– TJP and Cedric Alexander have advanced to the second round of the WWE Cruiserweight Title tournament. TJP defeated Tyler Bate while Cedric defeated Gran Metalik in first-round matches on tonight’s WWE 205 Live episode.
As noted before, former TNA star Rockstar Spud debuted as the new 205 Live General Manager tonight, using the name Drake Maverick, and announced the 16-man tournament to end at WrestleMania 34 with the winner capturing the vacant WWE Cruiserweight Title. The title has been vacant since WWE fired former champion Enzo Amore earlier this month following allegations that he raped a woman in October 2017. The Phoenix Police department is still investigating those accusations.
– As noted, former TNA star Rockstar Spud made his WWE debut as the new General Manager for WWE 205 Live tonight, using the name Drake Maverick. Maverick announced a 16-man cruiserweight tournament to end at WrestleMania 34 with the winner capturing the vacant WWE Cruiserweight Title. He tweeted the following on today being his 35th birthday:
Today is my birthday.
It took me 16 years to get here @WWE
— Drake Maverick (@RockstarSpud) January 31, 2018
– As noted, Rusev vs. WWE United States Champion Bobby Roode is now official for next week’s SmackDown episode after Rusev won a Fatal 4 Way over Zack Ryder, Jinder Mahal and Kofi Kingston on this week’s show. Roode, Rusev and Aiden English took to Twitter and tweeted the following on next week’s title match:
Happy to celebrate #RusevDay with Rusev and Aiden any day…especially Tuesday on #SDLive when I beat you and retain my #USTitle. It’s a celebration!
— Bobby Roode (@REALBobbyRoode) January 31, 2018
Next week it will be one of the best #RusevDay ‘s yet…US Title coming to the Rusev Day family. #SDLive
— Aiden English (@WWEDramaKing) January 31, 2018
Bobs calendar is definitely outdated. But you can fix that @REALBobbyRoode with this official #RusevDay one! pic.twitter.com/mDeIVvp6dy
— Rusev (@RusevBUL) January 31, 2018
Next Tuesday may be #RusevDay, but when you’re #USChampion, your schedule fills up VERY quickly…#SDLive @REALBobbyRoode pic.twitter.com/U4EDjWddv3
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 31, 2018
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