If you’ve seen WWE Superstar, Neville, in action, you know just how talented the Englishman is.
After generating a solid buzz for himself on the independent circuit under the ring name ‘Pac,’ Neville made his NXT debut in 2013. Soon after, along with other talented stars such as Sami Zayn and Sasha Banks, he elevated WWE’s minor leagues into one of the hottest brands in professional wrestling. Neville’s impressive reign as NXT Champion lasted 287 days, only five days short of Finn Bálor’s record of 292 days.
“The Man That Gravity Forgot” made his main roster debut the night after WrestleMania 31 on a March 2015 episode of Raw. However, due to injuries and a lack of creative direction, he struggled to gain any traction for the first year and a half of his main roster run.
Things changed in December of 2016 when Neville showed up in the cruiserweight division and immediately began to wreak havoc on any and everyone in his way. Soon after, he captured the Cruiserweight Championship at the 2017 Royal Rumble pay-per-view, and declared himself “The King of the Cruiserweights.”
Current WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville stomps Austin Aries’ skull into the mat.
(Photo Credit: WWE.com)
Neville’s in-ring ability is elite. He’s arguably the best athlete in the WWE and that is saying something because today’s roster is by far the most athletic in the company’s history. He’s extremely strong, technically sound, and intelligent inside of the ropes.
Despite not being the tallest guy on the roster, Neville’s physique is impressive. He looks like he could beat someone up, and that’s a big part of the job. Watching Neville square off with guys twice is size is believable, due to his muscular build and aggressive nature.
Up until recently, Neville’s mic work was the chink in his armor. However, since arriving in the cruiserweight division, he has developed a nasty attitude that has helped him find his voice. His mic work is often some of the best on Raw and 205 Live each week.
I believe Neville has all of the tools needed to win the big one in WWE. I think he can be the first guy to leave the cruiserweight division and move on to bigger and better things, trailblazing a path for future 205 Live guys to follow in the future. “The King of the Cruiserweights” is a fantastic moniker, and very much a true statement, but “The King of WWE” is where Neville is headed.
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