On last week’s episode of the Cruiserweight Classic, WWE gave us a sneak peek of what matches are scheduled for tonight on the WWE Network. Here is a small preview of what to expect tonight. For more information about each competitor, check out our main page for the Cruiserweight Classic, including bios on every single competitor.
Drew Gulak vs. Harv Sihra
Harv Sihra is one-half of The Bollywood Boyz, and he’ll have a heck of a hill to climb tonight on the Cruiserweight Classic. Sihra brings a ton of charisma along with an energetic, high-flying skill set, but the majority of his experience is in the realm of tag-team wrestling. Sihra will be out of his element without his brother by his side, and Gulak is about as vicious an opponent as he could have. Gulak is an intense technician who lives to inflict punishment, and he’s got a big chance to showcase that tonight.
Anthony Bennett vs. Tony Nese
Despite the fact that both men don’t have much name recognition, there is a significant gap in experience. Bennett is the lesser known quantity, but he’ll use his speed and energetic style to try and get an upper hand. Unfortunately, he’s up against a man who can only be described as dense. Tony Nese may technically be a cruiserweight, but he’s got the power of a heavyweight. Most of all, Tony Nese has got a hell of a chip on his shoulder. He’s going to want to make a statement tonight, and Anthony Bennett stands in his way.
Raul Mendoza vs. Brian Kendrick
The Brian Kendrick makes another push into the realm of WWE, but this time he’s in the Cruiserweight Classic. Kendrick has said this might be his last hoorah, so you can expect the crafty veteran to go all out. As for his opponent, Raul Mendoza is a relatively young competitor who has a similar style to his idol, Eddie Guerrero. Mendoza is a bit of an unknown, which could make him an extremely enjoyable watch, but Kendrick may just be too much for him.
Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tyson Dux
I’d bet money that this will be the match of the night. Zack Sabre Jr. is one of the most widely respected competitors in the business right now, and he’s a favorite to win the entire Classic. His immaculate chain wrestling and submission skill will be on display, but he will be doing so against an indy veteran in Tyson Dux. With nearly two decades of experience, Tyson’s technical prowess has earned him the nickname “Textbook,” and a certifiable mean streak will no doubt be on display. Dux has probably been written off by many because of who he’s facing, but that only makes him more dangerous. You don’t want to miss this.
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