Neville def. Rich Swann in a Non-Title Match

Rich Swann vs. Neville - Non-Title Match: WWE 205 Live, Dec. 27, 2016

In a battle against Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann, Neville is determined to prove that he is The King of the Cruiserweights.

On Raw, Neville issued a challenge to Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann to meet in singles competition. Since his return at Roadblock: End of the Line, Neville has set out to prove that he is The King of the Cruiserweights and has decimated both Swann and TJ Perkins. However, former friends Swann and Neville haven’t competed one-on-one since Neville’s return and he was poised to end 2016 with a statement.

As the opening bell sounded, Swann wasted little time initiating an offense against Neville. Having been decimated by Neville multiple times in the past week, Swann had to leave everything in the ring against The King of the Cruiserweights. However, once Neville gained control of the contest, he was ruthless in his attacks, tossing Swann into the barricade and the ring apron on the outside.

Neville explains why he joined the Cruiserweight division: WWE 205 Live, Dec. 27, 2016

Neville explains to Renee Young that he was overlooked for the Cruiserweight Classic because of his world-class ability and relationship with Rich Swann.

Neville methodically attacked Swann and it appeared as though he would maintain dominance against the champion for the rest of the evening. Proving his resilience, the champion struck back and the two competitors engaged in an epic battle that certainly can be regarded as a WWE 205 Live classic.

Preparing to seal the deal with a high-risk move off the top rope, Swann was countered by Neville’s quick-thinking and The King of the Cruiserweights executed a huge superplex for the win.

After the contest, Neville ruthlessly assaulted the Cruiserweight Champion, further asserting his dominance and demanding his crown.

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