Neville def. Cedric Alexander

Cedric Alexander vs. Neville: WWE 205 Live, Jan. 24, 2017

Cedric Alexander faces his greatest challenge - Neville. Following the match, Rich Swann and Neville engage in an all-out brawl less than a week before their Cruiserweight Championship Match at Royal Rumble.

In the midst of an effort to move beyond the drama with Alicia Fox and Noam Dar and focus on his in-ring career, Cedric Alexander faced his greatest challenge to date – Neville. Seeking advice from Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann before the match, Alexander was reassured about the task at hand when Swann advised him to do what he does best.

After countering a handful of respective maneuvers, Neville relied on his strength and veteran experience to take control of the contest. However, Alexander used his natural speed and physical similarities to The King of the Cruiserweights to swing momentum back in his favor, keeping Neville on defense outside the ring.

Neville challenges Rich Swann for the Cruiserweight Championship at Royal Rumble

Regaining his composure, Neville tossed his opponent into the barricade before taking him back in the ring and methodically dismantling Alexander. Seemingly taking pleasure in inflicting as much pain as possible, Neville was no doubt sending a message to his Royal Rumble opponent, Cruiserweight Champion Swann.

Displaying his resilience, Alexander battled back, executing fast, high-risk moves to nearly defeat The King of the Cruiserweights multiple times. Following an incredible back and forth between both competitors, Alexander prepared to put the match away when Dar came running down to the ring.

Although he took out Dar, the distraction was enough to force Alexander to slip off the top rope into Neville’s hands where he was able to force Alexander to submit.

After the match, Neville was irate that Dar offered an assist, removing the Scottish Supernova from the ring before continuing to assault Alexander. Unfazed by Neville, Dar joined the attack until Swann came to Alexander’s aid. An all-out brawl between Neville and Swann erupted and was only suppressed by officials racing to the scene to pull them apart.


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