During tonight’s 205 Live 2018 recap show, it was revealed that Buddy Murphy would be defending the Cruiserweight Championship at WWE Royal Rumble.
With Mustafa Ali officially joining SmackDown Live, it seems that he’s out of the picture now. 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick announced tonight that there will be three qualifying matches over the next two weeks.
- Kalisto vs Lio Rush
- Drew Gulak vs Akira Tozawa
- Cedric Alexander vs Hideo Itami
The first two matches will take place on the January 2nd episode of 205 Live, while Alexander and Itami will face off on the 9th. All three victors will be added to the championship bout, as Buddy Murphy will defend his title in a Fatal-4-Way match at the Royal Rumble.