WWE still want Adrian Neville to remain in NXT

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The NXT star with the limelight on him right now is former NXT Champion Adrian Neville, after rumors emerged that the WWE were looking to move Neville to the main roster and hand a gimmick which the fans weren’t in favour of.

Now that Neville isn’t the champion anymore after dropping the championship title to Sami Zayn at R Evolution, a number of rumors suggested than Neville was going to be called up to the main roster in a ‘Mighty Mouse’ gimmick and potentially donning a mask; those plans don’t look to be going ahead.

Instead, the WWE want to build Neville into a Crash Holly type of character but it looks as if he’s set to stick around on NXT for a little while longer.


The Wrestling Observer Radio have provided a big update on his future, with Dave Meltzer reporting that WWE want to keep Neville on NXT for a little while longer by having him compete in two singles feuds and one triple threat before shipping him off to the big leagues.

We recently saw Kevin Owens make his explosive debut on NXT television when he defeated CJ Parker and destroyed Sami Zayn, and the plan is to have Adrian Neville enter the feud between Zayn and Owens and make it into a triple threat match. This will be highly entertaining as it allows Neville to stay on NXT for a while longer, and the NXT fans will be able to see what all the fuss was about when Kevin Steen and El Generico were feuding in Ring of Honor.

The WWE are looking to capitalise on a number of big-name independent rivalries and use them on NXT, which is why we’re going to be witnessing a successful feud with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn as they’ve worked together before, while Adrian Neville is also pencilled in to take on two other huge international superstars.


One of the singles feuds the WWE want to have before making Neville into a main roster star is a feud between himself and Hideo Itami. The independent fans will be rubbing their palms already as this could be the first ever meeting between Pac and KENTA, two of the biggest international names in the wrestling industry and the WWE have a winner on their hands already.

They will bill it as the first ever meeting between the two fan favourites and it will be impossible to call this down the middle. But, you can already hear those ‘match of the year’ chants because these two superstars know how to step it up, and they’ll certainly do that once they finally stand opposite each other inside an NXT ring.


The third and final feud the WWE want to have is a feud between Adrian Neville and Finn Balor, which means the fans will get to see Pac and Prince Devitt go at it once more but this time in the WWE.

The WWE are doing what they can to sign up the top independent stars because they know that their popularity is increasing day by day, especially those that have history between them such as Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn when they were competing as Kevin Steen and El Generico as well as Neville and Balor. To see the two in action two years ago during their days in New Japan Pro Wrestling; click here.

It’s great to see how far they’ve all come, especially now that they’re all some of the most talked about talent in all of the WWE. The fans are surely in for a treat when Neville mixes it up with the likes of Itami and Balor before finally graduating to the main roster.

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