Austin Aries def. Tony Nese
Austin Aries is officially headed to his first WrestleMania, and while he’ll have to go through Neville in order to come back as WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Aries’ performance on Raw seemed to indicate he was both physically and mentally ready to battle The King of the Cruiserweights.
For one, Aries notched a victory, dispatching a game Tony Nese with his signature Discus Fivearm (better than a forearm). And when Neville himself attempted to worm his way inside Aries’ head, the No. 1 contender swiftly boxed him out, promising that he would bring Neville’s “façade” of kingship crashing down at The Showcase of the Immortals. He best not miss.