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
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
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
Since management is preparing him for a promotion to the main roster, Adrian Neville is discussing new character ideas with WWE officials. One of the ideas that is reportedly being thrown around backstage is for him to portray an underdog type of character, similar to the Mighty Mouse character from the cartoons. The former NXT heavyweight champion does not have a lot of stroke within the company, so he more than likely will accept whatever they say.
December 22, 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