WWE profile: Adrian Neville - The man that gravity forgot

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Neville is a high flying, gravity defying professional wrestler in the WWE.

The latest talent to make it on the main roster though has come a long way to reach the pinnacle of wrestling.

Humble beginnings

From Newcastle Upon Tyne in the United Kingdom, Benjamin Satterley (Neville's real name) has been in wrestling for many years. He started in the Independent Wrestling Federation in the North East of England and competed internationally under the ring name 'Pac.'

He performed in international competition for the best part of eight years as 'Pac' and for the first two years of his career he mainly wrestled in the Independent Wrestling Federation and Three count Wrestling.

It wasn't until 2005 that he would eventually win his first championship. In 2006, he returned from wrestling around Europe to Three Count where he won the 3CW Young Lions Championship and then went on to become the 3CW Heavyweight Champion.

The Geordie boy would then go on to join One Pro Wrestling in 2006, where he won the first ever Open weight Championship in 2006. 

Career progression

Satterley would then go on to represent International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom in the King of Europe competition. He would unfortunately fall at the quarter final stage to Nigel McGuinness. Satterley then joined the Nu Wrestling federation in Italy where he had many attempts to win the Cruiserweight title but never managed it. He then wrestled for Premier British Wrestling on two separate occasions before he finally signed with the WWE.

It was here that he took on the name that WWE fans have grown to love. Competing under the name Adrian Neville, the wrestler signed for the WWE's Developmental territory NXT where he became the first man to hold both NXT championship and the NXT Tag Team Championship which he won with Oliver Grey.

He and Oliver Grey were a fantastic parrtnership but when Grey tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Neville chose Bo Dallas as his next partner, but they lost the title on the very first defence of it to the Wyatt family.

After this, Neville pretty much went on his own to try and capture the NXT Championship which he finally managed when he beat Bo Dallas after he failed at his first attempt. 

Neville held the title for a still unbeaten record of 287 days but was eventually beaten by Sami Zayn with whom he had become allies.

Stepping up

He broke into the WWE main roster in April 2015 and beat the veteran Curtis Axel on his debut fight on RAW.

Since that match Neville has fought a few high profile stars such as Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins. Although he lost the matches, he gained the respect of the WWE locker room and the world with his performance in these two matches.

Most recently he lost to Bad News Barrett in the final of the King of the Ring contest on SmackDown two weeks ago, and this past week on SmackDown he took part in a tag team match with Dolph Ziggler after coming to his aid while he was being attacked by Barrett and Sheamus. 

Big future

I personally love Dolph Ziggler and I believe he and Neville could be an amazing tag team. Imagine that, Ziggler with his experience and popularity amongst the WWE universe and Neville with his attractive style of wrestling. They would gain a lot of fans really quickly and I think they would dominate the WWE Tag Team division. 

Neville has a bright future ahead of him, there's no denying that, but will he be just a lower ranked fighter competing for the Intercontinental championship and the US Championship, or will he be given the opportunity to fight for the Heavyweight championship?

I think with the career path that he is currently on, there is no reason why not. I think he will one day compete and win the WWE Heavyweight Championship and I can't wait to see it.

What do you guys think? Can Neville make it all the way to the top? Let us know in the comments section below...

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