Austin Aries def. TJ Perkins, Jack Gallagher and Mustafa Ali to become No. 1 contender to the Cruiserweight Championship
Before the Fatal 4-Way Match to determine the No. 1 contender to the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, reigning champion Neville reveled in his WrestleMania victory against Austin Aries, telling the WWE Universe he did exactly what he said he would. The King of the Cruiserweights also thanked his vanquished opponents in the Cruiserweight division for helping to solidify his legacy. He also stated that it didn’t matter who won the Fatal 4-Way Match because his next challenger would bow down before him.
All four competitors in the bout have faced Neville in one-on-one competition – each knowing what it takes to battle The King of the Cruiserweights. Moreover, all were well-aware of how high the stakes were in the Fatal 4-Way. Although former Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins was the most aggressive early in the match, none of the Superstars truly enjoyed a consistent offensive in the contest.
The action intensified with alliances forged and broken at a moment’s notice throughout the battle. Most notably, Aries and Gallagher used TJ Perkins as a step-stool to execute a double superplex to Mustafa Ali. That resulted in a singular battle between A-Double and the English Superstar that ended with Gallagher teaming up with his trusty umbrella William the Third to take out the competition.
Chaos quickly ensued with every competitor nearly scoring the victory. Ultimately, it was A-Double taking down TJ Perkins – after TJP was on the receiving end of a Gentleman Jack Gallagher headbutt – with the Discus Fivearm to secure the win.
Following the bout, Aries exchanged verbal barbs with the champion, ready to seize his second opportunity to dethrone Neville and claim the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.