Money in the Bank 2019: 5 potential finishes for the Cruiserweight Championship Match - Ariya Daivari vs Tony Nese
The Premier Athlete finally achieved his dream at WrestleMania 35 last month, toppling the most dominant Cruiserweight Champion in recent memory, Buddy Murphy. The Juggernaut put away the likes of Cedric Alexander, Hideo Itami, Ali, and Akira Tozawa in his eight-month reign, but the resilience of Tony Nese proved too much for him.
Now, a month after his historic WrestleMania moment, Nese will defend his Cruiserweight Championship against Ariya Daivari. Though he was able to stop the unstoppable on the Grandest Stage of Them All, his greatest challenge yet might be coming this Sunday.
Daivari has been on a roll since returning to action earlier this year. After turning his back on Hideo Itami, he's beaten several top talents on the Purple Brand and has left many laying unconscious thanks to his violent brawling style. Nese will have to be careful, as one devastating lariat is all it will take to crown a new champion.
It isn't just his physical prowess that makes Daivari a force to be reckoned with. We've seen in the past just how crafty he can be, and it should be expected that he'll have a few tricks up his sleeve come Sunday. Still, it's tough to imagine that the Cruiserweight Champion isn't prepared.
#5 The match ends in a no-contest
There's some serious bad blood between Daivari and Nese. They've been working with and against each other since the beginning of 205 Live. And now, with Ariya Daivari more frustrated than ever and with a chip on his shoulder, it's a guarantee that he'll have something to prove on Sunday.
Daivari is a vicious man, and one that can sometimes let his anger get the better of him. We've seen several moments since his return where his frustration has nearly cost him. Refusing to put opponents away fast, Daivari seems to enjoy punishing people. That may lead to a situation where he continues to batter Nese on the outside.
When tensions are high and the blood is flowing, sometimes competitors don't hear the ref's count. On Sunday, it's possible a brawl may force the official's hand, leading to a match down the line at another PPV.