WWE Great Balls of Fire 2017: 3 Feuds That Can Continue After Extreme Rules

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1. Neville vs. Austin Aries

As much as we’d love to see some refreshment in the WWE Cruiserweight Championship picture, Neville might not be getting rid of Austin Aries just yet.

This rivalry has been going for roughly three months – much longer than any title feud we’ve seen out of the division since its introduction last fall – and it’s because the WWE doesn’t want its two biggest names on 205 Live to fade into obscurity.

Austin Aries has been a major player on 205 Live because he’s been locked in a title feud since he entered the active ranks, and Neville’s impact has been immeasurable since he turned heel last December and declared his entry into the division.

These guys have squared off countless times at this stage, but given that this will be the third time they dance for the championship, Austin Aries’ chances of making Neville tap out – just like he did on this week’s Raw – look really good.

As great as Neville is, Aries really needs a win here because there are only so many times you can blame your opponent for underhanded tactics. “Fool me once”, right? So, going under the assumption that Aries does finally knock off “The King of the Cruiserweights”, this feud needs to continue for Neville to invoke his rematch clause.

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We spoke last month about avenues to go down should Neville walk out of this with his reign intact, and one of those involved a fatal four-way between Neville, Aries, TJ Perkins and Jack Gallagher. That scenario is still viable with Aries as champion, and makes more sense than TJP pursuing a heel-on-heel rivalry with Neville.