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
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
Fans who attended the WWE live event in Tampa this weekend were treated to a nice little surprise to start the show. Kevin Owens and Adrian Neville came out to work a match where the NXT Heavyweight Champion was on the line. Owens retained the belt. While this might lead to some speculations about main roster promotions, the belief is that management simply threw them on the card because they were in Florida.
February 16, 2015
At the latest Takeover event, NXT fans saw Finn Balor defeating Adrian Neville, which means that he is now the top contender to the heavyweight championship. He is now scheduled to work a program with Kevin Owens, who defeated Sami Zayn in the main event tonight. Balor is on the receiving end of a push from WWE officials, but Owens is expected to remain the champion and feud with Zayn for the next several months.
February 12, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about the possible new character that Adrian Neville will be handed once he makes his way to the main WWE roster, and it will surely upset a good amount of fans that were hoping that the former NXT heavyweight champion was going to be given a proper push. There are now talks that Neville could be placed under a mask, so that his Mighty Mouse inspired character can be more appealing to kids.
December 25, 2014
There is a very good chance that NXT fans will not be seeing Adrian Neville around for a while. Management utilized him to help give an immediate boost to Kevin Owens this week by having the former heavyweight champion be stretchered out of the arena after a brutally vicious post match assault. The idea is to build up Owens as quickly as possible, so that Sami Zayn can have an immediate challenger. Neville is still waiting for a promotion.
December 20, 2014
In a highly anticipated moment, Sami Zayn was finally able to capture the NXT Heavyweight Championship by beating Adrian Neville during an excellent match at Revolution tonight. Fans online have been begging WWE to put the championship on the former ROH star, and the audience was very vocal about it as well. The agents attempted to throw off the fans a bit by utilizing the injured referee spot, but in the end, Zayn won via pin fall.
December 11, 2014