WWE has announced that NXT’s Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott (FKA Shane Strickland) will face Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak on this coming Tuesday’s episode of 205 Live.
Scott was eliminated in the first round of the NXT Breakout Tournament by Cameron Grimes (FKA Trevor Lee) earlier this month.
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Here’s what WWE.com has to say regarding the bout:
As the Superstars of the Cruiserweight division set out to prove they are worthy of a title opportunity, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak is primed to compete in a 205 Live vs. NXT battle against a competitor with whom he shares a rich history – Isaiah “Swerve” Scott.
Despite a loss to Cameron Grimes in the NXT Breakout Tournament, the confident Scott has impressed the WWE Universe with his incredible speed and agility. Looking to make a statement in WWE, Scott aims to topple Gulak and put NXT – and 205 Live – on notice.
Before competing in WWE, Gulak and Scott crossed paths multiple times in EVOLVE and other organizations, thus providing a backdrop for a competitive clash.
Also being promoted for the episode is a contract signing with Mike Kanellis and Drake Maverick to make their imminent bout official.