Who will face WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville at SummerSlam?
Despite a loss to Neville as WWE Great Balls of Fire, Akira Tozawa has made a strong case for a rematch given the questionable tactics The King of the Cruiserweights used to maintain his throne. However, an attack by Neville in the days after their battle left The Stamina Monster with a shoulder injury that has affected his in-ring ability.
Ariya Daivari – believing it is his time to ascend to the top of the Cruiserweight division – seized the opportunity, engaging in a series of matches with Tozawa and targeting his injured shoulder. The Persian Lion made his true intentions known last week when he attacked Neville on Raw and held the title above his head. The following night on WWE 205 Live, Daivari claimed a victory against the WWE Cruiserweight Champion by Count-out.
Both Tozawa and Daivari have made strong cases to challenge for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, and they battle in singles competition tonight to decide once and for all who will face Neville for the title at SummerSlam. While Daivari hopes to be celebrated like other Iranian athletes that have achieved Olympic and championship glory, Tozawa aims to prove that he – not Neville – is the true gold standard when it comes to the Cruiserweight division.
Who will challenge WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville at The Biggest Event of the Summer? Find out tonight at 10/9 C on the award-winning WWE Network!