Neville def. TJ Perkins

TJ Perkins vs. Neville: WWE 205 Live, Jan. 3, 2017

Answering TJ Perkins' challenge, Neville battles the winner of the Cruiserweight Classic as he continues his ascension to truly become "The King of the Cruiserweights."

Last week on Raw, Neville defeated TJ Perkins in singles competition. However, after challenging “The King of the Cruiserweights” to a second match on WWE 205 Live, Perkins was poised to stop Neville’s ascension to the Cruiserweight throne. Perkins was also fighting on behalf of his friend, Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann, who was defeated by Neville last week and taken out of action following a post-match attack.

Refusing to shake Neville’s hand, Perkins and his opponent circled each other, testing the waters, trying to find the right opening. Perkins enjoyed an advantage early-on, relying on his own agility and flashiness inside the squared circle, sending Neville to the outside to recalibrate. That time to regroup was all Neville needed to flex his aggressive muscles on his opponent and gain momentum.

Countering a jaw-dropping maneuver by “The King of the Cruiserweights,” Perkins allowed Neville no time to regroup, regaining the edge in the highly-competitive battle. A handful of high risk moves followed by near-falls made Perkins the closest Superstar to defeat Neville.

Neville’s strength, speed and resilience proved to be too much for Perkins. After an intense struggle on the top-rope, Neville executed a crushing superplex to secure the win.

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