Neville walked away from the WWE in October of 2017. The former Cruiserweight Champion felt frustrated about his position, believing that he was underutilized.
At the time, the King of the Cruiserweights had just lost the WWE Cruiserweight Championship to Enzo Amore and was scheduled to lose to him on Monday Night Raw. However, reports stated that he left when he learned of the result, forcing the WWE to put Kalisto in that spot. Kalisto would win the title in Neville’s place.
During a conference call on August 15, the NXT UK brand was discussed, and when Triple H was asked whether or not we could see Neville show up there, the Game said that Neville is incredibly talented, but doesn’t know exactly what’s going on with the former NXT and Cruiserweight Champion.
To be honest, I’m not 100% positive. I would need to go back and look into that.
You’re 100% right. He’s one of the most talented guys in the world. I love the time that he spent with us in NXT, he did a great job of building up the Cruiserweight division on 205. Time will see where that ends up.
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Neville has been asking for his release since October, but his contract with the WWE is frozen for the moment.