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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Reason why the finish of Neville vs. Austin Aries at Payback was changed at the last minute

Extreme Rules may see a triple threat match.

News 08 May 2017, 13:35 IST
Who will walk out of Payback the Cruiserweight champion?

What’s the story?

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there is a reason why the finish of the Neville vs. Austin Aries match at Payback was changed at the last minute.

In case you didn’t know...

Austin Aries faced Neville in a WrestleMania 33 rematch for the Cruiserweight Championship at Payback. The match ended in Disqualification with Aries winning. However, he didn’t win the championship.

This seemed to clearly be setting up a rematch between the two rivals. Aries is still in the main title picture of the Cruiserweight division. Another person involved in the storyline between Austin Aries and Neville is TJ Perkins. TJP plays Neville’s sidekick who recently turned heel to align with The King Of The Cruiserweights.

The heart of the matter

The Observer noted that one of the reasons that the Payback match had a DQ finish was so that the Extreme Rules Cruiserweight Championship match could become a triple threat match between Neville, Aries, and TJP.

There have been hints of Neville not being satisfied with TJP. It would be interesting to see where the story goes if the Extreme Rules match does, in fact, become a triple threat. If given the time, they can put on a great match.

What’s next?

Austin Aries will continue feuding with Neville and TJP, and we may see Perkins inserted into the title picture once more as well.

Author’s take

A triple threat match would be great for Extreme Rules, as the three Cruiserweights have the potential to steal the show if given the right amount of time. The Cruiserweights did steal the show at Fastlane, where Neville took on Gentleman Jack Gallagher for the Cruiserweight championship. 

Adding TJP to the match and story does definitely add a level of interest to the program. It would be ideal if The King Of The Cruiserweights retains, as he is currently having one of the best title runs in the entire company.

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