Adrian Neville (@WWENeville) comes on the show to promote NXT in Cleveland next week. He also talks about making the transition from independent wrestling to NXT, the impact of William Regal, some of his classic matches in NXT, if NXT should have a match at Wrestlemania 31, who he would want to feud with on the main roster, and meeting Vince McMahon.
**Interview starts at 8:18 mark of show.**
Any jealousy between main roster and NXT roster:
“I don’t think so. I certainly don’t get that when I’m working the main roster shows. I think, if anything, the main roster guys are supportive and they are excited to see us thrive and make the transition from NXT to the main roster. And looking forward to standing across the ring from us and competing against us. I know, if I was on the main roster, and I saw the young guys coming in who were hungry and killing it down in NXT, I’d look forward to facing them. I don’t think that’s the case at all. I don’t think that’s true at all.”
Meeting Vince McMahon for the first time:
“I haven’t sat down and spoke with Vince in any depth. It’s just been hellos and goodbyes. The first time he caught me off guard backstage at Monday Night Raw. He was just walking down one of the corridors backstage. It was a bit surreal. But it was just a quick, ‘hello, sir, I’m Adrian Neville, one of your developmental talents. Pleasure to miss you.’ It lasted about 20 seconds. It wasn’t very notable or noteworthy.”
His choice to hit Red Arrow on and feud with on main roster:
“Red Arrow – Daniel Bryan. We’ve been across the ring from each other before and it would be great to do an one-on-one with Bryan on a big stage.
Feud – I’d love to wrestle (feud) with Dolph [Ziggler]. I’ve never wrestled Dolph and I think he’s a phenomenal talent. I think it would be a trip. Also, Seth [Rollins]. He’s on fire at the minute. I’d love to go up against Seth. One of those two would be unbelievable.”
NXT match at Wrestlemania 31:
“Absolutely. Like I said, I don’t think NXT is considered a developmental brand or territory anymore. I feel like, we put out a product that’s just as good as the main roster. So, I’d say yes.”
Will we see him on main roster within six months:
“I very much hope so. I can’t tell you for definite, because the truth is, I don’t know. If I was a betting man, I’d bet on yes. But we will have to wait and see.”
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