Thursday, December 15, 2016

Where's Neville?

Courtesy: WWE
By Kevin Hunsperger
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This post is sure to be a bias one as I write about one of my favorite WWE Superstars, Neville. You've probably already heard my backstory on the artist formerly known as PAC, but here's a quick recap. 

I met him nearly five years ago when I did commentary for a company called AAPW. He and El Generico wrestled that night and I consider it a highlight of my short-lived commentary "career" to have called that match. Earlier this year he recognized me at an autograph signing in Dallas prior to WrestleMania. It was seriously one of the highlights of the trip.

Meeting Neville & Kalisto
At that point, Neville was recovering from an ankle injury. Now he's back, but you wouldn't know that based on watching Raw. The last time I remember seeing Neville in action was months ago in a quick loss to Bo Dallas, the man Neville beat for the NXT Championship. By the way, I believe Neville is still the second longest reigning NXT champ.

Neville has a great look and is incredible in the ring. The only thing holding him back is his mic skills. But I hate that that's a detriment to someone who is clearly so talented. There are things creative could be doing with him. He could be a part of the 205 program, wrestle in the new UK Championship tournament or even team with Sami Zayn. 

Two other times meeting Neville
I'm not saying put a belt on the guy (immediately) but at least give him some TV time. I actually liked when they were doing the backstage stuff with him and The Miz when it looked like Miz was going to start managing or at least mentoring Neville. As a long time fan of WWE and now of Neville's, I implore the company to not forget "The Man That Gravity Forgot." 

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