There was some surprising news earlier this week when we found that former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville reportedly left Monday’s Raw in Indianapolis when he was unhappy with what the company had planned for him. Here are the latest details on the situation, according to PWInsider.com.
* There have been reports that Neville walked out of Raw. That is incorrect. He was never on the road this past weekend as he did not work any of the live events and was not backstage, at any point, during Raw this past Monday. Mustafa Ali worked the Raw live events, wrestling Enzo Amore, replacing Neville, who was originally slated for those shows.
* The original plan for Raw was Neville vs. Enzo Amore, but that was changed late in the day when it became known Neville would not be at the show (possibly when everyone was made aware he wasn’t going to be there, because there was discussion of making it a non-title match after it was noted Neville technically could “not have” a title shot vs. Enzo). The decision was made to go with Kalisto and put the WWE Cruiserweight Champion on him as a way to tie him to the legacy of Eddie Guerrero since it was Guerrero’s birthday and he inspired Kalisto to get into professional wrestling.
* According to two different sources, Neville has pushed for a release with the idea of leaving the company and building his name outside of it, similar to what Drew McIntyre did prior to his return to NXT.
* There are several things Neville is unhappy with. One source claimed a souring point was being left off of the Wrestlemania 33 DVD, which meant no royalties from what is traditionally the biggest selling WWE DVD of the year.
* Neville is still under contract to WWE and has not been released. It is entirely possible the two sides will come to terms and he will return to the company, but as of right now, he is not factored in any of the current plans for the Cruiserweight division or any other WWE brand. He is also not scheduled for any shows.