Austin Aries & Gentleman Jack Gallagher def. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville & TJP
To retain his WWE Cruiserweight Title on Sunday, Neville must avoid Austin Aries’ Last Chancery at all costs. And if the stakes of the title match weren’t high enough already, The King of the Cruiserweights got a taste of exactly what it is he’s in for on Raw, when he teamed with TJP to battle A-Double & Gentleman Jack Gallagher.
Neville, of course, had a near-perfect game plan in store: He simply wouldn’t allow Aries into the match, and he teed off on Gentleman Jack with TJP at his side. But Gallagher’s devastating headbutt ultimately sent TJP running to Neville and allowed Gallagher to tag in Aries, bringing the match down to Sunday’s competitors.
Neville put up a savage fight, but Aries battled through his still-tweaked knee to dodge a Phoenix Splash and finally tap The King of the Cruiserweights out with the Last Chancery. It would be foolish to count the champion out yet, as Neville has proven he can survive outrageous odds. However, when it comes to escaping Aries’ signature hold, he’s officially down to his last chance.