and recent success mirrors that of WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese. Befriending and training with former titleholder Buddy Murphy paid dividends for The Premier Athlete, as he too enjoyed a huge string of success, winning the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament and defeating Murphy for the title on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Daivari is Nese’s first challenger since The Premier Athlete captured the championship. Will Daivari continue his undefeated streak and end The Premier Athlete’s reign?
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