The Cruiserweight division finally escaped the Kickoff show in Saudi Arabia, but even on the main card of Greatest Royal Rumble in Jeddah on April 27, they weren’t in a prime position.
Cedric Alexander and Kalisto used the division’s time-honored means of grabbing the audience’s attention after John Cena and Triple H captivated the crowd of 60,000 in King Abdullah Sports City Stadium’s attention - an array of high-flying, fast-paced, hard-hitting moves.
Like this head-jarring drop kick from Cruiserweight Champion Alexander:
You might as well call @CedricAlexander MR. DROPKICK... #WWEGRR #205Live pic.twitter.com/yeff8cKAYG— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 27, 2018
And this DDT counter from the challenger (and former champ):
THIS is the kind of action you see EVERY Tuesday night on #205Live!#WWEGRR @KalistoWWE pic.twitter.com/GhH0ogZSn6— 205Live (@WWE205Live) April 27, 2018
Innovative counters were the name of the game. Kalisto popped the crowd with a springboard Spanish Fly from the top rope when Cedric tried to drag him up there for something. And the finish saw Alexander turn the luchador’s finisher into his own, ending their exhibition with a Lumbar Check.
Get complete Greatest Royal Rumble results and coverage of the entire card here.