All three of Buddy Murphy’s challengers for the Royal Rumble have now been revealed.
Murphy will be defending his Cruiserweight Championship against Kalisto, Akira Tozawa, and Hideo Itami in a fatal four-way match at the Royal Rumble in Phoenix, Arizona on January 27. Itami defeated Cedric Alexander in a qualifying match at this week’s 205 Live tapings.
Kalisto defeated Lio Rush and Tozawa defeated Drew Gulak in last week’s qualifying matches.
Murphy has been Cruiserweight Champion since winning the title from Alexander at Super Show-Down in Melbourne, Australia last October. He defended the title against Mustafa Ali at Survivor Series and against Alexander at TLC.
Noam Dar also defeated Tony Nese in a match at this week’s 205 Live tapings.
This week’s 205 Live was taped at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida prior to Tuesday’s SmackDown. The 205 Live episode will air on the WWE Network at 7 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday (January 9).