Good news everybody: gravity has finally remembered Neville.
The man that creative forgot has been hovering just above Earth’s Stratosphere ever since late October, but on last night’s Roadblock: End of the Line pay-per-view, he turned up at the end of the Cruiserweight Championship three-way between Rich Swann, TJ Perkins and The Brian Kendrick.
Neville was last seen on WWE TV on Raw’s Halloween show in a multi-man Battle Royal. His last broadcast singles match was two weeks before that, losing to Bo Dallas. Back when Bo Dallas had a storyline.
Following Swann retaining his title at Roadblock, Neville walked down to the ring, all smiles, looked like he was going to congratulate the champion, but instead proceeded to kick everyone while the crowd chanted ‘Thank you, Neville’.
Neville being a part of the Cruiserweight division is something many have been arguing for since the title was brought back. Raw has many sub-205 pound, name-stars at their disposal – Xavier Woods, Sin Cara, even Finn Balor – and using them in the division is vital to getting the Cruiserweights over. It’s rumoured that we can expect more stars like this entering the picture.
Roadblock: End of the Line also saw two big title changes. Sheamus and Cesaro won the tag team championships, ending the New Day’s 483 day reign – just several days after they set the company record – and Charlotte regained the Raw Women’s Title for the 26th time this month. Actually, if you pretend each fall in their Iron Person match counted as a title win, it actually changed hands five times that night. Which is kind of a fitting way to end Charlotte and Sasha’s long-running feud, one that’s been criticised for playing hot-potato with the belt at the expense of the other women on Raw.
For those who thought Banks tapping out just seconds before the end of normal time made her look weak, here’s Lance Storm’s opinion:
“In a legit hold i bet you’d tap and not even notice the time.”
Which is both an interesting take on the spot, and kind of threatening. Especially when Storm responded to a fan that pointed out Banks could see how much time was left on the screen:
“Ever been in legit knee bar? Bet you’d tap too you.”
Wrestling News World are reporting that The Rock is very keen to do an angle at Wrestlemania 33 to promote his next even more fast and really quite furious movie The Fate of the Furious – which is out two weeks after Mania weekend.
According to the site, Dwayne brought up the idea of involving his Furious co-star Vin Diesel at Wrestlemania, which Vince McMahon misunderstood, replying that Kevin Nash was too old to do something with The Rock at WWE’s biggest show of the year (not a joke).
Once Dwayne got Vince up-to-date with the last decade’s popular culture, McMahon apparently started pushing for a Rock vs Vin Diesel match, or a Rock vs Brock Lesnar match with Vin as the referee or enforcer. The site claims Vince wants Rock vs anybody, really, but Dwayne only wants to do an angle. He’ll be far too busy promoting the movie to train properly for a match, and there are Hollywood insurance issues that stop him from getting too physical in case an injury pushes back production.
What did you think of Roadblock: End of the Line last night? Tell me how you keep saying ‘Fastlane: End of the Line’ for no reason too in the comments down below.