You don’t give yourself a nickname like “The King of the Cruiserweights” without backing it up. And British-born athlete Neville, armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, is more than willing to back up his boasts.
Neville has devoted his life to studying wrestling disciplines across the globe, earning numerous accolades and molding himself into an explosive and versatile competitor. While not the biggest challenger to set foot in the ring, Neville’s strength doesn’t lie in his size, but in his world-class technique and spectacular agility.
His record since arriving in WWE speaks for itself. Not only does Neville boast the longest NXT Championship reign in history, but the high-flyer wasted no time making an impact upon his arrival to the main roster in March 2015. Champions and contenders alike have struggled mightily against the ascendant Superstar, falling one after another to his nearly unstoppable Red Arrow finishing maneuver.
After suffering an injury in early 2016, Neville returned at Roadblock: End of the Line following the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match between Rich Swann, The Brian Kendrick and TJ Perkins. Believing he was left out of the Cruiserweight Classic, and that the entire Cruiserweight division was floundering without him, Neville set his sights on the WWE Cruiserweight Title. At Royal Rumble 2017, The King of the Crusierweights took his throne after defeating his former friend Rich Swann for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
Since winning the title, Neville has felt as though he carries the entire division on his shoulders and has vanquished all challengers. However, six days before defending the championship against Akira Tozawa at SummerSlam, the Japanese Superstar defeated Neville, ending the king's reign. Immediately invoking his rematch clause for The Biggest Event of the Summer, Neville reclaimed his prize in convincing fashion.
His speed, agility and hybrid capabilities recall the Cruiserweights of the ’90s, but Neville isn’t interested in rehashing the past. Glory is on his mind, and The King of the Cruiserweights has claimed his throne. Bow down, or pay the price.