WWE News: Rich Swann to defend Cruiserweight title at Roadblock
The cruiserweight title to be up for grabs in a three-way match between Rich Swann, Brian Kendrick and TJ Perkins.
This Sunday at Roadblock — Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann will put his title on the line against former Cruiserweight Champions, The Brian Kendrick and TJ Perkins in a Triple Threat match.
Swann won the title from The Brian Kendrick — at the inaugural episode of the cruiserweights-only show, 205 LIVE. A week later he successfully defended the championship against Kendrick; wherein TJ Perkins was participating as the guest commentator.
After the match, Kendrick attacked Perkins, which resulted in a brawl also involving Swann — thus resulting in a Three-Way match for the Cruiserweight title at Roadblock
On the latest edition of Monday Night RAW — The Brian Kendrick defeated TJ Perkins by using Slice Bread #2, thus providing him momentum before heading into his title bout at Roadblock.
Also, during the 205 LIVE tapings before tonight's Monday Night RAW — TJ Perkins faced Rich Swann in a non-title match; wherein Perkins defeated Swann via submission.
TJ Perkins had become the inaugural Cruiserweight Champion after defeating Gran Metalik in the finals of the Cruiserweight Classic.
During the cruiserweight division's debut match on Monday Night RAW, The Brian Kendrick had defeated Cedric Alexander, Gran Metalik, and Rich Swann to become the #1 contender for Perkins' Cruiserweight title.
However, during his title match at Clash of Champions — Kendrick proved to be unsuccessful against Perkins. After securing the #1 contender's position again, Kendrick defeated Perkins at Hell in a Cell to win the Cruiserweight title.
After facing a slew of opponents — Kendrick lost to Swann in a non-title match on RAW, thus giving Swann a shot at the title. Swann won the title from Kendrick at 205 LIVE, thus ending his thirty-day title reign.
Swann’s already successfully defended his Cruiserweight title against Kendrick before. The video below shows Swann winning the Cruiserweight title from Brian Kendrick:
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