Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
As most of you already know, Austin Aries defeated Neville during the WWE Payback Pay-Per-View via DQ when Neville purposefully grabbed the referee and pushed him as Aries locked in his finishing move. Though Neville remained champion.
Based on reports, Neville was originally intended to defeat Aries, but a last minute decision was made to have Aries win, to allow this feud to continue. The idea behind it was that Neville already defeated Aries during the WrestleMania 33 Kickoff to retain his championship, and instead of giving Neville two wins in a row, that decision was made to allow for an even playing field between the two competitors.
It hasn’t been officially announced, but it is believed that a Cruiserweight championship match will be made for the upcoming Extreme Rules PPV on July 4th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. The idea may be that a stipulation is added to this match to not allow a DQ finish.
WWE has also been teasing that TJ Perkins is close to receiving a title shot as well, so potentially this match could become a triple threat.
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