In case you haven't heard, NXT held a four man tournament to see who would performer with WWE stars at Wrestlemania in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal. In the first round, Finn Balor defeated Tyler Breeze, while Hideo Itami defeated Adrian Neville, a strong favorite to win. Itami then defeated Balor in the tournament final. Unfortunately for him, though, the front office moved the battle royal off the main card.
March 27, 2015
As of this very moment, it looks like WWE has Adrian Neville penciled in for a promotion to the main roster. The way they're going to do this is by having him winning the NXT tournament and earning a spot in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal. The front office feels that it would be a good way to introduce him to their mainstream fans. There is even a slight chance that he might be given the win at Wrestlemania as a way to springboard his push.
March 26, 2015
It was long rumored that WWE was going to use NXT performers at Wrestlemania before the front office decided to load up the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal with known wrestlers on the main roster. Well, it has now been revealed that one of the spots will be given to a developmental wrestler. During Axxess, a tournament will be held with Adrian Neville, Finn Balor, Hideo Itami and Tyler Breeze to determine the spot filler.
March 21, 2015
Kevin Owens is having one of the best rookie years that NXT has ever seen. The belief is that WWE wanted to give him even more of a boost by giving him a spot in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal at Wrestlemania. Unfortunately, he needed knee surgery, so that will not be happening. The front office then decided to do a tournament with Adrian Neville, Finn Balor, Hideo Itami and Tyler Breeze instead. One of them will get his spot.
March 21, 2015
Being an independent wrestling promotion is going to get a lot harder come May. That is when WWE is tentatively planning on having the stars of NXT begin touring the country. Unlike the main roster, the developmental wrestlers would be performer is smaller venues in towns that might not normally get the big name stars coming through. Guys like Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, Hideo Itami, Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville are hard to compete against.
March 15, 2015
Since the brand has been growing in popularity as of late, a lot of WWE fans were excited at the prospect of some of the developmental wrestlers being used at Wrestlemania. Unfortunately, though, that might not be happening after all. Reports have surfaced that management is looking to trim the Andre the Giant battle royal down to only 20 participants. That makes it harder for the likes of Finn Balor, Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens to get spots.
March 6, 2015
Since WWE is throwing a lot of performers into the ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania, they are going to need a lot of bodies to be able to fill up the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal. Right now, management is looking at the NXT roster and trying to decide which one of them to utilize. A name that is near the top of all the lists backstage is Adrian Neville. Management wants to showcase him a bit.
March 5, 2015
It is a basically a foregone conclusion that Adrian Neville is going to eventually end up on the main roster in WWE. The belief is that management believes that he can be a big star because of his finisher. They feel that the corkscrew shooting star press is a move that can generate a connection with the audience, much like what Justin Gabriel was able to do with his finishing move. Management just needs to keep having faith in Neville afterwards.
February 17, 2015