Buddy Murphy beat Mustafa Ali in Survivor Series to retain the Cruiserweight Championship. It was one of the combats of the main event, which is good news for the 205 Live division. Murphy got the win by the count of three after applying his finisher, Murphy’s Law.
— WWE (@WWE) November 19, 2018
The match between Buddy Murphy and Mustafa Ali was announced a few weeks ago as part of the main Survivor Series show and as the only one where there would be no confrontation between the RAW and SmackDown brands. In addition, the representatives of WWE’s cruiserweight division would be back in action at a large WWE show in the United States after their last participation in SummerSlam.
The champion Murphy arrived after his titular victory in Super Show-Down, where he managed to finish a solid and long reign of Cedric Alexander to be crowned monarch of the cruiserweight in his native Australia. Ali for his part, after having managed to obtain the right to challenge the championship after defeating Hideo Itami, and having overcome some health problems, he returned to go for the title he had been pursuing for some time.