WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville def. TJP

Neville vs. TJP - WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: WWE 205 Live, June 6, 2017

Two days after vanquishing Austin Aries at WWE Extreme Rules, Neville defends the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against former ally TJP.

Both TJP and WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville had their respective reasons for forging an alliance in recent months. The Duke of Dab wanted a championship opportunity, and Neville wanted a lackey to weaken Austin Aries. However, after TJP defeated Mustafa Ali on Raw and was granted his opportunity, Neville decided to attack him, signaling that the alliance was over and it was never more than a convenience for the champion.

There was certainly no love lost between the first-ever WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJP and The King of the Cruiserweights as the battle got underway. The tension in the contest also led both competitors to display their more aggressive tendencies. Both TJP and Neville showed off their uncanny athleticism, but the Cruiserweight Champion enjoyed a noticeable strength advantage over The Duke of Dab.

Neither Superstar truly enjoyed a significant advantage, as TJP wisely used his technical ability to try and weaken his opponent. After feeling the effects of a tarantula applied by TJP, Neville unleashed his fury on the outside of the ring, driving The Duke of Dab into the fan barricade and slamming him face-first into the announce table.

Back inside the ring, The King of the Cruiserweight continued to dismantle his opponent as the WWE Universe tried to rally behind TJP. Despite the champion’s methodical strikes, The Fil-Am Flash battled back, relying on his high-risk arsenal to regain control of the bout.

Attempting his trademark Detonation Kick, TJP felt the rage of Neville, who countered with high-impact and angry strikes. The King of the Cruiserweights taunted his nearly-beaten opponent, allowing TJP just enough time to regain his composure and apply his patented kneebar to nearly secure the victory.

Just as TJP tried to pull Neville away from the ropes and reapply the maneuver, the two competitors exchanged near-falls and counters before the champion successfully applied The Rings of Saturn for the submission win.

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