NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush def. Akira Tozawa

Lio Rush vs. Akira Tozawa – NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match: WWE NXT, Nov. 27, 2019

The Man of The Hour faces a tough challenge for his title in the form of Raw’s Akira Tozawa.

If Lio Rush's mind is still on Angel Garza, it doesn't seem to be slowing him down one bit in the ring. 

The Man of The Hour successfully defended his NXT Cruiserweight Championship against Akira Tozawa on Wednesday after being prepped with an answer for every move The Stamina Monster had in store for him.

Both competitors were keenly familiar with each other's repertoires after doing battle in a Triple Threat match along with Kalisto during Sunday's Survivor Series Kickoff — the same night that also saw Rush ambush Garza backstage with a vicious punch, likely a receipt for disrespecting Rush's family two weeks ago. 

Rush's title reign was seemingly in jeopardy when he was sent crashing to the outside by Tozawa's German suplex from the apron. The tide shifted in favor of The Man of The Hour, however, when he caught Tozawa with knees to the back during an attempt to finish things off with a top-rope senton.

From there, it was time for The Final Hour — once to Tozawa's back, and again to his abdomen — to clinch the victory. 

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