WWE No Mercy: WWE Cruiserweight Championship - Nevile (c) VS Enzo Amore
I'd forgotten all about this match, it just totally slipped my mind though that's not surprising as these matches usually take place on the kickoff show.
Neville has been one of the few bright spots of the Cruiserweight Division under Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn. He's been given the ball and he's ran with it, though why they ended a great 8 month run just so Tozawa could hold the belt for 6 days is a mystery to me; hell, I guess it's just one of those things Vince wanted to see whether it really made any sense or not.
Enzo Amore is in a weird position in the company right now. If even half the reports that've come out over the summer are half true, Enzo has heat with pretty much everyone in the locker room and a lot of management. What's been saving him, allegedly, is that he sells a lot of merchandise and his segments on Raw are significant draws. He has the gift of gab but he's also someone that's frequently labeled as possibly the weakest in-ring worker on the main roster.
Part of me would like to see Neville drop the title so he could be moved upwards on the roster to be an eventual challenger for the IC or US titles. He's too talented to stay in the CW Division if the division is ultimately just going to stay what it is. At the same time, Enzo's charms may not be what they once were as, if I'm not mistaken, there was a pretty decent "thank you Strowman" chant that broke out after Strowman flattened Enzo on Raw. It might mean absolutely nothing or it could be the possibility of a backlash against Enzo brewing among some of the fans who're not as into him as a character as they once were and/or possibly because he's not so strong in the ring.
At any rate, I'm curious to see if this match is half decent or a trainwreck.
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