Neville has finally found a place for himself in the WWE, and it's a pretty good one.
He began his professional wrestling career back in 2004 when he worked the independent scene in Europe. During that time he also did work for promotions such as 3 Count Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Guerilla. In addition, Neville also did work for Global Force Wrestling (GFW) (formerly known as TNA or Impact Wrestling), Ring Of Honor (ROH), Chikara, Dragon Gate, American Wrestling Rampage, Dragon Gate USA, and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). He finally got his shot at the big leagues when he was signed by WWE in 2012 and sent to developmental in NXT. He soon won the NXT Title and began grooming himself for his soon call-up to the main roster.
Neville made his main roster debut in March of 2015, dropping the 'Adrian' from his name and simply going by Neville. He presented himself as a high-flying superhero esk character who wore a cape to the ring. In March of 2016 Neville suffered an ankle injury during a match with Chris Jericho that forced him to miss several months of action.
Upon his return at the Roadblock: End Of The Line pay-per-view (PPV) in December of last year, Neville made his return to seemingly congratulate newly crowned Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann, however, instead he ended up attacking Swann and his opponent TJ Perkins. He later challenged Swann for the title at the Royal Rumble, winning it for the first time in his career.
He reigned as champion for some time before being defeated by Akira Tozawa on last week's episode of Monday Night RAW, losing his title. Neville got his rematch for the strap just days later at the WWE SummerSlam PPV this past Sunday (August 20, 2017), defeating Tozawa to regain the title.
Per a report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the decision to have Tozawa take the title off Neville on last week's RAW was made when he arrived for the show, wanting to do something big for TV. It is amazing how little planning goes into creative today, showing how ridiculous WWE's booking is today.
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