At WrestleMania, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphywill defend his coveted title against an opponent who quite possibly knows him better than anyone — his friend and training partner Tony Nese.
Since winning the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia, at WWE Super Show-Downlast year, Murphy has demanded only the best competition in the world. WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick has obliged, leading to memorable battles with the likes of Cedric Alexander, Humberto Carrillo, Mark Andrews and Akira Tozawa.
Nese earned the opportunity to challenge Murphy at The Showcase of The Immortals by defeating former champion Alexander in the finals of this year’s WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament. In addition to besting The Soul of WWE 205 Live, The Premier Athlete also claimed victories against Kalisto andDrew Gulak to advance in the tournament.
Ever since he began training with Murphy, Nese has shown a renewed focus and competitiveness and will have the chance to put his mettle to the ultimate test when he challenges The Unstoppable for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in the shadow of New York City, just miles away from his home of Long Island, NY.
Don’t miss WrestleMania 35, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network on Sunday, April 7!