WWE News: New Number One Contender’s Match Announced for Next Week’s Raw

Arindam Paul / 13 December 2017

As reported earlier, Rich Swann got suspended from WWE for an indefinite span of time. He was involved in an altercation with his wife in the middle of the road in Gainsville, Florida that put allegations against him for domestic battery and false imprisonment. He was put in jail but later got released, although with the investigation is going on.

In this scenario, it was not possible to witness Rich Swann in action on Raw. He won a fatal-4-way match a couple of weeks ago to become one of the number one contenders for the Cruiserweight championship. The other one was Drew Gulak who was scheduled for a singles match against Swann on yesterday’s show.

But, as noted in the earlier part of WWE Raw, the officials have revoked the match clause to call it off. Hence, there would be another fatal-4-way match to determine another opponent for Gulak. It was named as the second chance match where the winner will replace Rich Swann.

The four competitors of the match were declared as Mustafa Ali, Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese and Cedric Alexander. The match result was quite a predictive one. Since Drew Gulak is a heel on the 205 Live roster, a babyface was supposed to pick up the win, and the match was executed in the same way.


Cedric Alexander being a strong babyface on the 205 Live roster picked up the win. He was hit by Nese with a knee on the corner to be taken out, but Ali sent Nese out. Alexander then hit a clothesline on Ali and followed it up with his pendant Lumbercheck move to emerging as the winner and became the second contender.

By this win, we will now witness a number one contender’s match for the Cruiserweight title, next week on WWE Raw. It will be Cedric Alexander going up against Drew Gulak on WWE Raw. The winner will get to face Enzo Amore for his title in the future. It is still not decided when the title match will take place.

Since Enzo Amore is the bonafide heel champion in the Cruiserweight Division, it is expected that Alexander should challenge him next, as the babyface. This young talent has a lot of potentials, as a high-flying superstar but never been able to earn the title around his shoulder. It might turn out to be the big break for him to capture the title, finally.