Akira Tozawa is ready to defend the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at SummerSlam

Neville interrupts Akira Tozawa's championship celebration: WWE 205 Live, Aug. 15, 2017

During Titus Worldwide's Cruiserweight Championship Celebration for new WWE Cruiserweight Champion Akira Tozawa, Neville tells The Stamina Monster his days as titleholder are numbered, but the Japanese Superstar proves he's ready for their SummerSlam rematch.

Akira Tozawa shocked the WWE Universe on Raw when he did what no one else could and defeated Neville for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. With the two originally slated to battle at SummerSlam, Titus O’Neil negotiated for the match to take place a week early on Raw, and Tozawa delivered. Despite Neville invoking his rematch clause for The Biggest Event of the Summer, Titus Worldwide rolled out the red carpet for the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion on WWE 205 Live.

Titus held a special toast for Tozawa and thanked him for being part of Titus Worldwide – helping make his own dreams come true. As the celebration continued, Neville made his way to the ring. The former champion expressed his feelings for the title, claiming Tozawa sullies the prestige he brought to the championship. Neville then presented a countdown clock that displayed the time remaining until their rematch at SummerSlam – signifying when Tozawa’s reign would end. The King of the Cruiserweights guaranteed that he would reclaim the championship and told the new titleholder to savor the time he has left.

O’Neil called out Neville, telling him Tozawa would not fall for the intimidation game or start a fight. As O’Neil continued speaking, Neville charged the ring, but was quickly stopped by Tozawa. After The Stamina Monster drove The King of the Cruiserweights into the barricade, the rivals returned to the ring.

Unfortunately for Neville, he was quickly dispelled from the squared circle, and The Stamina Monster put his SummerSlam challenger down with a dive through the ropes. Despite Neville’s threats, the Cruiserweight Champion proved he was ready to defend his new title at The Biggest Event of the Summer.

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