It certainly seemed inevitable and now, with the aid of his new contract with Titus Worldwide, Akira Tozawa will face Neville for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at the first-ever WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view event.
Since defeating Rich Swann for the WWE Cruiserweight Title at Royal Rumble, Neville has been nearly unstoppable, displaying an unbridled aggression to prove that he is the best Cruiserweight in the world. The King of the Cruiserweights backed up his claims following an intense rivalry with Austin Aries – defeating A-Double at WrestleMania, Payback and WWE Extreme Rules, and ultimately leaving Aries out of action.
Now, the WWE Cruiserweight Champion is determined to root out “pretenders” and ensure his dominance. However, Titus O’Neil and Titus Worldwide believe that they hold the key to the future of the Cruiserweight division.
Titus O’Neil spent weeks courting Akira Tozawa to join the expanding Titus Worldwide brand, promising an opportunity against the WWE Cruiserweight Champion. Neville didn’t take kindly to O’Neil’s quest, but Tozawa played along, getting under The King of the Cruiserweights’ skin and turning up the animosity between them. Finally, when Tozawa signed with Titus Worldwide, O’Neil delivered and secured the Japanese Superstar’s WWE Cruiserweight Championship opportunity against Neville at the first-ever WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view event.