– It took nearly a year, but former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville is finally a free man. Instead of granting his release upon request, WWE made Neville sit out his contract from the comfort of his home in the United Kingdom until deciding to let him go two weeks ago.
According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE officials put Neville and his contract on ice to establish a precedent. So instead of letting him jump from WWE to New Japan Pro Wrestling — where he’s expected to head next — they elected to keep him under contract — making Neville not just wait out his contract but effectively freezing his ambitions to wrestle elsewhere.
Per the report, WWE doesn’t want to start the practice of releasing anyone who asks for it, allowing them to instantly show up in another promotion. So when WWE grants a release, it will be on their terms.
– See how WWE Champion AJ Styles reacted when he finally watched the viral video of an anteater imitating his signature entrance pose.
– The latest edition of WWE 2K18 Top 10 counts down Hall of Famers’ finishing moves.