Wednesday marked the final night of the first round of the WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic.
Rich Swann def. Jason Lee
From the minute Jason Lee, representing Hong Kong, stepped through the entrance with his nunchucks, it was clear these two were showmen. Swann was also flamboyant leading into a match that really showed off two athletic performers.
In addition to his speed and agility, Lee displayed excellent technical ability on the mat and nearly got the pin on a slick roll-up combination. In the end, though, Swann – a Baltimore native and member of the NXT roster – got the finish with a decidely impressive 450 splash from a standing position near the corner.
Swann gets the win and will be a force to be reckoned with in this tournament and beyond.