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Buddy Murphy to debut in WWE Cruiserweight title tournament


With the final first round matches set, the full lineup for WWE's Cruiserweight Championship tournament has been revealed.

It was announced on 205 Live last night that former NXT Tag Team Champion Buddy Murphy would be making his main roster debut against Ariya Daivari next week as part of the tournament. Mustafa Ali vs. Jack Gallagher will also take place on the episode as the first round comes to an end.

A video package spotlighted Murphy last night, with him talking about his past success in NXT and having to train to make the 205-pound weight limit. Murphy hasn't appeared on television in over a year, but our NXT reporter JJ Williams named him as someone to watch in 2018 due to the quality of his house show matches.

As part of the storyline where general manager Drake Maverick is making changes to 205 Live, Maverick told Gallagher that he'll no longer be allowed to wrestle in a suit.

Cedric Alexander, TJP, Kalisto, Roderick Strong, Mark Andrews, and Drew Gulak have advanced to the second round so far. The bracket for the tournament hasn't been revealed, but the finals are scheduled for WrestleMania.