Rich Swann def. Tony Nese
Returning to action after suffering a brutal post-match assault at the hands of Neville two weeks ago, Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann squared off with Tony Nese in WWE 205 Live’s main event.
Swann was eager to take the fight to Nese – a competitor that rivals Neville in strength and agility. However, the premier athlete is a daunting challenge in his own right and proved his ability by keeping the Cruiserweight Champion on the defensive. However, displaying the true heart of a champion, Swann displayed his resilience and battled back. Although clearly still reeling from his injuries, the champion weathered a flurry of offense from his opponent, executing a perfectly timed kick for the win.
Following the contest, Neville challenged Swann for the title and the Cruiserweight Champion accepted a match at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on Jan. 29.